How Well Do You Know the G4 Reporting Guidelines?

by | Feb 3, 2015

The Global Reporting Initiative has unveiled the GRI G4 Exam, a first-of-its-kind opportunity for sustainability professionals to demonstrate their knowledge of the G4 sustainability reporting framework and the GRI Reporting Process.

Individuals who have attended one of GRI’s Certified Training Courses or Training Modules are now eligible to take the G4 Exam for a fee. Trainees who earn a passing score on the exam will receive a certificate to that effect and their names will be listed on the GRI website. In this way, these practitioners can increase their credibility and good reputation in the sustainability field, GRI says.

The GRI G4 Exam tests candidates on their knowledge of the content of the G4 Guidelines, as well as the 5 phases of the GRI sustainability reporting process: Prepare, Connect, Define, Monitor and Report. The exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and test takers will be given 90 minutes to complete them. Candidates who score at least 75 percent will receive a passing mark.

The exam can be taken at 4,500 test centers in 70 countries and individuals only become eligible to do so after attending a training course or module given by one of GRI’s Certified Training Partners. Candidates in developing countries can take this exam for a reduced fee and members of GRI’s OS Program are also eligible for a discount.


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