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Frequently Asked Questions About Our GRI-Certified Training Courses

Please refer to our FAQs for questions you may have regarding our GRI-certified training courses. Feel free to contact us if you do not find the answers you are looking for. 

Is the course conducted in-person or online?

Both our GRI-certified courses are live and conducted virtually via Zoom. Interactive segments are integrated into the course program so that participants are engaged in their learning.

Can overseas participants take the GRI course?

Yes, we conduct the course completely virtually via Zoom and accept participants from the Asia and Pacific regions. If you are a resident in these regions, we will be able to register you for the course. 

I am new to the field of sustainability, which of the two GRI courses would you recommend? Can I include the course in my resume?

We recommend enrolling in the GRI Standards course as this is a foundational course and will equip you with skills in how to implement the GRI Standards in sustainability reporting.

Yes, after completing either course, GRI will email you directly for feedback and issue a certificate of completion. You can then incorporate the certificate into your CV or LinkedIn.


You may also consider taking the GRI certification exam and becoming a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional. Please refer to the next question for more on the exam.

Can I take the GRI standards examination after completing the GRI Standards Certified Training?

No, in order to take the examination, participants have to complete 4 modules: 

  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

We offer module 1 & 2 in our GRI Standards Certified Training course and modules 3 & 4 in our GRI Reporting on Human Rights and Integrating the SDGs into Sustainability Reporting.

Participants who complete the GRI standards course with us will be sent a code via email from GRI for 25% off the exam. Click here to learn more:

What format is the GRI examination? Is it online or in-person?

The exam is conducted online via proctoring and can be taken any time after completing all 4 modules mentioned above. The duration of the exam is 60 minutes and the exam covers 40 multiple choice questions. The passing score for the exam is 75%. If you fail the exam, you can retake it up to 3 times within a period of 6 months, with at least 7 days between each attempt.

To register for the exam, log in to the GRI Academy ( and select course catalog from the home page. You should see an option for the GRI professional certification exam.

Please refer to the GRI exam policy and exam instructions for more information.

Are the courses subsidised by Skillsfuture?

Unfortunately, the courses are not under SkillsFuture funding at the moment.

What discounts am I eligible for?

- Asia Sustainability Forum (ASF) members are eligible for 20% off the GRI Standards course.

- Early Bird Discount: Sign up 2 weeks in advance to be eligible for 10% off either GRI courses.

- Group DiscountsRegister 4 or more participants for GRI Standards in one checkout to get 20% off.

*Discount codes will be in the respective course descriptions.

*Please note that if codes are used incorrectly, we will reach out to you and issue an invoice for the balance.

Do you provide in-person / in-house training? If so, what is the minimum number of participants?

Yes, we are happy to provide in-person and in-house training. Please reach out at with details about your requirements.

I am unavailable for the upcoming course schedule. When will new dates be released?

Please send an email at so we can add you to our mailing list and keep you informed on upcoming courses.

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