The SRA Online Training Program is an entry-level training to provide you with a general overview of the SRA. It consists of approximately 4 hours of video learning followed by a final exam. The full program should take roughly 5-6 hours to complete.
There are three main components to the training content:
1. Introduction to Social Science Methods
In this portion of the training, you will be introduced to key social science methods that can inform the data collection methodology of an assessor conducting an SRA. This includes, but is not limited to, sampling, the systems approach, and root cause analysis.
Note that completion of this portion of the training does not on its own qualify an individual to conduct social assessments. It is still essential to have someone trained in social data collection, either through accreditation/training and/or academics, to conduct an SRA. Review the SRA assessor qualifications on the webpage HERE.
2. The SRA Process
Preparing for an SRA can be a challenging endeavor, and in this portion of the training, you will learn the key elements in the SRA process that must be planned in preparation for an assessment. This includes defining the unit of assessment, collecting information on the unit of assessment, assessment planning, and how to read / use the SRA.
3. The SRA Content
This part of the training takes a deeper dive into the topics that are covered in the SRA, giving you an overview of what is being assessed and a high-level overview of the risk areas you are looking for when conducting an SRA.
Note that this is intended to be an overview of content at a high-level. RISE has several resources that will allow you to go more in-depth on topic areas covered in the SRA, and it is highly recommended to broaden your knowledge on topic areas that are new to you.
These concepts are delivered in 4 parts:
You can download a copy of the slides to follow along and keep in your records below:
Upon watching Part 1-4 of the SRA training videos, you will need to take the SRA Online Training Exam to demonstrate completion of the training. Read the instructions at the beginning of the exam carefully, and begin when you feel prepared.
ELEVATE reviews exam submissions on a rolling basis. You should hear back from a representative at ELEVATE within 2 weeks. If you have not heard back and are seeking a status update on your exam, or if you are having any issues accessing the training materials, please contact SRAsupport@elevatelimited.com.
Thank you for your interest in the SRA Training Program, and good luck.