Certification and Accreditation
This E-team focuses on the co-creation of the Inclusive Policy Certification Systems.
Certification scheme criteria are based on the principles of inclusion and must be:
auditable (clearly defined, measurable objectives);
relevant to the processing and target audience;
inter-operable with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal other standards;
scalable for application to different sizes/types of processing/organisations.
Online learning for professionals
We offer globally applicable and recognized professional development alongside the latest sustainability-related curriculum, including the Professional Certification program and online training courses and tutorials.
Professional Certification Programs
Learn about the Standards and their use in sustainability reporting by joining our Professional Certification Program, available in English.
With two flexible learning routes to choose from - online self-paced (Route 1) or blended (Route 2) - the program provides a unique opportunity to gain expertise and recognition in sustainability reporting with the Standards.
Who is the Certification for?
If sustainability is your main profession, be it in a corporate or consulting environment, and if you are supporting sustainability reporting within your organization as part of your role in operations, finance, communications or other functions, consider becoming a Certified Sustainability Professional.
DISCLAIMER: No candidate or applicant should pay any sum of money to any bank account or any form of inducement to any individual purporting/ claiming to be acting on behalf of the Institute.
The Public Diplomacy Professional certification process is designed to assess the knowledge and experience of diversity and inclusion professionals against the standard established by the Competency Framework.
The Certified Inclusion Professional certification process is designed to assess the knowledge and experience of diversity and inclusion professionals against the standard established by the Competency Framework.
The Sustainable Development Professional certification process is designed to assess the knowledge and experience of diversity and inclusion professionals against the standard established by the Competency Framework.
The Programme in Legislative Drafting provides you with the requisite skills and competencies.
The certification can help you:
Enhance your knowledge and skills needed to use the Standards
Get professional recognition by a trusted source Improve the quality of your sustainability reporting
Upskill and gain a competitive edge in your career
Strengthen your sustainability reporting credentials
Certification is not an educational program. Training programs are designed to provide training and instruction to help participants acquire or enhance their knowledge or skills, whereas certification programs are designed to assess an individual’s existing knowledge or skills against a set of pre-defined competencies.
If you are interested in becoming a Certified Professional with the Institute, let us know by registering your interest via the form below and we shall be in contact.
Assess your eligibility
and register your interest
Prepare your documents,
Register and pay the certification fee, take test
You are eligible if you have one or more years of relevant work experience (Use the Eligibility Checklist to verify whether you have what it takes to meet the certification requirements).
Choose your learning path
Online and self-paced learning (Route 1) or Blended learning (Route 2)
Complete an Assessment of Eligibility form.
Once your submission has been approved by your external assessor you officially become a CIP
The exam will test your knowledge of the competencies with a multiple-choice test delivered online.