In order to meet state and federal requirements as well as University policy, University employees and students may be required to take mandatory training on specific topics. Many of the mandatory compliance training topics must have the course or a refresher course completed on an annual basis. 

UA Faculty, Staff and Student Employees

All new faculty, staff and student employees are currently required to take training on Child Protection Policy, Title IX, Harassment, and Hazard Communication. Annual training and/or updates on certain topics may be required. Additionally, other compliance training may be required based on an employee’s job duties e.g. HIPAA Privacy and Security or health and safety topics such as Lab Safety, Radiation Safety, Fire Safety, etc. Additionally, faculty and staff who meet certain state and University requirements must take online training on the Alabama State Ethics Laws.

The Training Academy online learning system is used to provide required compliance training to University employees and students.  Faculty, staff and student employees will be notified of required training through their supervisors and by email notification sent to the employees’ myBama (or Crimson) email address. New hires will be assigned the required training and receive the email notification within two weeks of their hire date once they’ve been added to our payroll system.

Annual Mandated Compliance Training Requirements for Employees

EmployeesDue DatesCourses
All Employees12 months from the date the training was last completedHarassment Prevention for Employees – Higher Education Edition

UA Harassment Policy & Reporting Channels for Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault or Sexual Violence
New Employees30 Days from the date of assignmentChild Protection Policy: Sessions I and II

Introduction to Hazard Communication: Right to Know

Hazard Communication: An Employee’s Right to Know

Hazard Communication Update II

Harassment Prevention for Employees – Higher Education Edition

UA Harassment Policy & Reporting Channels for Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault or Sexual Violence*

Employees will receive an email notification about the annual training requirement approximately 60 to 90 days prior to the annual due date.

UA Students

Students may be assigned required health and safety training courses by the Environmental Health and Safety department based on various factors such as: enrollment in specific UA courses (labs), research activity,  or on campus residence. These courses should be completed in Training Academy.

Child Protection Policy Training 

Students must complete Child Protection Policy training if they are involved with UA activities interacting with children under the age of 18. Students may also be required to complete Child Protection Policy training due to their involvement in other UA activities. For example, presidents of registered student organizations may be asked to complete training as part of the student organization registration process.

The Training Academy online learning system is used to provide Child Protection Policy training to University employees and students. Instructions for completing the training and obtaining completion certificates are available here: I’m a UA student or employee. How do I complete the Child Protection Policy: Sessions I & II course in Training Academy?

Non-UA Individuals

Some training requirements may apply to non-UA individuals.   For example, all employees, counselors, representatives, chaperones, and volunteers associated with any program and/or camp taking place on campus or other property owned by The University of Alabama involving children under the age of 18 are required to successfully complete the Child Protection Policy training and certification prior to the start of the program and/or camp. Additionally, some third-party vendors and their employees and representatives with an ongoing presence on campus must complete additional compliance training.

Blood Borne Pathogens for Non-UA Individuals

If you are required to complete Blood Borne Pathogens training, please contact HR Learning and Development at hrlearninganddevelopment@ua.edu or (205) 384-9700.


Child Protection Policy Training for Non-UA Individuals

Instructions: Watch the training video below and complete the UA Child Protection Policy Acknowledgement Form. You will have the opportunity to print the signed form once completed, and an emailed copy should be sent to you upon completion.

*REMINDER – To complete training certification, you are required to read and sign the UA Child Protection Policy Acknowledgement Form.

*Accessibility Notice – This training is video only. If you need an alternate format to complete your training, please contact HR Learning and Development at hrlearninganddevelopment@ua.edu or (205) 384-9700.


Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Act for Non-UA Individuals

Instructions: Watch the training video below and complete the Clery Policy Acknowledgement Form. You will have the opportunity to print the signed form once completed, and an emailed copy should be sent to you upon completion.

*REMINDER – To complete training certification, you are required to read and sign the Clery Policy Acknowledgement Form.


HIPAA Privacy and Security Training for Non-UA Individuals

Instructions: Watch the training video below and complete the HIPAA Privacy and Security Training Acknowledgement Form. You will have the opportunity to print the signed form once completed, and an emailed copy should be sent to you upon completion.

*REMINDER – To complete training certification, you are required to read and sign the HIPAA Privacy and Security Training Acknowledgement Form.


UA Code of Ethical Conduct Training for Non-UA Individuals

Instructions: Read UA’s Code of Ethical Conduct Policy and sign the Acknowledge Form. You will have the opportunity to print the signed form once completed, and an emailed copy should be sent to you upon completion.