February 10, 2022

Corona Advisory Note 12 - Extension to refresher course deadline for covid-related cancellations

Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GWO executive committee has issued advisory notes communicating agreed advice, guidance and exemptions from our regular governance (requirements and standards).

Assessing the current situation of the pandemic with the continued rapid spread of the Omicron variant and subsequent isolation requirements, the following exception from the GWO governance has been agreed by the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee until and including April 30, 2022:

Course participants who owing to a Covid-related cancellation are unable to attend a refresher course within the 24 months validity period, may refresh expired training up until a maximum of 60 days after expiry.
Any refresher training taken using this exemption must be completed no later than April 30.


In such cases, the course participant shall take steps to do so at the earliest possible opportunity and must prior to being admitted to a refresher course as far as practicable document to the training provider reasonable COVID-related justification for cancellation of the original planned training.

GWO Corona Advisory Note 12Return to GWO Corona Virus updates