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Compliance - Civil Rights 101 Training

All UW-Madison Division of Extension employees are required to complete Civil Rights 101 within the first 30 days of their employment.

Applicable To

All new employees


  • As a recipient of federal funding, Extension must comply with specific federal nondiscrimination laws and policies. These laws and policies prohibit discrimination in Extension programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
  • It is important that all employees understand these obligations, even those who are not directly involved in educational programming.
  • New employees must complete the Civil Rights 101 course within 30 days of their first day of work.
  • Civil Rights 101 Training - Policy


How to Register for the Civil Rights 101 Training

These instructions explain how to register for the Division of Extension’s Civil Rights 101 Training through the UW-Madison Office of Human Resources (OHR) Registration System. By registering for the online course via OHR, instead of directly in Canvas, your course completion will be reflected in your official UW-Madison employee learning transcript.

1) Use this link to Civil Rights Training 2021-2024 to register

            a) Alternatively, search for the training in OHR’s Professional Development Course Catalog.

Screenshot of the login & register button for Civil Rights Training 101

2) After selecting the course, click on “Login & Register” at the bottom of the window

Screenshot of searching for Civil Rights 101 training in course catalog

3) If prompted, login with your NetID, select UW-Madison as your organization, and complete the multi-factor authentication

4) After logging in, click on “Confirm Registration” at the bottom of the window

Screenshot of confirming registration.

5) When registration is complete, click on the hyperlinked text “begin the online course”

Screenshot of Civil Rights 101 Homepage

6) This will take you to the home page of the Civil Rights 101 Canvas course

Screenshot of Registration Complete confirmation.

Completing the Civil Rights 101 Training

1) Navigate to the four lessons (or modules) from the bottom of the homepage or click on “Modules” in the navigation bar on the left side of the screen (highlighted below)

Screenshot of the 4 required modules that are part of the training.

2) Allow 45 minutes to complete all four lessons:

  1. You do not need to finish all lessons at once; your progress is saved.
  2. When done, fill out the certificate form to confirm course completion.
  3. You will receive an email with your certificate attached.
  4. Save the completion certificate for your records.

 3) After you complete the course, it will appear in your employee learning transcript

Screenshot of course completion appearing on learning transcript.



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Keywordsrace color national origin sex age disability new employee   Doc ID123911
OwnerKim W.GroupExtension Handbook
Created2023-02-07 17:48:48Updated2024-02-12 16:37:33
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