Welcome to the 

How to be a Sphere Champion course

This one-hour e-learning module introduces Sphere, the Sphere Approach, the Sphere Handbook, and the benefits that Sphere can bring to your network and, ultimately, to the people affected by crisis and disaster that you serve.

This course is also available in French, Spanish and Arabic.

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Is this course for me?
Yes! Whatever your role in humanitarian action – community member, volunteer, search & rescue, military, government officer, aid worker, trainer, or manager of an NGO – you can promote Sphere and encourage your employer, colleagues and partners to adopt Sphere methodologies and to use the Minimum Standards.

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How will I benefit from this course?
By the end of the module, you will be able to explain:
  • The Sphere Approach to humanitarian response. 
  • The usefulness of the Sphere Handbook to prepare, manage and coordinate humanitarian relief efforts. 
  • The benefits of using the Sphere Handbook to fulfil a commitment to quality and accountability. 
  • The first steps to advocating for Sphere within your network.


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How long will it take?
 This course should take you around 1 hour to complete.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate once you have have completed all of the modules within the course.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the      Join course      button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.