In order to apply for CPD Certification, you must have already worked through the whole Responsible Business/Social Value Course before you proceed to the next step.
To complete your CPD Certification, you are required to submit a 700-word (minimum) essay to evidence full understanding of the course content and how it relates to your organisation or your career.
If your application is approved, you will receive appropriate CPD Certification but are not entitled to use any of the Responsible Business/Social Value logos.
If you provide business advice in any format and are committed to helping your clients embrace the principles of Responsible Business, you may also wish to sign the Business Advisors Pledge. The Organisation for Responsible Businesses will then provide you with an additional official certificate to confirm you have completed the Responsible Business/ Social Value Course and detail the pledge you have signed. There will be a small additional admin charge.
You may also wish to consider the Monitored Self-Assessment Certification as an alternative route to CSR Certification.