ALERT: Basic Health and Safety Training will require user registration prior to accessing the training and knowledge check after April 28th. Participants that have not completed the knowledge check by April 28th will be required to register for and complete the full training in order to access the knowledge check. Please allow 2-3 business days for registration confirmation and access.
Welcome to the Initial Basic Health and Safety Training.
You need to register to create an account with MSDE to complete the Online Basic Health & Safety Training. This process will provide you with a username and password via email that you will need to access your training in Blackboard. Registered users will have access to Blackboard within 2-3 business days.
You must complete all 13 modules and score a minimum of 75% on the knowledge check to obtain the certificate of completion.
Completion of all 13 topics will take 3 hours to complete in the online format or 5 hours to complete in the face to face format. Before you begin, you may want to have paper and a writing tool available to take notes for the knowledge check required at the conclusion of this training and to answer reflection questions along the way.
You only need to submit your knowledge check one time. You must score a minimum of 75% on the knowledge check to receive a certificate. You will be allowed to retake the knowledge check one time if you do not score a 75% or higher the first time. If you are unable to score a minimum of 75% on the knowledge check after two tries, you will be required to obtain this training in an approved face to face format.
Once you complete and submit your knowledge check, your knowledge check will be scored in 10-14 business days. If you score a 75% or higher, you will receive a Certificate of Completion in your Blackboard account. (Certificates are no longer emailed.) Print your Certificate of Completion and place it in your personnel file at your program for review by a licensing inspector. Please allow 10-14 business days for processing.
If you have taken the Knowledge Check one time but did not meet the minimum requirement you can re-take the Knowledge Check whenever you want. Log back into Blackboard and complete the Knowledge Check. If you have used both of your attempts and did not meet the minimum requirement you are required to take the face-to-face training. Find approved trainers here.
Learn how to log in and navigate the training by watching this video.
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