2015 SAI Training Schedule and Registration

Announcements
Updated July 14, 2015

SA8000 Course Price Changes:
Due to the SA8000:2014 transition, which includes the integration of the Social Fingerprint online tool for SA8000 auditors and taking into account general inflation, the course prices will be adjusted slightly. These changes will not be dramatic, and they will not rise in all cases. The course price changes will begin September 1, 2015

Request a Course:
If you would like to Request a Course to be held in an area not on our schedule, please complete this form. Please note that requests are only being accepted for 2015, and requests will not be responded to until July 2015. (This is NOT to request enrollment into a course listed below.)

To see where we have held courses in the past, please view our 2014 Training Schedule.

Cancellation Fee:
Starting May 1, 2015, SAI will be enforcing our already existing Cancellation Fee. Read the details of our fee schedule here.

Discounted Seats for NGOs & Trade Unions: 
SAI believes that NGOs and trade unions play a critical role in helping to ensure human rights at work around the world. As class sizes vary based on venue capacity, we limit these complimentary seats to 2 representatives per class. Please contact the Training Team at training@sa-intl.org with the subject "NGO/Union Seat".  

If you have any additional inquiries, please refer to our Course FAQ page or contact the Training & Capacity Building Team at training@sa-intl.org.

For information regarding the SA8000 Revision and how it affects SA8000 auditor qualifications, please see SAAS Notification 4B

 

Courses

I. SA8000 Introduction & Basic Auditor Training Course (5-day) 2015
II. SA8000 Advanced Auditor Training Course (3 day) 2015
III. SA8000:2014 Online Revision Course
IV. Professional Development Series
V. Social Fingerprint® Online Courses
VI. BSCI Auditor Upgrade Course: 2-days Classroom Training
VII. BSCI Auditor Upgrade Course (E-Learning)

 


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I. SA8000 Introduction & Basic Auditor Training Course (5-day) 2015

PLEASE NOTE: BSCI is currently NOT accepting any new auditors into its system so it can prioritize the upgrading of existing auditors - See Section VI below. Therefore, please be advised that you should not take this SA8000 Basic Course for the sole intention of qualifying to conduct BSCI audits. 

Suggested Pre-Requisite: There is no formal pre-requisite for this course. However it is suggested that  students attending this course should understand fundamental auditing principles and protocols at a basic level. It is recommended that all students have at least a familiarity with ISO/IEC 19011 before attending.

SA8000 Course Price Changes:
Due to the SA8000:2014 transition, which includes the integration of the Social Fingerprint online tool for SA8000 auditors and taking into account general inflation, the course prices will be adjusted slightly. These changes will not be dramatic, and they will not rise in all cases. The course price changes will begin September 1, 2015

Dates

Location

Language

Cost (US$)

Enroll

February 16-20

New Delhi, India

English

$1025

COMPLETE

March 9-13

Bangkok, Thailand

English

$1025

COMPLETE

March 16-20

Hamburg, Germany

English

$1995

COMPLETE

April 12-16

Dhaka, Bangladesh

English

$1025

COMPLETE

April 13-17

Shanghai, China

Chinese

$1495

COMPLETE

April 13-17

Bangalore, India

English

$1025

COMPLETE

May 18-22

Guadalajara, Mexico

Spanish

$1495

COMPLETE

June 1-5

Istanbul, Turkey

English

$1495

COMPLETE

June 15-19

New York City, USA

English

$1995

COMPLETE

June 15-19

New Delhi, India

English

$1025

COMPLETE

June 22-26

Bonn, Germany

English

$1995

COMPLETE

July 6-10

Shanghai, China

Chinese

$1495

COMPLETE

July 20-24

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

English

$1025

IN PROGRESS

July 27-31

Istanbul, Turkey

English

$1495

COURSE FULL

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II. SA8000 Advanced Auditor Training Course (3 day) 2015

PLEASE NOTE: BSCI is currently NOT accepting any new auditors into its system so it can prioritize the upgrading of existing auditors - See Section VI below. Therefore, please be advised that during this period, you should not take this SA8000 Advanced Course for the sole intention of qualifying to lead BSCI audits. 

Pre-Requisite: SA8000 Basic Auditor Course. No exceptions. SA8000 Advanced Course features a mandatory online pre-requisite course that reviews the material from the SA8000 Basic Course.

SA8000 Course Price Changes:
Due to the SA8000:2014 transition, which includes the integration of the Social Fingerprint online tool for SA8000 auditors and taking into account general inflation, the course prices will be adjusted slightly. These changes will not be dramatic, and they will not rise in all cases. The course price changes will begin September 1, 2015

Dates

Location

Language

Cost (US$)

Enroll

February 16-18

Istanbul, Turkey

English

$1025

COMPLETE

March 23-25

New Delhi, India

English

$1025

COMPLETE

March 24-26

Lima, Peru

Spanish

$1025

COMPLETE

April 20-22

Cologne, Germany

English

$1025

COMPLETE

May 19-21

Dhaka, Bangladesh

English

$1025

COMPLETE

June 24-26

Shanghai, China

Chinese

$1025

COMPLETE

July 27-29

Milan, Italy

English

$1025

COURSE FULL

July 29-31

Shanghai, China

Chinese

$1025

COURSE FULL

August 3-5

Bangkok, Thailand

English

$1025

ENROLL NOW

September 29 - October 1

Guadalajara, Mexico

Spanish

$1025

 
ENROLL NOW

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III. SA8000:2014 Online Revision Course

This course is a requirement to update the SA8000 Basic Course certificate.

The course has 2 parts: SA8000:2014 Revision - Part 1 and 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 2015-June 2015, you will only need to complete Part 2. Paticipants must complete the entire webinar(s) and take the exam(s) with a score of 75% or higher in order to update the SA8000 Basic Course certificate. 

Please note that there is an additional requirement for BSCI auditors – See Section VI below.

Please read the advisory for information regarding the process for updating your certificate:
SAAS Notification 4B

Title

Language

Cost (US$)

Enroll


SA8000:2014 Online Revision Webinar - Part 1

 
English $100 Credit Card ONLY* ENROLL NOW

SA8000:2014 Online Revision Webinar - Part 1

Chinese    

SA8000:2014 Online Revision Webinar - Part 2: Social Fingerprint

 
English Free** ENROLL NOW

*This course was free of charge until February 28, 2015. Starting March 1, 2015, there is a USD$100 charge for the webinar.
** This course will be free of charge until September 30, 2015.

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IV. Professional Development Series

Online


Topics
 
Language Cost (US$) Enroll

Living Wage:
Making it a Reality

 
English $75 Credit Card ONLY ENROLL NOW

Auditing for Fire Safety in the
SA8000 & BSCI Systems Webinar*

 
English $50 Credit Card ONLY ENROLL NOW

In-Person

Dates

Topics

Location

Language

Cost (US$)

Enroll

May 20-21

Implementing the UN Guiding Principles

Copenhagen, Denmark

English

$475 Credit Card ONLY

COMPLETE

October 28-29

Implementing the UN Guiding Principles

Copenhagen, Denmark

English

$475 Credit Card ONLY

ENROLL NOW

November 25-26

Implementing the UN Guiding Principles Utrecht, Netherlands English $475 Credit Card ONLY

ENROLL NOW

TBD

SA8000: A Tool for Business and Human Rights

Madrid, Spain

Spanish

$725 Credit Card ONLY


TBD

*Note: This course is a requirement for those who took the SA8000 Basic Auditor Training course prior to May 1, 2013, in order to update their certificate. 

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V. Social Fingerprint® Online Courses

Title

Language

Cost (US$)

Enroll

Getting Started in Your Company

English, Spanish, Chinese

$200 Credit Card ONLY

ENROLL NOW

Building Your Internal Social Performance Team

English

$200 Credit Card ONLY

ENROLL NOW

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VI. BSCI Auditor Upgrade Course: 2-days Classroom Training

As of May 1st, 2015 all BSCI audits must be conducted against the new BSCI Code of Conduct released in 2014.
All active auditors currently in the BSCI system must take the Upgrade Course before May 1st, 2015 in order to keep their qualification. BSCI is currently NOT accepting any new auditors into their system.  

BSCI Auditors active in the below countries must attend the face-to-face 2-DAY CLASSROOM COURSE. If not, they will not be allowed to conduct audits. It is in the auditors best interest to attend if they will be conducting audits in any of the below countries.

The BSCI Secretariat has sent detailed enrollment instructions to all BSCI Certification Bodies. Please contact your BSCI Scheme Manager if you have any inquiries.

Date

Location

Language

Enroll

January 26-27

Shenzhen, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

January 29-30

Guangdong, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

January 29-30

Bangalore, India

English

COMPLETE

February 2-3

Shenzhen, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

February 5-6

Shanghai, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

February 12-13

Sofia, Bulgaria

English

COMPLETE

February 19-20

Istanbul, Turkey

English

COMPLETE

February 23-24

Colombo, Sri Lanka

English

COMPLETE

February 26-27

Jakarta, Indonesia

English

COMPLETE

March 1-2

Dhaka, Bangladesh

English

COMPLETE

March 2-3

Shenzhen, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

March 4-5

Shenzhen, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

March 9-10

Shanghai, China

English

COMPLETE

March 12-13

Shenzhen, China

English

COMPLETE

March 16-17

Bangkok, Thailand

English

COMPLETE

March 23-24

Hamburg, Germany

English

COMPLETE

March 23-24

Shenzhen, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

March 26-27

Hangzou, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

March 26-27

New Delhi, India

English

COMPLETE

April 8-9

Dhaka, Bangladesh

English

COMPLETE

April 9-10

Taipei, Taiwan

Chinese/English

COMPLETE

April 15-16

Karachi, Pakistan

English

COMPLETE

April 16-17

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

English

COMPLETE

April 16-17

Sao Paulo, Brazil

English

COMPLETE

April 20-21

Shenzhen, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

April 20-21

Bangalore, India

English

COMPLETE

April 23-24

Guangzhou, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

May 7-8

Reading, UK

English

COMPLETE

May 7-8

Shanghai, China

Chinese

COMPLETE

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VII. BSCI Upgrade Course - E-Learning

If you do not reside in any of the above countries, you may take the e-learning course, which will have the equivalent of 2-days lectures, exercises, and exam. 

The BSCI Secretariat has sent detailed enrollment instructions to all BSCI Certification Bodies. Please contact your BSCI Scheme Manager regarding your eligibility to take the e-learning BSCI Upgrade Course and for the enrollment instructions. 

Title

Language

Enroll

BSCI Upgrade Course: E-Learning

English ENROLL NOW

 

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If you have any additional inquiries, please refer to our Course FAQ page or contact the Training & Capacity Building Team at training@sa-intl.org.