New to Chico State?

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

Access to Training

If you are new or have had a break in service, the Development and Training System (DTS) will recognize your active payroll status about one week prior to your first paycheck.  If you need help enrolling in a workshop or course, contact Professional Development at x6433.

Required Compliance Training

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.

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

View the schedule-at-a-glance for a list of pre-planned training. 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.