Get trained

The SPI4 is free, in order to promote widespread use of the tool and social performance assessment. But to ensure high quality results, CERISE strongly encourages SPI4 users to get trained on how to use the tool efficiently!


Free e-learning module on SPM and SPI4

In the place of introductory webinars in English, we now suggest that you complete the e-learning module.

CERISE has partnered with Good Return's Responsible Inclusive Finance Academy to develop its first e-learning module! Looking for a quick introduction to social performance and CERISE SPI4? Start with this free 60 minute module. 

Go to SPI4 e-learning course



Virtual trainings

Due to the high demand for training, CERISE offers virtual training sessions to help future auditors better understand the SPI4. To participate in a virtual session, participants must have completely filled in the latest version of the SPI4, either with mock or real data.

Virtual sessions are designed to be interactive. They address specific questions (on the tool itself or the indicators), highlight resources available to SPI4 auditors, and discuss how to use results (prioritizing recommendations, supporting implementation). 

Interested in attending a virtual session? Let us know.


Introductory RIF trainings

Users can get to know the SPI4 as part of the Responsible and Inclusive Finance (RIF) introductory training organized by SPTF. Contact SPTF to learn when the next RIF training will be organized near you. 

Training resources

  • Pricing Transparency

Webinar Nov. 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. EST. Led by Anne-Laure Behaghel, Independent Consultant

PowerPoint presentation

  • Adopting SPM, one department at a time

See the webinars “SPI4 by functions” organized by the SP FUND. Practical information on how to identify the key issues that different departments should take into account to foster strong SPM.


SPI4, the Universal Standards and Human Resources

SPI4, the Universal Standards and Marketing

SPI4, the Universal Standards and Operations

SPI4, the Universal Standards and Internal Audit/Control  


CERISE offers an auditor qualification process for those who are interested in validating their audit skills in order to oversee or accompany SPI4 audits. The qualification process involves classroom training and in-field application of the SPI4, with results validation by CERISE. Users who successfully complete the process are considered qualified auditors.

Learn more about the SPI4 Auditor Qualification process.

Read the Terms and Conditions for Auditors.

Download the SPI4 Standards of Use, which detail SPI4 implementation.