#SustyNews: New GRI standards Online Course

According to the GRI website,  the GRI Standards Exam will replace the G4 Exam from July 2017.

This is consistent with the transition from the G4 Guidelines to GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). The GRI Standards Exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and will test the knowledge of the exam candidate on the understanding of the key concepts and the structure of the GRI Standards, and their ability to navigate throughout the Standards to find the required information.

To gain this knowledge, first-time reporters are encouraged to  take a GRI Certified Training Standards course through one of GRI’s Certified Training Partners. All course participants will receive a 20% discount on their exam fee.
During the exam, the candidates will have access to a non-searchable pdf copy of a consolidated version of the GRI Standards. There is only one correct answer per question and the minimum passing score is 75%.
All successful candidates will receive a GRI Standards Exam Certificate of Achievement, confirming that they have passed and their names will be listed on the GRI website.
Individuals who do not pass the exam are allowed to retake it. There is a cooldown period of 30 days between each attempt, and a maximum of three attempts in 6 months. The pricing and policy remain the same for those retaking the exam.
For any further questions, please contact   trainingandcoaching@globalreporting.org.


The GRI Standards Exam is available on GRI’s online learning platform, allowing candidates to take the exam from any location with internet access (a webcam and a microphone are also required).


Please watch the video below with all the instructions regarding registering on the platform and installing the software required for the exam. Please also carefully go through the Step-by-step instructions before starting with the exam.

The Exam fees are as stated in the pricing table below:

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Author: MFON

Mfon Essien is an experienced environmental sustainability professional with cross-cultural & international experience (Middle East & Africa) in developing, coordinating and implementing environmental management systems and environmental sustainability initiatives that go beyond compliance. He has gained mastery in the areas of developing environmental sustainability strategies, implementing policies and procedures, and achieving best results for all stakeholders within mandatory legislative and voluntary best practice requirements. He oversees operations at sustainabilitysolutions.net

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