As part of GWO's ongoing commitment to good governance of its worldwide training network, a trio of Auditor Qualification Training (AQT) courses will take place in the United States, Denmark and China.
Newly certified GWO training sites grew by 31% in 2018 and from April 2019, certification bodies must document one of three ways their auditors are qualified to certify a GWO training site or course.
To support certification bodies, maintain quality and meet this growing market need, GWO is conducting three Auditor Qualification Training Courses during February and March 2019.
Beginning in San Diego on 26th February, a group of delegates from certification bodies in North America will be guided according to a new AQT Standard. The course will cover in particular the issue of training quality assessment, helping auditors recognise good or bad training when witnessed.
The second AQT course takes place in Europe at GWO Headquarters in Copenhagen. The AQT will then be delivered at Gamesa Wind in Tianjin, China.
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