WHO Free Online Courses with certificates

You can now register for WHO online courses and enroll for free in courses related to health, medicine, and emergencies. Students will obtain a WHO certificate after successfully attending the course.

The free WHO certification courses are part of the Open WHO initiative, which is an interactive platform launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide  WHO training courses to increase awareness of responding to emergencies, and to raise awareness on health and medical among peoples in various countries of the world.

The WHO online courses are available throughout the year and can be registered for through any digital device, whether a personal computer, phone, or tablet, and some courses are available in more than one language, including Arabic, French, and English.

In this post, we will guide you on how to create an account on the WHO online courses platform, how to register for WHO training courses, and how to obtain a free certificate after completing the course.

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How to register for WHO Online courses?

Everyone from different countries of the world can register for the WHO certification for free by following the below steps:


  1. Go to the official website of the educational organization Open WHO platform.
  2. Create an account by clicking on Join now.
  3. Fill out your personal information and enter your e-mail.
  4. Verify your account through the email sent to you.
  5. After activating the account, you will have to complete the registration process and enter the rest of the personal and professional information.
  6. Go to the free courses page and choose the course you want to enroll in. 

To learn how to register for courses with pictures and all registration links, continue reading to find a step-by-step guide with pictures to register for the WHO courses.

Who can register for the free WHO courses with a certificate

There are no requirements for registering for the WHO online courses provided by the World Open WHO platform. The WHO training courses are available to all nationalities. Some general courses do not require prior knowledge of scientific subjects, others are intended for medical students, physicians, and health and medical professionals.

All courses are pre-recorded (not live sessions), so you can start the course immediately after registration, and you can pause and continue according to your preference and schedule. The course can also be selected based on the difficulty of the content from beginner, intermediate and advanced

Until April 2021, more than 5 million people from around the world enrolled in Who certification courses, based on statistics provided by the Open WHO Learning Platform.

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List of WHO courses

Below is a list of some free WHO online courses offered by the World Health by the Open WHO. These courses are offered in multiple languages: English, Arabic, and French

  • Cholera: Introduction
  • Incident management system
  • Accelerate progress towards health-related sustainable development goals
  • Fundamentals of Risk Communication.
  • WHO training course on clinical care of severe acute respiratory infections.

We have listed some of the courses currently available on the WHO website, you can browse all available courses in English from the official website (find the link below).

Duration of WHO online courses

WHO courses are available at all times. You must register for the course through the WHO courses page. On average, the duration of the courses does not exceed 10 hours.

WHO  Certification courses Fees

WHO training courses are free of charge and no registration fee is required.

WHO Course Certificate

How can I get a certificate approved by the World Health Organization?

After completing the contents of the WHO courses, you will receive a free certificate internationally approved by the WHO organization. You can attach this certificate to your CV.

You can attend the course at any time after registration and there is no specific time to attend the courses. Upon completion, Open WHO will grant you a certificate in the event that you have completed all the contents of the course and read its resources.  

Guide to enroll in WHO Online COURSES with pictures

We summarized all the steps for registering for WHO training courses to obtain an accredited certificate.

First: Create an account in Open WHO by clicking on Join now.

creating account in openWHO

Second: Fill in  personal information and choose a password

how to create an account in WHO

Third: After clicking on register, you will receive a confirmation email from the World Health Organization. Open it and confirm the email.

openWHO email

Fourth:  Continue filling out your information on the Open WHO platform. Make sure to write your name correctly, because it will appear in the World Health Organization course certificate.

edit account in WHO

Fifth: Click on courses from the top menu of the site

OpenWHO courses

Sixth: You will find a list of all available courses. Choose the course you want, and you can also change the language you wish to take the course in.

What is the OPEN WHO Online Course Platform?

Open WHO is a new platform launched online to provide free WHO training courses to raise people’s awareness and enhance their knowledge in emergency situations. The courses offered are also good for those who people who plan to work in health emergencies or times of epidemics, or who wish to work in developing countries in international organizations.

The platform is managed by the Capacity Development of the WHO Health Emergencies Program.

Participants take part in an social online learning network based on interactive online courses and materials covering a variety of topics. Open WHO also serves as a forum for public health experts and a space for in-depth discussion on crucial issues.

Application deadline:

WHO courses are available throughout the year and there is no deadline for registering/enrolling in the courses.

Official links for the course: