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Professional Development Institute: Mandatory and Required Training

Professional Development

Mandatory Training

Mandatory Training

Mandatory Training is training that is required by state or federal law or by college or system policies.  All UA-PTC employees, whether full- or part-time, are required to complete this training annually, based on the fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Mandatory Training

  • Mandated Reporter
  • Title IX

If any new mandatory training is added, PDI will announce it via campus e-mail and post details to this page. Instructions for completing and submitting certificates, when required, are listed at the right.

Required Training
Training that is required for certain employees, based on their roles and responsibilities, is called Required Training. This training may be required annually or just once.  Generally, employees are notified by email when this training is expected; however, we will include information about required training here, when requested. Please note that not all required training is listed below.
  • HIPAA (required for Allied Health personnel annually)
  • New Employee Training: Active Shooter, Emergency Procedures, Laura's Law (required for all new employees)

Mandated Reporter

Mandated Reporter Training

The purpose of this online course is to help all Arkansas Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse. As employees of an institution of higher education with students under the age of 18, we are considered Mandated Reporters. Everyone who suspects child abuse or neglect should call the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline to make a report, but Mandated Reporters are required by law to do so.

Instructions for accessing the Mandated Reporter Training: (detailed instructions)

  1. Click the following: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Arkansas Mandated Reporters
  2. Complete the pre-test, self-paced training, and post-test.
  3. Save the Certificate of Completion as a PDF and send it to Your certificate will be sent to Human Resources once we record the information into our database.


  • This training must be taken yearly.
  • New Users: You will probably have to complete the registration process if you have never completed Mandated Reporter training through this system. If so, click “Register for an account” to begin. Write your information down somewhere, as you will need it each year.
  • Returning Users: If you have completed Mandated Reporter training before, you just need to sign in and begin the training. Please note that you will be able to see past certificates of completion.
  • High School Teachers: Licensed educators in Arkansas seeking to fulfill the professional development child maltreatment requirement please go to If you have already completed this training or are required by your school to complete it in another venue, please forward a copy of your certificate to

Title IX: Sexual Discrimination Training

Title IX: Sexual Discrimination

Title IX training is available only through the Campus Portal and is available between August and May, each year. There is a thirty day waiting period before you can complete part two, so you will need to complete part 1 by April. (detailed instructions)

To begin Title IX training, follow these steps:

  1. If you are already logged into the portal, simply go to the Title IX Training
  2. If not, log into the campus portal.
  3. Click the Campus Life tab, and click the Title IX link.
  4. After clicking, select the following option: Click here to access your EverFi Course. ( If you do not see the course, you may have to click the "Add a Course" button at the top of the page. Select "Haven for Faculty and Staff.")
  5. Part One of the training may be completed immediately.
  6. About thirty days after you complete the first part of the training, you will be sent an e-mail to let you know it is time to complete Part Two, a follow-up survey. Do not use the link in the e-mail. To complete Part Two, log into the system following the steps 1-2, above.


  • This training must be taken each year.
  • You can see your status (complete, intercession, etc.) when you log into the course.
  • If you do not see the course for this year, you may need to click the "Add a Course" button at the top-right, and choose "Haven for Faculty and Staff."
  • You do not need to send anything for proof of completion. The system tracks participation/completion.

HIPAA Training

HIPAA Training

All UA-PTC Allied Health employees are required to complete HIPAA training.

HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Its primary goal is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing health information to be shared needed.

Accessing HIPAA Training and Submitting Certificate to PDI

This training is offered through UAMS, so some of the information applies particularly for that campus. If you are working with another medical organization, you would obviously follow the rules and procedures for that entity.

Important: This training will not work in all browsers. You may get a pop-up alert that tells you to use Google Chrome 17, Safari 5.1, or Internet Explorer 9 or later, if you are using a non-supported browser.

1. Level 1 Training

  • This training is for individuals who will not have direct access to patients or computers such as job shadowers and volunteers.
  • Click the title/link to begin this training. The slideshow will automatically run.
  • After you complete this training, follow the directions to print a certificate of completion.

2. HIPAA Required Privacy and Security Training

  • This training is required for all UA-PTC Allied Health employees, students, and individuals with access to patient information.
  • Click the title/link to begin this training.
  • Read the slideshow and take the quiz. You will not be able to print a certificate unless you pass the quiz, and you cannot hit the "back" button. If you do, you will have to redo the entire slideshow.
  • Follow the instructions for printing your certificate of completion.

3. Submitting your Certificate of Completion

To submit a copy of your certificate of completion:

  1. Print it and scan it OR
  2. Take a screenshot.
  3. Save the file as a PDF or jpeg.
  4. Send a digital copy to so we can record your completion in our database.

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