Mandatory Employee Training

In order to remain knowledgeable about important policies and procedures, and to stay in compliance to state and federal regulations, all LSU employees are required to complete the following mandatory training e-courses. Course descriptions and instructions for registration are outlined below. The courses are:

  • Cybersecurity Awareness Training (required upon employment only)
  • The Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics
  • Preventing Sexual Misconduct:  Commitment to Community
  • Digital Resource and Content Accessibility Awareness

Cybersecurity Awareness Training

*Completion required upon employment only

Today's technology has advanced our lives and work environments with instant communication and access to information. However, these conveniences also introduce new risks and threats. It has become much simpler to carry out cyber-attacks to steal information, take control of systems, and more. LSU is committed to educating and protecting its community against these malicious threats. 

All faculty and staff are required to take this training. 

This training should be completed one time upon employment, within the first 30 days of hire.

Enroll in the Cybersecurity Awareness Training. After enrollment in the course, please select “Cybersecurity Awareness Training”. There are knowledge checks throughout the video which users will be required to complete before they can proceed. In order to receive appropriate credit for the course, please ensure that you receive the certificate from the State of Louisiana, as well as complete the “LSU Course Completion” section of the course."


The Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics, Louisiana Board of Ethics

*Required annually (every calendar year). Deadline for completion is December 31 at 11:59pm.

In response to Louisiana Revised Statute 42:1170, all public employees are required to complete one hour of training on the Code of Governmental Ethics each calendar year. This online training course is located on the Ethics Board website. Upon completion, the employee will be provided with a certificate that documents the completion of the course.

According to the statute, failure to comply with the requirements of training constitutes a violation of the Ethics Code. Any public employee who is found to have violated any provision of any law within the jurisdiction of the Ethics Board can be removed, suspended, or ordered to have a reduction in pay or demotion by the Ethics Board. The board can also impose a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.

All classified, unclassified, and other academic employees, faculty members, contingent/transient workers, graduate and teaching assistants, and student workers who have worked 90 days or longer for the calendar year are required to take this training.

This training must be completed by 11:59 PM on December 31st each calendar year.


Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training for Employees

*Required annually (every calendar year). Deadline for completion is December 31 at 11:59pm.

LSU’s  Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training satisfies the training requirements outlined in both the 2012 Louisiana Senate Concurrent Resolution 107, which requires one hour of sexual harassment training, and in Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which requires training on sexual misconduct prevention. In the course, you will learn about your role as a mandatory reporter and review example scenarios to check for understanding.

After completing the e-course, you will be able to print out a certificate of completion for your records. Please save a copy for your personal records, as well as forward a copy to your department's HR Contact for reporting and compliance, if applicable. However, it is your responsibility to keep track of your individual certificate.

If you did not complete the 2021 Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training yet, please take the Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training instead. By completing the Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training, you will be in compliance with new state laws and LSU Policy. The content in the 2021 Mandatory Reporting Training is covered in the 2021 Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training; therefore, you do not need to take both, only the Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training.

If you completed the 2021 Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training between January 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021, you may complete the 2021 Mandatory Reporting Training in place of the Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training. 

All classified, unclassified, and other academic employees, faculty members, contingent/transient workers, graduate and teaching assistants, and student workers are required to take this training.

This training must be completed by 11:59 PM on December 31st each calendar year.

If you did not complete the 2021 Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training yet, please take the Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training instead. By completing the Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training, you will be in compliance with new state laws and LSU Policy. The content in the 2021 Mandatory Reporting Training is covered in the 2021 Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training; therefore, you do not need to take both, only the Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training.


To access this training, go to the 2021 Power-based Violence Prevention & Response Training in Moodle. Click Yes to self-enroll in this Moodle course. Once enrolled, click on the link that says Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training for LSU Employees. Then, click Enter.

Due to a change in State law and LSU policy effective June 29, 2021, you must complete the 2021 Mandatory Reporting Training to give you current information on employee legal responsibilities.

You only need to complete this training if you've taken the 2021 Preventing Sexual Misconduct Course, prior to October 1st, 2021. If you already completed the 2021 Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training prior to October 1st, 2021, you must complete the 2021 Mandatory Reporting Training to remain in compliance with new state laws and LSU policy. 

For any questions about this training, please contact hrmtraining@lsu.edu.

Digital Resource and Content Accessibility Awareness Training

*Required annually (every calendar year). Deadline for completion is December 31 at 11:59pm.

To satisfy the federal requirement, LSU has created the e-course, Digital Resource and Content Accessibility Awareness. This course will teach employees about the federal statutes and institutional policy governing digital resource and content accessibility, and the tools available to ensure the proactive accessibility of digital resources and content.

After completing the e-course, you will be able to print out a certificate of completion for your records. Please keep this certificate and follow your department's instructions for reporting and compliance.

LSU is requiring that each classified employee, unclassified employee, faculty (including emeritus and Gratis), other academic, contingent/transient, graduate/teaching assistant, WAE position, and student worker complete the Digital Resource and Content Accessibility Awareness training. As there are many unique classifications of faculty and staff, the unit head has the discretion to determine if a position is entitled to an exemption. Exemptions should be based on whether a position creates or disseminates digital content.

Trades positions, custodial staff, and students (who are not employed by LSU) are exempt from this training.

This training must be completed by 11:59 PM on December 31st each calendar year.

To take this course, visit the Digital Resource and Content Accessibility Awareness Moodle page. Click yes to self-enroll in this Moodle course. Once enrolled, click on the link that says Digital Resource and Content Accessibility Awareness. Then, click enter.

For any questions about this training, please contact oawg@lsu.edu.