Training and Professional Development

Required Training:

Not all workshops are required for all employees. This page provides a convenient means of locating workshops you may be asked to attend.

Safety Trainings

Humboldt State University is pleased to offer a number of safety trainings to campus through the SkillPort Learning Management System (SkillPort). These online trainings allow employees easy access to trainings relevant to their everyday activities in order to maintain a safe campus and job environment.

Instructions for Accessing the SkillPort Safety Trainings

These trainings are currently available to HSU state-side employees, including student employees.



Some of the trainings require Java, Flash or Acrobat Reader.

HSU's Injury and Illness Prevention Program

It is the commitment of Humboldt State University to maintain a safe and healthful environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Based on principles of occupational safety, industrial hygiene, academic excellence, and fiscal responsibility, the University promotes comprehensive injury and illness prevention, and hazardous materials management programs.

This course is a one-time requirement for all employees. It is designed to familiarize you with the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and the process of reporting injuries when they occur. Please be sure to take the course as directed in the instructions so that your participation is documented.

Instructions for Taking the Course

Are you a Sponsored Programs Foundation employee or other ancillary unit employee? Please use this link to Moodle instead: HSU Injury and Illness Prevention Program.


Defensive Driver Training

There are two options for Defensive Driver Training. Please read each item below carefully to determine which course to take.

Online Defensive Driver Training
  1. Are you an HSU employee who drives a vehicle on University business? You are required to complete a CSU-approved defensive driving course once every four years.

    Please read the Instructions for Taking the Course

  2. Are you a student (non-employee), off-campus volunteer, Sponsored Programs Foundation employee or other ancillary unit employee? Please take the Defensive Driving course through the California Department of General Services.

    Please read the Instructions for Taking the Course


Online Disability Awareness Training

Take the opportunity to learn more about disability awareness by participating in this online and free training. To register please click on the button to the right. Once registered you will be sent a confirmation email that includes instructions on how to sign up and access the training.

Disability Awareness Training


HSU's Emergency Management Online Orientation.

All HSU Faculty and Staff are welcome to sign up for this online Emergency Management Orientation sponsored by the University Police Department.

This interactive class will help you understand what you need to know incase of an on campus emergency.The class takes about an hour to complete and it does not have to be completed all at once. If you would like more information about this class please contact Jan Marnell in UPD. Once enrolled select HSU's Emergency Management Orientation under 'Assignments'.


Active Shooter Training

Active Shooter TrainingGet Out * Hide Out * Take Out * In an Active Shooter situation you should quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. Learn what to do before, during and after an Active Shooter situation by taking the Active Shooter: What You Can Do training.

Never go to Rally Points or EAP's if there is an Active Shooter!

This training is recommended, but not required, for everyone and we are happy to provide you with a brochure and pocket card for future reference. Upon completion of the training, HSU employees should print and submit to their supervisor the Certificate of Completion which can then be filed in the Department Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) plan. Note: please do not enter your Social Security Number. Instead, request a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number before you go through the course. You will need that ID number to complete and submit your test.


Injury and Illness Prevention Training:
Bloodborne Pathogens Register and take bloodborne pathogens

This training is now available online for HSU employees who are required to complete mandatory Bloodborne Pathogen training. If you are unsure if this training is requirement of your job please please ask your supervisor or contact Tom Manoli in Environmental Health and Safety. This training takes approx. 45 to 60 minutes. Please click here to register.