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Criteria for Training Providers

This document stating the requirements and criteria for Training Providers has been approved by Global Wind Organisation’s Steering Committee.

The purpose of this document is to provide information and guidance on 
fulfilling the requirements for certification of a Training Provider offering GWO 
Basic Safety Training. It is intended for use by organisations coming forward for 
certification for the first time as well as organisations currently in possession of 
a certification. 

Updated Criteria for Training Providers version 5

On September 2, 2016, GWO released the Criteria for Training Providers Version 5. 

This version of the Criteria for Training Providers will enter into effect on October 17. The main changes to the criteria documents relate to the implementation of the WINDA database. 

Please refer to the change log at the beginning of the critieria document.

Read or download Version 5 of the Criteria for Training Providers here.

Annual licensing fee for Training Providers

As of July 31, GWO Training Providers are asked to contribute a 650€ annual licensing fee. The first fee will cover the rest of 2016 and all of 2017.

The annual licensing fee will grant the Training Provider the right to use a new “GWO Certified Training Provider” logo in promotional materials and on certificates issued, as well as maintain the Training Provider's visibility on the GWO map of Training Providers.

After July 31, only Training Providers who have paid the licensing fee will be displayed on the interactive map on the website. The fee must be paid for each of the Training Providers' sites listed in the certificate.

The licensing fee income from Training Providers will in particular go towards maintenance, current operations and future development of WINDA. This database greatly reduce the risks of fraud from non-certified Training Providers, as well as enhance the value of common standards for your customers. It complements existing company and site safety management systems, and reduces compliance costs of repeated employee/contractor verification checks.
In version 4 of “Criteria for Training Providers”, payment of the fee has become a prerequisite for acceptance as a GWO Certified Training Provider and for access to the upcoming training records database. There will be a 10€ fee per upload of training records associated with the database.

For new Training Providers, the Certification Body will have to forward all relevant information and certification as described in the Criteria for the Certification Body before the GWO Secretariat will invoice the fee.

Want to learn more?

Please read the current GWO Standards and Criteria or see our in-depth FAQ-section. 
You are always welcome to contact the GWO secretariat here.

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