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About Training Academy

MRI introduced and established a training unit in 1998 which provides a variety of First aid, Safety and health care providers’ courses. We are a registered and accredited training centre with Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) and Botswana Health Professionals Council (BHPC). As such we provide corporate and private first aid and first responder training in Botswana. We are also a recognized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Site affiliated to the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa - the only such training centre in Botswana offering advanced life support courses for healthcare professionals including nurses and doctors.


·         To be the leading emergency care training institution in Botswana and across the borders.


·         To provide quality cost effective emergency care training through investment in people and technology.


Courses are conducted in both English and Setswana. Courses are 50% theory and 50% practical. For each level, there is a written and practical examination. 

 MRIB supplies all training aides for all courses. Successful candidates will receive a certificate valid for 2 years. All Courses and Trainers are BOTA accredited. Call: 3903066 or Email:

Why Us


“I would like to acknowledge MRI for teaching me how to give First Aid”.

Laone, Gaborone

“I enjoyed the lesson and am looking forward to doing more courses at MRI”.

Michael, Francis town

“The Training taught me a lot of things about First Aid. The MRI crew must keep it up”.

Tebogo, Jwaneng

“Through my training session, I noticed that the public at large needs to be educated so that they can always offer help”.

Thabang, Kanye

“The training was relevant, professional and well organised”

Keitumetse, Gaborone


1. Will I get hired by MRI after completing training?

Unfortunately we do not provide employment for our attendants/ customers but we offer quality training which will make you apt in the course undertaken.

2. Are the Academy courses Bota accredited?

Yes all our courses and instructors are Bota accredited.

3. How much does each course cost?

All our courses have a standard fee attached to them, this schedule of fees will be availed to the public through various media from time to time.

4. Can the courses be run for free?

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility mandate MRI Botswana  occasionally provides training to schools and non- profit making organizations at no charge. This is done at the discretion of management.

5. How long does each course take (duration).?

Our courses run between 1 to 3 days depending on which course you are taking, the duration of each course will also be availed to all stakeholders via local media.

6. Where is the training conducted?

Most of our training is conducted at our Head Office in Block 3 and in areas where MRI Botwana has an ambulance base. However, arrangements can be made to undertake the training at the client’s preferred venue, this is mostly for Corporate Clients or any client who has a booking of a minimum of 10 people.

7. How do I book my place for training?

In order to secure a seat in any of our class’s full payment for the anticipated training must be made at least 48 hours before the commencement of the training. Corporate clients may provide purchase orders, we also accept Cash, debit cards and cheques.

8. How long after the training will I receive my certificate- is the certificate delivered or do I come collect it?

Certificates will be ready for collection 3 working days after training for all Gaborone based training and 5 working days for bases outside of Gaborone.

9. What is the course content?

The course synopsis for all our courses will also be availed to our customers and the General public through different media.

10. Do I pay for meals or are they part of the package?

All our trainings are inclusive of meals (Breakfast and Lunch).