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Steps to becoming a GWO certified training provider


Study and understand the four pillars of GWO certification - can you meet them?


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Physical Resources

You must demonstrate your resources are adequate to ensure consistent delivery of training and assessment in accordance with the GWO Training Standard(s) requirements. 


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Management Systems

An effective and formally documented system is required to assure quality, course content and safety of training and assessment in compliance with the GWO approval criteria.


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Staff resources

Your organisation's staffing and resources must follow national legislation, applicable standards and regulations.


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Training + Assessment

Demonstrate your training and assessment has been done in an orderly manner and evaluated properly.


Audit process with certification body

To be certifed, your GWO training operation must be audited by a certification body. The certification body must comply with the GWO Criteria for Certification Bodies. They must also be accredited to ISO9001 and OHSAS18001 by a member of the International Accreditation Forum and signatory to their Multilateral Recognition Agreement, and must be able to document the competence of its audit team in performing audit against the GWO standard.


Certification – start as certified provider

After your certification is complete, 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 us the certification annual fee of €650. GWO will contact you and complete your registration as a training provider. After certification you will be allowed to use the "Certified Training Provider" logo emailed to you, your company will be displayed on the Training Provider Map and you will be granted access to WINDA. 


Ongoing review

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

What are the costs?

The costs of certification and audit is a commercial agreement between you and your certifying 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. GWO Criteria for Training Providers require 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?

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