Training Center

The Training Center of the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is a learning platform that aims to serve as a hybrid space (virtual and face-to-face) to manage and exchange knowledge on the different sustainability issues related to fair and responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).

The main objective is to articulate a network of trainers capable of accompanying the adoption of a Sustainable Management System in artisanal and small-scale mining.

We invite organizations and allies to join this Training Center to develop new ASM courses tailored to our interested public in virtual, face-to-face, and/or hybrid modalities.

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.


Our trainings uses a virtual methodology with continued accompaniment during the learning process, with different approaches that will support you to grow and learn on different issues related to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).

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.

We invite government institutions, miners, implementing organizations, auditing bodies, actors from the supply chain, and anyone working within the ASM sector to get involved in our courses.

If you are interested in enrolling in our courses or creating a new one together, contact us at:

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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