Certificate in Compliance


The Certificate in Compliance Training consists of a series of eighteen (18) courses that are combined to provide information on compliance issues as they relate to various areas of the university. By completing ten (10) courses within this eighteen (18) course series, a participant may earn a Certificate in Compliance Training. To earn a certificate, the ten (10) courses must be completed within a two-year period.

  • Employee Credit Card Security Training (Doyle Pitts) 
  • Medical Leaves of Absence and Family Leave Act-FMLA (Jeff Comeau) 
  • Form I–9 (Carol Gentry) 
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act-FERPA Online (Ann Dzaidon) 
  • Conducting Effective Searches (Jamie Sprague) 
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-PPACA (Jeff Comeau) 
  • Standards of Conduct (Sharon Jones) 
  • Preventing Discrimination and Harassment 
    • Class for Supervisory employees: Available Online via E-Learning (Karen Rentz) 
    • Class for Non-Supervisory employees: Available Online via E-Learning (Karen Rentz) 
  • Public Records (Anita Schonberger) 
  • Identity Theft: Protecting Personal Information 
  • Title IX (Cindy Faria) 
  • Workers’ Compensation and Environmental Safety Training for Supervisors Only (April Sargent/Pennie Sparks) 
  • Public Records Retention and Disposition (Gus Harris) 
  • Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendment Act (Sylvia Patterson) 
  • P-Card Basic Training Online (Eric Engelmeyer) 
  • P-Card Manager Training Online (Eric Engelmeyer)

Course Outline

Employee Credit Card Security Training
Course Description: Customer credit card numbers are extremely sensitive information and should be kept secure and safeguarded at all times. Employees whose duties may expose them to customer credit card data must receive official training before assuming those duties. This workshop provides the required training and helps to ensure the security of our customers' sensitive information.

Medical Leaves of Absence and Family Leave Act-FMLA
Course Description: This session will discuss the medical leave provisions covered in University Hours of Work and Benefits Policy (HR-18.00-2004/07) and a general overview of the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Topics will include the 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 coordination various types of leave and benefits.

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.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act-FERPA
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 anyone employed in higher education. This course provides a more detailed view on how FERPA applies, what you need to be aware of, and information needed for compliance.

Conducting Effective Searches
Course Description: Participants will learn what is an “In the Sunshine Search” (open/public) and a “Not in the Sunshine Search” (closed). Participants will gain knowledge concerning the role and responsibilities of the hiring official, the search committee chair, and the search committee in order to conduct fair and effective searches.

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.

Standards of Conduct
Course Description: The University’s employees are expected to adhere to specified professional standards and comply with Federal and State Laws and regulations, and University of West Florida policies and regulations as related to conduct, disciplinary actions, and the University’s Standards of Conduct. Participants will gain an understanding of the University's progressive discipline plan and hoe to apply various disciplinary actions.

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for Supervisory Employees
Course Description: Participants will understand and recognize the forms of prohibited discrimination and harassment, develop effective methods for maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, learn their responsibilities if they are confronted with objectionable behavior in the supervisory role, understand the potential consequences of employees and supervisors committing any type of prohibited discrimination or harassment, understand how supervisors can prevent harassment from occurring in their departments including several self-checks, and understand how to file a discrimination or harassment complaint.

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for Non-Supervisory Employees
Course Description: Participants will understand and recognize prohibited discrimination and harassment, identify risky behaviors that may constitute sexual harassment, learn their responsibilities if they are confronted with objectionable behavior, understand how to file a discrimination or harassment complaint, and understand the laws and university policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment.

Public Records
Course Description: “Public records” are materials made or received by the university, pursuant to law or in connection with the transaction of official business that are used to perpetuate, communicate or formalize knowledge. Individuals have the right to inspect and/or copy public records. This session will cover what records are considered public records, what procedure must be followed to respond to a public record request, what types of records are exempt from the public records law, and the penalties for failure to comply with a public records request.

Identity Theft: Protecting Personal Information
Course Description: In this training, participants will learn what identity theft is, the different types of Personal Identifiable Information (PII), the statistics in the State of Florida, common causes of data breaches, and how to plan ahead to safeguard personal information.

Title IX
Course Description: This training class covers your responsibilities under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, how to file a complaint under Title IX, and mandatory reporting requirements under Title IX. This class is for students and UWF employees (faculty and staff, supervisors and non-supervisors).

Workers’ Compensation and Environmental Safety Training for Supervisors Only
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 a review of return to work policies. The Environmental Services training includes the following: Preventing the most common types of injuries such as slips, trips and falls, and Florida’s state automobile policy “Know before You Go,” and safety in the workplace.

Public Records Retention and Disposition
Course Description: This workshop covers Florida’s records retention and disposition requirements, as cited in State Administrative Code, and how they are applied at UWF. Participants attending this session will learn, in detail, the correct processes for storing records in UWF’s Records Storage Facility, as well as how to request disposal of records.

Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendment Act
Course Description: This session will familiarize participants with disability laws and the changes that 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, assisting with mobility and accessibility issues, and other services available on campus for people with disabilities.

P-Card Basic Training Online
Course Description: The PCard Basic course provides new PCard cardholders and PCard Managers with a thorough understanding of the PCard system. In addition to this course, PCard Managers must complete Banner Basics training and PCard Managers training. This course covers the following topics: PCard overview, roles and responsibilities, procedures, commodity codes, and PCard reports.

P-Card Manager Training Online
Course Description: The PCard Manager course is designed to provide new PCard Managers with a thorough understanding of the purchase approval process. Before taking this course, new PCard Managers must complete PCard Basic Training and Banner Basic Training. This course covers the following topics: Approving PCard purchases, splitting charges, and searching for a vendor.

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