SA8000:2014 Online Revision Course

The SA8000® Standard is regularly revised to ensure its continued applicability in the face of new and emerging social and human rights issues. The SA8000:2014 Online Revision Course provides an overview of the changes made into the requirements for certification during the SA8000 Standard’s latest revision, helping previously qualified auditors to smoothly transition to SA8000:2014 audits. The course consists of two webinars that also serve as standalone courses for auditors and other stakeholders who want to learn about SA8000:2014. On-screen slides, recorded audio, and a scored on-screen exam help participants learn at their own pace and conduct self-checks.

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Part 1: SA8000:2014 Online Revision Webinar (45–60 minutes)

The webinar reviews the overarching changes made to the standard and explains the most significant changes in full detail. The webinar focuses on the following elements of the standard:

  • Element 2: Forced or Compulsory
  • Element 3: Health and Safety
  • Element 9: Management System

Fee (Part 1): USD 100

Part 2: SA8000:2014 Online Revision Webinar – Social Fingerprint® (45–60 minutes)

A central improvement to the SA8000® Standard and the certification process was the inclusion of Social Fingerprint – a comprehensive set of tools that helps organizations measure and improve their management system for social performance. This webinar reviews the changes made to the Management System element of SA8000 and explains the integration of Social Fingerprint into SA8000:2014.

After taking this course, participants will understand the purpose and value of Social Fingerprint for SA8000:2014. They will learn how it is incorporated into the SA8000:2014 audit and certification process. Participants will also learn how to use the Social Fingerprint tools (self-assessment, independent evaluation, and rating chart) and the online portal.

Fee (Part 2): USD 100

For SA8000 Auditors

Auditors who wish to update their SA8000 Basic Course Certificate in order to audit against the SA8000:2014 Standard will need to take these webinars and pass with a 75% or higher score on the final exams of both webinars. Two attempts are provided to pass the exam. If you do not pass, you will have to pay to re-take the course. It is important to complete all on-screen slides and recorded presentations in order to pass the exams. Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of the courses and final online exams.

The SA8000:2014 Online Revision course consists of two parts (Part 1 and Part 2). If you have already taken and passed the SA8000 Basic Course prior to January 2015, you will need to complete both Part 1 and Part 2. If you have taken and passed the SA8000 Basic Course between January and September 2015, you will only need to complete Part 2. Participants must complete the entire webinar(s) and take the exam(s) with a score of 75% or higher in order to update their SA8000 Basic Course certificate. 

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