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Steps to becoming a GWO certified training provider

1

There are four elements to GWO certification - can you meet them?

A

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(Facility - Wind Turbine)
Physical Resources

Your facilties should be fit for purpose, enabling consistent delivery of training and assessment in accordance with GWO Training Standard(s). 

b

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Management Systems

You will need an effective and formally documented system to assure quality course content, safety of training and assessment in compliance with GWO Criteria.

c

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Staff resources

Your organisation's staff (eg instructors) must follow national legislation, applicable standards and regulations in the country where you operate.

d

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Training + Assessment

You must demonstrate your training and assessment has been done in an orderly manner and evaluated properly.

2

Audit process with certification body

To be certifed, your GWO training operation must be audited by a certification body, which must comply with the GWO Criteria for Certification Bodies. A list of approved certification bodies who meet the GWO Criteria can be found here. If you choose a certification body that is not on the GWO list, your certification will be rejected.

3

Certification – start as certified provider

After your audit, your certification body must send us a copy or scan of your certificate, along with detailed contact information for a relevant individual at your company. You must send GWO the certification annual fee of €650. GWO will then contact you and complete your registration as a training provider. Following receipt of your certificate and payment of the annual fee, you will be emailed the "Certified Training Provider" logo, your company will be displayed on the GWO Training Provider Map (subject to GWO's receipt of location data from you) and you will be granted access to WINDA

4

Ongoing review

GWO certification lasts for a period of three years, during which you will be subject to surveillance audits by your certification body to check the continuing quality and compliance of your service delivery. After your certification period is over, your site or sites must be re-audited by a certification body according to the current criteria.

What are the costs?

GWO training is a competitive business and companies are free to invest in their facilities, staff and other resources as they wish.

The costs of certification and audit are also made on commercial terms between a training provider and a third party certification body.

When certified, there is an annual licensing fee of €650 payable to GWO.

What is WINDA?

WINDA is a global database of training records. The GWO Criteria for Training Providers requires that training providers upload records of all completed GWO certified training. The fee associated with WINDA is €10 per training record (one fee per module).

Need some help?

Click here to visit the Global Wind Organisation help centre.