Become a GRI certified sustainability professional
With two flexible learning routes to choose from – online self-paced via the GRI Academy (route A) or blended and instructor-led (route B) – our Professional Certification program provides a unique opportunity to gain expertise and global recognition in sustainability reporting with the GRI Standards.
The program is comprised of four courses:
1. Introduction to sustainability reporting and the GRI Standards 2021 update
2. Reporting with GRI Standards 2021 update
3. Reporting on Human Rights with GRI Standards 2021 update
4. Integrating the SDGs into sustainability reporting
and a final certification exam.
By completing the courses and the exam, you will obtain the ‘GRI Certified Sustainability Professional’ status, which is valid for two years. Your certification can be renewed by earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs), awarded when you complete additional training courses.
For a more detailed overview of the program, please consult our FAQ and flyer, which answers the most common questions asked by participants.
Two exam policies are available: one for the Professional Certification Exam based on the Universal Standards 2016; and one for the Professional Certification Exam based on the Universal Standards 2021. You can also consult the exam instructions, applicable to both exams.