Training for sustainability professionals

The GRI Professional Certification Program is designed to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of sustainability professionals in implementing the GRI Standards to improve the quality of sustainability reporting. Accessible via the GRI Academy or a Certified Training Partner (CTP), professionals complete five courses that cover the fundamentals of GRI reporting in preparation for a final certification exam. 

Renew your certification annually by taking continuing education units (CEUs). 

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Benefits of certification 

Globally applicable professional development that allows you to: 

  • Improve your reporting skills
  • Maintain and upskill your sustainability knowledge 
  • Enhance your credibility
  • Demonstrate your sustainability know-how 

Certified Training Partners 

Over 100 training partners across 57 countries offer GRI’s Certified Training Course, customized training in a peer-to-peer environment offering networking opportunities and locally tailored content. 

Professionals can start their certification journey by taking the GRI Standards Certified Training course, after which they will be awarded three out of five required points towards unlocking the certification exam. 

For professionals who prefer to do online courses via the GRI Academy, each course will award one point towards the exam. 

Please note: only these listed organizations have been assessed and authorised by GRI to deliver certified training, with content we have quality assured and approved. We do not endorse other providers, and caution against uncertified training, even from organizations that may claim to be associated with GRI.

GRI certification exam

The GRI certification exam replaced the GRI Standards exam as of 1 July 2020. Professionals that have already purchased the Standards exam can still take it until 15 October 2020. If a professional would like to upgrade their learning they can continue to do so via the GRI Academy or a Certified Training Partner.

Have you successfully completed the GRI Standards exam in the past and are looking for your name? 

See a list of the successful GRI Standards Exam candidates.

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