Required Training

Complete the following training within 30 days of your start date: 

Mandatory for all NAU employees (administrators, staff, faculty, graduate assistants, part-time/temporary employees and student workers)

New Employee Orientation (in-person version for benefit eligible employees, schedule and registration here) For all new student workers, part time temps, graduate assistants, etc. please complete the online version: 

Intersections Training

For supervisors- Intersections: Anti-Harassment and Title IX training

For non-supervisors- Intersections: Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence

The training is required for all individuals who are employed by the university.  New employees will be required to complete the training course within 30 days of the hire date. It will take you approximately one hour to complete.

Information Security Essentials

This mandatory online training is designed to educate employees about secure access to the relevant data they need to conduct university business. It covers the essentials needed to help prevent unauthorized access to systems, data, and networks which can lead to misuse of, or damage to computer assets or data. The Information Security Essentials Training is found on the Information Security page at ITS:

CERT: Conduct, Ethics, Reporting and Transparency Disclosure

In order to protect the public trust and the integrity of the university, NAU requires all employees and volunteers to complete this annual disclosure form which helps to identify, manage, reduce, and if possible, eliminate any potential conflict of interest. For information and access to the form, visit

Loss Prevention Training

The goal of NAU administration is to protect the health and well-being of our students and employees in all their efforts, and to protect the NAU property and resources that comprise our institution.  It is the expectation that every NAU employee will be an active participant in programs designed to prevent loss.  The NAU Loss Prevention Manual has been written with that goal in mind: Online Loss Prevention Training Page

New Employee Orientation

For all non-benefit eligible employees, they may complete the new employee (non-benefit eligible) orientation within their first 30 days. 

Benefit-eligible employees must attend a New Employee Orientation within their first 30 days of work.  The schedule can be found on the Orientation page. 

Mandatory for some employees; highly recommended for all:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Northern Arizona University is a community unto itself. As such, the university is the repository for various types of information about the members of the community. The sharing of that information is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA became law in 1974 and provides requirements for the proper release of information pertaining to students’ educational records.

The law stipulates the conditions for the release of information to others, both within and outside the university. FERPA training for staff and faculty is available in an online session at FERPA Online Training.

Other training

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