Online training for sustainability professionals

Stay ahead of the curve with the GRI Academy – the world’s number one training provider for impact reporting. We offer globally applicable and recognized professional development alongside the latest sustainability-related curriculum, including the GRI Professional Certification program and online training courses and tutorials.

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

2. Reporting with GRI Standards

3. Reporting on Human Rights with GRI Standards

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.

Before sitting the Professional Certification Exam 2021, please ensure to read the exam policy and the exam instructions.

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Important Certification Update

Certification Renewal until 1st Nov 2023
If you complete the program before November 1st, 2023, your certification will remain valid for two years.
Your first renewal requires earning 8 CEUs within two years.

Certification Renewal starting 1st Nov 2023
Starting 1st of November 2023, to extend your certification, you need to earn 4 CEUs every year.

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