Tout savoir sur le certificat ESG-EU

Le certificat ESG atteste des connaissances des enjeux Environnementaux, Sociaux et de Gouvernance en lien avec les exigences réglementaires européennes (ESRS) et amène le stagiaire à comprendre le rôle de l’audit interne dans l’évaluation et l’amélioration du reporting extra financier conformément aux directives européennes.

About this course

This certificate program is designed to equip internal auditors with comprehensive knowledge and skills related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics associated with mandatory reporting in the European Union (ESG). Participants will gain a deep understanding of the regulatory context surrounding ESG, the global vision for embedding ESG practices, the role of internal auditors in providing advisory insight, and the role of internal audit in external audit of mandatory sustainability reporting. The course will also explore the critical relationships between internal auditors, the board, independent assurance providers, external auditors, and all stakeholders while assessing intangible and non-quantitative data.

Through interactive content and practical exercises, this course will empower internal auditors to perform a vital role in ensuring robust ESG reporting practices within EU-based organizations and contributing to sustainable and responsible business growth.

Participants who complete the course are eligible to sit for the certificate exam which is administered on The IIA’s LMS platform.

Course information


ESG fundamentals course or equivalent ESG auditing experience.
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Who will benefit from this course ?

This program is ideal for internal audit, risk management, and compliance leaders who currently possess a basic understanding of ESG topics and wish to enhance their knowledge and practical application of leading practices.

Type of test
Multiple choice questions

Number of questions

No time limit (but only one pass)




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Inscription au parcours de formation1 700€ HT2 200€ HT

Course topics

The program consists of :

  • 4*4 hours of distance learning spread over one week,
  • registration to the ESG-EU Certificate exam.

Unit 1. EU ESG Landscape

Unit 2. The Impact of Sustainability on the Internal Audit Framework

Unit 3. Materiality Assessment

Unit 4. Sustainability Reporting

Unit 5. Sustainable Finance

Unit 6. Sustainability Governance

Unit 7. Internal Audit’s Relationship with Independent Assurance Providers

⚠️ Registration deadline
For administrative reasons, please send us your registration request no later than 3 weeks before the start of the course.

Delivery of the certificate

The IIA issues the ESG certificate electronically to successful candidates within 3 to 5 working days.

When should I sit the exam ?

Candidates for the ESG certificate have one month (from the date of completion of the course) in which to sit the exam.

It is best to take the exam in one go using Google Chrome.

If you fail, you can take the exam again. A link is then sent to the candidate, which remains active for 90 days.