Certificate in Compliance


The Certificate in Compliance Training consists of a series of courses that are combined to provide information on compliance issues as they relate to various areas of the university. By completing eight courses within this series, a participant may earn the Certificate in Compliance. To earn a certificate, the eight courses must be completed within a two-year period.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendment Act
  • Conducting Effective Recruitments
  • Enhancing Employee Identity Theft Awareness
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act-FERPA (also available online)
  • Form I–9
  • Intersections: Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence (also available online)
  • Medical Leaves of Absence and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • P-Card Basic Training Online
  • P-Card Manager Training Online
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-PPACA
  • Protecting Public and Student Educational Records
  • The Power of Positive Discipline and Performance Documentation
  • Workers’ Compensation and Environmental Safety Training

Upon completion of the eight courses for the Certificate in Compliance, employees must complete a Verification of Training Program Completion Form and submit it to Human Resources to receive the certificate.

Courses that were previously a part of the Compliance Training program will still count towards a certificate as long as they are completed within two years of completing the certificate program. These courses are: 

  • Public Records
  • White Collar Crime
  • Identity Theft: Protecting Personal Information
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Social Media
  • Records Management
  • Conducting Effective Employment Searches
  • Public Records Retention & Disposition
  • Personal Identifier Policy
  • Employee Credit Card Security Training
  • Sexual Violence, Sexual Misconduct, and Gender-Based Discrimination - Title IX
  • Preventing Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

Course Outline

Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendment Act

Course Description: This session will familiarize participants with disability laws and changes the Amendments Act of 2008 made to the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, participants will learn the when, why and how of providing a reasonable accommodation to employees, assistance with mobility and accessibility issues, and other services available on campus for people with disabilities.

Conducting Effective Recruitments

Course Description:  Participants will learn how to conduct effective recruitments for both a Sunshine Recruitment and a non-Sunshine Recruitment. Participants will learn the intricacies of a Sunshine Recruitment; and gain knowledge on the role and responsibilities of the hiring official, the search committee chair, and the search committee in order to conduct fair and effective recruitments. The participants will also learn the role and responsibilities of the hiring official for a non-Sunshine Recruitment and how others can participate without triggering the Sunshine Law.

Enhancing Employee Identity Theft Awareness

Course Description: Participants will be provided with an overview of identity theft-related laws in addition to statistics specific to the state of Florida. Common types of identity theft and data breaches will also be discussed as well as safeguards and security practices that can limit vulnerabilities.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) may also be completed online at any time

Course Description: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was enacted by Congress in order to protect the privacy of students and their parents. Understanding FERPA is key for everyone employed in higher education. This course provides a more detailed view of how FERPA applies, what you need to be aware of, and how to ensure you are in compliance. This course does not fulfill the FERPA component of the Certified Knowledge Worker Training that staff who need access to Banner/Student data are required to take.

Form I–9

Course Description: This session is intended for UWF staff members who are responsible for completing new hire essential documents.  The entire class is devoted to providing guidance on what we consider one of the most important new hire forms -- the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  This workshop will cover the following:  The purpose of the I-9, how to properly complete the form, timing requirements, verification of documents,  process for remote hires, process for International Students, and prohibited practices. 

Intersections: Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence

Course Description: This is a comprehensive training program that provides essential information that employees need to know about what constitutes unlawful discrimination and harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence in the workplace and academic settings. This UWF training is mandatory for all university employees and must be completed every two years. Supervisory employees are required to complete an additional training segment outlining their responsibilities as supervisors.    

Medical Leaves of Absence and Family Leave Act (FMLA)

Course Description: This session will discuss the medical leave provisions and planning covered in University Policy HR-18.00 and a general overview of the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Topics will include the new provisions for military benefits involving returning injured military family members and special exigency (leave for family members of military reservists who are in preparation for or returning from certain deployments), and the coordination of various leave types and benefits.

P-Card Basic Training Online

Course Description: This course provides new P-Card cardholders and P-Card Managers with a thorough understanding of the P-Card system. In addition to this course, P-Card Managers must complete Banner Basics training and P-Card Managers training. This course covers the following topics: P-Card overview; roles and responsibilities; procedures; commodity codes; and P-Card reports. This is an online course that participants may take at their own pace and begin the course the day after registering. This is an online course that participants may take at their own pace.

P-Card Manager Training Online

Course Description: This course will familiarize new P-Card managers with the purchase approval process. Before taking this course, new P-Card managers must complete P-Card Basic Training and Banner Basic Training. This course covers the following topics: Approving P-Card purchases, splitting charges, and searching for a vendor. This is an online course that participants may take at their own pace and begin the course the day after registering. This is an online course that participants may take at their own pace.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

Course Description: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare" is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

Protecting Public and Student Educational Records 

Course Description:  Course Description: This session will cover what portions of records are considered confidential Public and/or Student Educational Records and how to properly maintain and share confidential Public and/or Student Educational Records.  This course will specifically address the use of Personal Cloud Computing Services for University Business.

The Power of Progressive Discipline and Performance Documentation

Course Description: Learn how to separate poor performance from poor attitude, and how to counsel and discipline employees. Provide guidance to positive, progressive discipline which begin with coaching and escalating to stronger measures only as needed to solve the problem. Help managers address continuous negative behaviors and shortcomings calmly and professionally.

Workers’ Compensation and Environmental Safety Training

Course Description: This training includes updates on the latest workers' compensation and safety information. The Workers' Compensation portion includes supervisor and employee responsibilities for documenting and reporting incidents in a timely manner and return to work policies. The Environmental Health and Safety training includes what you need to know about Risk Management at UWF. State of Florida and UWF's insurance including Florida's state automobile policy called "Know before you Go". 

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