Thanks to the efforts of the Swiss Financial Analysts Association (SFAA), a new ordinary member of EFFAS, our CESGA programme has been accredited for Swiss Association of Quality (SAQ) re-certification purposes. The SAQ is a successful, international service company in personnel certification, quality management and business excellence. Personnel certifications make theoretical knowledge and practical skills visible, transparent, and internationally comparable. As a neutral and independent personal certification body, SAQ certifies people in different fields by joining forces with its partners.
SAQ certificates are valid for three years. To renew the certificate, the certificate holder must complete recertification measures accredited by the SAQ to demonstrate their ability in a certain area and submit these to the SAQ before the certificate expires.
As of June 2020, the ESG fundamentals which is the first part of the CESGA® online training programme has been accredited for SAQ re-certification. This means that upon completion of the CESGA fundamentals (Modules 1 to 5 of the CESGA Programme), the successful candidate can apply to the SAQ for a new certificate valid for 3 years. This helps the SAQ certification holders to demonstrate their current professional expertise and boost their clients’ confidence in them as an advisory specialist with ESG knowledge.