The GRI G4 Exam allows sustainability professionals to demonstrate their knowledge of the G4 Guidelines and the GRI Reporting Process, enhancing their credibility and reputation in the sustainability field.
If you have attended one of GRI’s Certified Training Courses or Training Modules, you are eligible to take the G4 Exam. If you pass, you will receive a certificate and your name will be listed on the GRI website
The GRI G4 Exam tests candidates on their knowledge of the content of the G4 Guidelines, as well as the five phases of the GRI Reporting process: Prepare, Connect, Define, Monitor and Report. The exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and lasts 90 minutes. A score of 75% is required to pass.
As of 1 July 2016, 86% of the candidates who have taken the G4 Exam have passed and the average score of the candidates is 84% where the passing score is 75%.
You can take the exam in more than 80 countries. You are eligible to take the Exam if you have attended a training course or module given by one of GRI’s Certified Training Partners. Locate the nearest test center to you here
The G4 Exam is available in the following languages:
- Brazillian Portuguese
- Simplified Chinese
The G4 Exam was developed with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.
Upon successful attendance of a GRI Certified Training Course, eligible candidates will receive an email from GRI with step-by-step instructions on how to register for the G4 Exam.
If you have recently successfully attended a GRI Certified Training Course but have not received this email, please contact GRI's Training & Coaching Team
If you attended a GRI Certified Training Course prior to February 1, 2015 and have not received an email from GRI with instructions on how you can register for the exam, please contact GRI's Training & Coaching Team
and include an electronic copy of your GRI Certified Training Course certificate of attendance.
Exam scheduling and payment is handled by GRI's G4 Exam implementer, Prometric, directly via this link
. For questions or inquires related to scheduling/rescheduling or payment, please contact Prometric’s Candidate Care
The main resources to prepare for the G4 Exam are the following:
Certified Training Course Material:
- Course Manual of the Certified Training Program (Participants of GRI Certified Training courses receive it directly from the Training Partners)
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