Certified training partners

Whether you are an existing GRI reporter, or starting your reporting journey for the first time, training is available through our global network of Certified Training Partners (CTPs). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many CTPs are offering courses remotely. Please, contact a training partner from your national territory to register your interest. 

About the program 

The Certified Training Program gives you knowledge of the GRI Standards and reporting to facilitate their use within your organization, delivered in your local language. The program helps run an effective reporting process, producing the best possible GRI report. The Certified Training Program starts with an introduction to sustainability reporting before going deeper into the GRI sustainability reporting process, focusing on your local issues throughout. 

About the CTPs 

We work with experienced training organizations around the world to provide you with excellent training. We select and certify local training partner organizations, who bring local knowledge to give you insights into sustainability issues in your region. All our training partners complete a comprehensive certification process.

View a list of the GRI Certified Training Partners worldwide.

Available courses

The GRI Certified Standards training courseunderstand how to use the GRI Standards for the sustainability reporting process. 

Duration: 16 hours (minimum). 

Training module - Occupational Health and Safety: learn about the updated GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety Standard, including how and why to report on OHS issues. 

Duration: 8 hours.

Access the Certified Training Partners course calendar for more details.

Become a CTP 

As a GRI training partner, you will join a carefully selected group of training organizations around the world dedicated to empowering people to learn how to use the GRI Standards to support a more sustainable world. Please note all CTPs must be members of the GRI Community

Benefits of becoming a Certified Training Partner: 

GRI’s assessment of application for new CTPs is based on these criteria: 

How to apply 

To apply, complete an application form and submit it to the GRI Training and Coaching Team. Once reviewed and accepted, a Training Program and License Agreement will be signed by both parties. 

Certification process  

The certified training course consists of both GRI-developed content and partner-developed local content. Once the local content has been reviewed and approved, GRI will consolidate into a Certified Training Material Pack for the training partner. 

Once an organization becomes a fully Certified Training Partner, they are licensed to offer GRI Certified Training in their specified territory(ies). The certification is valid for 12 months. 

Three months before the end of the license period, the training partner will be assessed based on the number of courses held during the previous year and the outcome of a quality control assessment. The renewal is automated, provided that the above requirement has been met, and the new annual license fee paid. 

Program fees 

There is a one-time application fee of €500, to be paid to GRI before the application can be processed. The countries eligible for the non-OECD certification fees can be found here. Further details are set out in ourPricing Policy

The fee includes certification of the training materials in English, plus a Training of Trainers for two nominated individuals, who will be authorized to conduct the courses. Further trainers can be nominated for an additional fee. 

Before the new CTP can begin offering GRI training courses, the annual license fee is required – a fixed fee of € 2,500 for all partners, regardless of size or location.  

If you have further questions about the CTP process, please read the Frequently Asked Questions or contact GRI’s Training and Coaching team. 

CTP Training Calendar

Access the GRI Certified Training Partners course calendar, to book the one best for you.

CTP course calendar