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)

Preventing Workplace Harassment Training

As part of NAU’s commitment to maintaining a civil working and learning environment free from harassment, a mandatory online session is available at

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

Additional recommended online training

Other training

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Public service orientation

Public service orientation is required for all new, full-time Arizona public employees.