New Employee Training

Discover recommended and required training for new employees, and when access begins.


Required Compliance Training

If you are a new state employee--faculty, staff, manager, or student employee--you will need to complete required training as soon as you have a Chico State portal login and password.  The required training is due upon employment and must be complete no later than 30 days after your first day of work. Work with your supervisor to schedule time and a location to complete the online training. Read emails from


  1. Setup your computer for the training. Enable pop-ups for
  2. Login to the Development and Training System (DTS) using your campus work email/portal account login and password.
  3. Select Course Catalog.
  4. Click the folder for: 
    • New Employee Training for Non-Supervisors (Faculty, Staff & Students), or
    • New Employee Training for Leads, Chairs, Directors, Managers (Supervisors), whichever is most applicable. Note: The supervisor catalog is appropriate for anyone, including student employees, who lead and/or give work direction to others.
  5. Select “Launch” or “Retake” next to each title to open the course.

View a list of required training courses for all new CSU, Chico (state) employees. Most are online, allowing you to complete them right at your desk.


  • Important information for Mac usersPC users, and mobile devices.
  • Read the instructions to avoid getting stuck. You must enable pop-ups for the e-courses to run successfully. Don’t use Firefox or mobile devices. Chrome typically works well once you enable pop-ups for We advise using an on-campus computer.
  • If you get stuck, please review the FAQs to find answers to your questions, or  contact IT Support Services at (530) 898-4357, or at (530) 898-6433, for assistance.

FACULTY: The Faculty Drop-In Lab in MLIB 457 is also available as a place to complete your compliance training online, Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM. Please bring earbuds or headphones for quiet listening.

Instructor-Led Training

Recommended Workshops

View a list of recommended workshops for new staff. This collection of workshops provides an overview of campus processes and operations that are essential for new (and existing) support staff. 


To enroll in a workshop on campus: Login to the Development & Training System (DTS).  Click the Schedule tab.  Click on the course title to register and you will receive a confirmation email prior to the event. As you enroll, you can even add the session to your calendar.

Plan Ahead

If you would like to schedule for the year email PDEV.  Or, scan the EVENTS list at, ordered by date, and click “More” under each title to see a full description.

Online Training

The campus and CSU offers an assortment of online learning opportunities through the DTS course catalog, lynda, and SkillSoft.

DTS Emails

The Development and Training System (DTS) will send you confirmation of workshops in which you've enrolled, as well as reminders of compliance training that is expiring and needs to be retaken. Sometimes these reminders may go to Junk Mail or Clutter. Please setup your email to accept these reminders.

Student Employees

In compliance with EM 16-004, the Account Center automatically creates employee email (Exchange) accounts for all student employees. This “Exchange” email account receives official employee information, including notices to complete required compliance training.

Student employees may elect to redirect (i.e., auto-forward) these messages to their student WildcatMail account.

Accessing Exchange Email

Forwarding Exchange Email

Login to the Development and Training System (DTS) 
Use your portal account and password to view assigned compliance training