ISSP Sustainability Associate Exam Prep

What is ISSP Sustainability Associate Certification?

ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) is the first global credential for defining and explaining key topics related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

ISSP Certification strengthens the hiring process by highlighting clear knowledge areas and technical skills of sustainability professionals. As this field matures, practitioners can use this tool to demonstrate credibility to clients and employers.

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ISSP Sustainability Associate Course Details


Course Materials

We include all study aids with our exam prep packages. That includes:

  • Course Guide
  • Sustainability Glossary
  • ISSP Practice Exam
Course Formats & Fees

2-Day Live Classroom ($649)

  • 2 full days (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with hour lunch break
  • Builds in time for Q&A, breaks, review, and in-depth discussion
  • Save $50 when you register at least 2 weeks before a session!

Live Webinar Series ($399)

  • Delivered in real time over the Internet with a live instructor
  • Attend four 2-hour sessions (8 hours total)
  • Includes recordings from each webinar session for review!

On-Demand Webinar ($349)

  • Self-guided e-learning presentation (8 hours total)
  • Instant access, enjoy 24/7 access for one year
  • Must have Internet access
Learning Objectives

Introduction & What to Expect

  • Test Format
  • How to Register for the ISSP Exam
  • Introduction to ISSP

Sustainability Core Concepts

  • Factors Driving Sustainability
  • Historically Significant Events
  • Frameworks of Sustainability
  • Regulatory Trends & Policies
  • Plan for Implementation
  • Materiality Analysis
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventorying
How to Become an ISSP Sustainability Associate

To earn your ISSP Sustainability Associate credential, you will follow these steps:

  • Step 1:  Prepare for your ISSP-SA Exam
  • Step 2:  Pay ISSP for Your Sustainability Associate Exam
  • Step 3:  Schedule Your Exam Appointment with Kryterion
  • Step 4:  Participate in Continuing Education & Pay a Biennial Fee to ISSP

About the Exam

  • Must complete 75 multiple-choice questions in 2 hours
  • No outside reference materials allowed during the test
  • Testing is available in live proctored environments or via online remote proctoring
  • No numerical score to pass. Look for PASS or FAIL results.


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