Rabies Educator Certificate

More than 19,9 million people reached!

Through the dedication of the global certified rabies educator community, we estimate that more than 19,9 million people have benefited from the life-saving information provided through the Rabies Educator Certificate course!


Rabies Educator Certificate (REC)

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about rabies. It is beneficial to anyone, ranging from the general public to professionals working on rabies elimination. This knowledge could help you save a life!

The Rabies Educator Certificate course is the foundational course that needs to be completed before enrolling for any of the secondary courses.


Core themes of the REC coursework

  • What is rabies and how do people and animals get the disease
  • How to avoid dog bites and prevent rabies
  • Caring for animals
  • Understanding the role of a community educator in preventing dog bites and rabies
  • Communicating the life-saving information with people


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish 
  • Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Vietnamese

Global reach of the REC 

See how many REC graduates there are in your country by clicking on the map below! These maps are updated every month, so follow your country's progress over time.


Download the REC flyers

You can download these flyers to share with friends, colleagues and community members. Share on social media, via email or put it on your web page or blog to encourage others to learn about rabies and its prevention. 

Other GEP Courses

Community Coordinator for Rabies Certificate (CCC)

Calling all Certified Rabies Educators!

The Community Coordinator for rabies Certificate (CCC) course has been designed to be an informative course for REC graduates, enabling interested people to become actively involved in the protection of their community against rabies.

Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate (AVC)

Calling all Animal Health Professionals!

The Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate (AVC) is a profession-specific course that teaches participants about assessing animal behaviour and the safe and humane handling and vaccination of dogs. 

Rabies Healthcare Certificate (RHC)

Calling all Human Health Professionals!

The Rabies Healthcare Certificate (RHC) is a profession-specific course that teaches participants on all aspect of human rabies and its treatment using the latest guidelines provided the World Health Organization in 2018.