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.

Online Training


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

Compliance Training

The training listed below is mandated by law and/or CSU Executive Order for certain employees. You will be notified by email if you are required to take any of these compliance trainings.


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) or off-campus volunteer? Please take the Defensive Driving course through the California Department of General Services.

    Please read the Instructions for Taking the Course


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 all HSU employees, including student employees.


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 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 Environmental Health and Safety. This training takes approx. 45 to 60 minutes. Please click here to register.


HSU's Injury and Illness Prevention Program

If you are a student, please use this link to Moodle: HSU Injury and Illness Prevention Program. If you are an employee, please use the link at the top of this page.

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.