The SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT Training Package

The SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic test (RDT) training package is a structured comprehensive collection of training resources and tools to enable relevant institutions to organize, run and evaluate training of trainers and/or training of health workers who will be performing SARS-CoV-2 testing using Antigen RDTs.
The training package can be used in face to face training or as a blend of remote and face to face training. Materials can be adapted and customized based on national guidelines and target group of participants.
The training addresses the theoretical and practical components of SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT testing and provide trainees with the skills and resources on how to safely perform SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT testing. It does not intend to address the implementation of Ag RDT testing across the diagnostic network. This is addressed in the SARS-CoV-2 antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic tests: An implementation guide and in policy guidance issued by the World Health Organization.
The SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT training package has been designed and developed by the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and the World Health Organization.

The SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT Training Package v2.0 materials provided below are freely available to download. Version 2.0 replaces v1.0 as of 7th June 2021.
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List of updates – from version 1 to version 2

Guidance for facilitators

Training guide
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Additional materials for facilitators

Additional module - Training of Trainers