These courses are designed to empower HOT volunteers to become part of the Activation Team; although most of the courses are available for anyone interested to enhance their knowledge and understanding of OpenStreetMap, specifically the activities and skills necessary to successfully perform during Disaster Mapping.

To begin, all HOT volunteers will be required to take the Activation Essentials: Explaining the HOT Disaster Mapping Program Course before being eligible for endorsement (able to complete the assignment portion) of the specific role courses.

However, anyone can self-enroll in the Activation Essentials as well as the 'basic' role courses (Reporting, Community Care, Partner Liaison, Public Relations, OSM Usability, Validation, Data, Imagery and Tasking). Just click the course title and find the Administration block where the self-enrollment option begins (make sure you are logged-in to your account).