LOS ANGELES, CA – To celebrate the launch of Green Globe University – the world’s first e-learning initiative for sustainable tourism training – Green Globe Certification is offering its online auditor training course with free auditor registration for the first year.
The Green Globe Auditor Accreditation Course encompasses 20 hours of detailed course materials and is available for US$1,990. The course fee includes the Green Globe Certification annual auditor fee, valued at US$1,000, for all candidates successfully completing the accreditation.
Green Globe Auditors are environmental or sustainability professionals who provide Green Globe Members with third-party verification in line with ISO 19011 standards for auditing management systems. Utilizing the Green Globe Standard for sustainable operation and management of tourism and related businesses, Auditors ensure all Green Globe members are performing to the highest standards.
Throughout the Auditor Accreditation Course, candidates complete a range of online assessments to ensure a detailed understanding of the Green Globe Standard and its application to their clients. Once complete, Auditors receive a certificate of accreditation and an introduction to Green Globe partners within their region. Auditors and are also registered on Green Globe’s website [ www.greenglobe.com ] for assignment to businesses completing certification.
Green Globe Certification CEO, Mr. Guido Bauer said: “Consultants and other professionals can profit tremendously by adding accreditation as a Green Globe Auditor to their portfolio of services. We have also designed the accreditation training to fit into their busy schedules.
“Our e-learning website allows students to undertake self-paced education, reduces time away from their business. and eliminates the need for, and associated cost of, travel. This not only makes it a more convenient and cost effective solution, but also a more environmentally friendly alternative.”
The e-learning solution is fully web-based and includes a comprehensive range of functionality to assist users including:
– Online registration;
– Course payment portal;
– Self-paced instruction lessons;
– Integration with social media extensions including YouTube and Facebook;
– Downloadable course material;
– Progressive examinations;
– Printed course completion certificates; and
– Intuitive online help and 24-hour email-based support is also available.
Green Globe University manages both the training and accreditation of Green Globe Certification Auditors. Tutorials are focused on providing a foundation in sustainability issues and practices and encompasses all aspects of the Green Globe Certification Standard including its:
– Certification process;
– Detailed compliance framework;
– Auditor guidance notes;
– Subjective evidence gathering;
– Auditor Code of Conduct; and,
– Policy statements.
Throughout the course, prospective Auditors complete a range of online assessments to ensure a detailed understanding of the Green Globe Certification Standard and its application to their clients.
SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING AND SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES:
Green Globe University also delivers new training programs to travel industry professionals who want to improve their understanding of sustainable operation and management. Green Globe Sustainability Courses deliver a comprehensive overview of the key practices that now underpin the internationally-accepted standards for sustainability.
The complete Green Globe Certification Sustainability Training Course is available for US$1,990 per student. Volume discounts are also available to tourism businesses wishing to train more than 10 students, and courses tailored to the specific needs of businesses, including branding, are also available and priced on request.
Supplementary courses are also offered on specific industry sectors including accommodation, administration offices, conference centers, green events, attractions, spas, and cruise ships. Live tutorials and coaching by an accredited Green Globe trainer is available.
ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and a member of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) governing council. For information visit www.greenglobe.com .