Accredited Assessor Training

Lead the way

Gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become an accredited assessor for the hydropower sector’s leading sustainability assessment tools.

This five-day course will cover the internationally recognised Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP), including its new criteria on climate change mitigation and resilience.

Participants will be among the first to gain accredited assessor status for the newly developed Environmental, Social and Governance Gap Analysis Tool (HESG Tool).

How will I benefit?

On successful completion of the course participants will:

  1. Gain a professional certificate recognised by IHA and the hydropower sector

  2. Achieve comprehensive knowledge of the HSAP and HESG Tool

  3. Meet the requirements to become an accredited HSAP and HESG Tool assessor

  4. Possess the skills and competencies to prepare, execute and deliver official HSAP and HESG Tool assessments

  5. Understand the Code of Conduct for Accredited Assessors and the Terms & Conditions for the HSAP.

How will I learn?

The course is comprised of a structured training programme, group discussion, practical exercises and a final exam, all of which are designed to focus on issues commonly arising with hydropower projects.

Who should attend?

Applicants should have a combination of:

  1. Education: degree level

  2. Work experience: at least six years of relevant experience

  3. Auditor training: 40 hours of IRCA-certified training in EMS, health and safety or social auditing

  4. An appropriate auditing qualification or experience: all candidates will be required to have obtained certification on an IRCA-certified auditing course which includes sufficient content on ISO 19011, such as an EMS Lead Auditor course, prior to accreditation (but not necessarily prior to the training course)

  5. HSAP knowledge: familiar with the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Tools.

How much does it cost?

The standard rate for the training course is £4,500+VAT.

IHA members and Protocol Council Chamber Members can benefit from a discounted rate of £3,825+VAT.

Learn more about IHA membership.

More information

To learn more about the course and enquire about future dates and booking options, please email the IHA Sustainability Team or Head Office.