The power of free online courses

GARC’s educational platform continues to expand awareness of rabies and provide information on how to implement rabies control programs around the world.

The number of graduates completing the first course, the Rabies Educator Certificate (REC), has been rising steadily ever since it was officially launched in February 2015. By the end of January 2018, the community of REC graduates reached 3,685, spread across almost every country in the world. Over 350 people have also completed the second course, the Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate (AVC), in the two years since it was released.

Map of REC graduates at the end of January 2018

Although some of these graduates were certified through training events led by GARC or our partners, the vast majority completed the course by themselves at their own convenience using the freely available online platform. By providing access to high quality, up-to-date, and freely accessible training tools, GARC can help to build capacity to deliver life-saving information and strengthen professional skills everywhere it is needed. Sign up to do our free courses here

Map of AVC graduates at the end of January 2018