Certified User Training (North and South America April 2024)
Learn how to use the Hydropower Sustainability Standard
The Certified User Training covers the internationally recognised Hydropower Sustainability Standard and its application to improve the sustainability performance of hydropower projects in North and South America.
Participants will get a comprehensive understanding of the international good and best practices and learn the skills to make informed choices when planning, constructing or operating hydropower projects.
The course will be delivered virtually over a period of 2.5 days. At the end of the course, the participants will need to complete an exam to be accredited as Certified Users of the Hydropower Sustainability Standard.
This Certified User Training course will take place virtually on 22-24 Apr from 9 to 5pm PST.
The standard rate for the training course is £950 + VAT per participant. Registration is only confirmed upon payment.
Members of the IHA and the HS Council as well as participants of the World Hydropower Congress 2023 are eligible for a 10% discount. Group discounts are available for groups above 5.
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Meet your trainers
Course outline, objectives and structure
Hydropower benefits and statistics
Principles of sustainable hydropower
Introduction to the Hydropower Sustainability Standard
Application of the HS Standard
Business value and unlocking funding opportunities
Structure and reporting templates
Sustainability issues for projects in North and South America
Roles and responsibilities
Assessment phases and activities
View, Review, Interview
Scoring process and finding gaps
Assessing project performance for HS Certification
Developing an action plan
Reflection and feedback
This course offers a dynamic and thorough look into hydropower sustainability. You will learn how to apply an internationally recognised framework to elevate hydropower development in North and South America.
Yes! We encourage applications from professionals with all levels of knowledge and experience.
Yes. Participants who successfully complete the exam will receive an official certificate and will be accredited as Certified Users of the Hydropower Sustainability Standard.
Not to worry, if you fail your first attempt at the exam, you will be able to resit the exam at a later date.
The cost of this training is £950 + VAT per participant. Members of the IHA and the HS Council as well as participants of the World Hydropower Congress 2023 are eligible for a 10% discount. UK based participants: please contact email@example.com to arrange payment.
Certified User training enables you to undertake unofficial assessments within your organisation. You can also prepare an organisation for an official assessment to be conducted by an independent Accredited Assessor, as well as lead on assessment follow up activities. Accredited Assessor training enables you to provide commercial services using the Hydropower Sustainability Standard, most notably conducting official assessments for external organisations. The decision on which course is right for you will often depend on the organisation you work for and your career path. If you need to discuss which course is best for you please contact our training team.