Training Center

The Training Center is a training platform operated by the Alliance for Responsible Mining and aims to serve as a virtual space for the dissemination of knowledge of different issues regarding fair and responsible small-scale artisanal mining.

We have open courses where access is available to all, and we also create trainings for specific groups. Click to access the ARM Training Center.

Our center believes in the potential of ASM and seeks to have a positive impact on regions, communities and the environment through education and training under the Fairmined Standard


Our training uses a virtual methodology, and has different modules that contain guidelines for the development of good practices in the areas covered by the Fairmined Standard: social development, economic development, environmental protection and working conditions.

This training system is aimed at knowledge multipliers working with ASM. The main objective is to accumulate a network of trainers capable of accompanying the adoption of a Sustainable Management System in ASM.

These strategies seek to improve the capacities of local organizations to support the formalization of the sector and facilitate access to better opportunities for the miners.

Be a trainer for the mining experience recognition system!

Our courses are open to the public (Self-training courses), and we create training for groups (tutored courses).

Self-training courses:

Introduction Module

  • Introduction to the Fairmined Standard
  • Trainer profile
  • User Guide
  • Virtual platform

Module Fairmined Standard and Certification Systems

  • Introduction to Certification Systems
  • Importance and benefits
  • Introduction to the chain of supply
  • Introduction to the Fairmined System (booklet)

Module ASM Gender Equality 

  • Women’s rights, equal employment opportunities and leadership training for women from ASM communities.

Module Conflict management in mining

  • Prevention, resolution and environmental and / or armed conflict management processes in mining communities

Module Organization and production costs

  • Sustaining mining operations
  • Operating costs
  • Production costs

Module Health, Hygiene and Occupational Safety  

  • Identification, evaluation and management of occupational risks in ASM

Tutored courses:

Leadership and participation courses:

Basic courses on gender equality and a context of life in mining areas. It includes concepts of economic autonomy, economic solidarity and Information and Communication Technologies.

Safety and hygiene:

A course that identifies the processes and duties of concern to mining organizations, and to each miner, to guarantee the hygiene and security conditions are optimum.

Child Labor:

A course that identifies the problems related to child labor in mining, and provides tools to solve this problem.



A course detailing the methodology implemented successfully in projects to reduce or eliminate mercury and its pollution sources.

Gender Equity:

A version of the leadership course focused on gender issues, and without information regarding Information and Communication Technologies.

Registration process:

To access the learning modules, you must complete the following steps:

Registration: fill out the contact section by clicking here. You must provide general personal information and information about the modules you wish to take.

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