Completion of Civil Rights Training modules are required for faculty, research associates, extension educators, and extension staff.

Welcome to the Civil Rights Training Modules!

Penn State Extension receives federal funding to operate its programs. As such, we have to make sure that we follow federal laws so that our funding is not put in jeopardy. Penn State Extension Civil Rights Training is designed to help administrators, faculty, and staff prepare for a civil rights review. Equally important, the training serves as an educational activity that reminds us of what is necessary to assure that our programs are open, accessible, respectful and welcoming to all segments of the public.

The training is divided into six modules, each dealing with separate aspects of our Civil Rights responsibilities. After completing each required module, you are expected to take the accompanying quiz related to that module. A passing score of 80% allows you to print off a certificate of completion. Please make a copy of the certificate for placement in your unit's Civil Rights Files.

If you have the full version of Acrobat on your computer, you should be able to select the Adobe PDF as a 'printer' option. This will allow you to save an electronic copy of your certificate. Otherwise, you will need access to a printer when you complete the quiz.

You may review all six modules to learn about each of the topics. The required modules are as follows:

  • Administrative Support Staff are expected to complete modules 1, 2, and 6.
  • Extension Educators and Extension Faculty are expected to complete modules 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.
  • Faculty with a research appointment are expected to complete modules 1, 2, and 5.
  • Faculty with a 100% teaching appointment are expected to complete modules 1 and 2.
  • Extension Administration, Department Heads, and Research Center Directors should complete modules 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Along with the training modules and quizzes, there are supplemental forms that can be used when going through the modules. They can be found on the Extension SharePoint site.

Modules and Quizzes

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Module Quiz
Module 1 Quiz 1
Module 2 Quiz 2
Module 3 Quiz 3
Module 4 Quiz 4
Module 5 Quiz 5
Module 6 Quiz 6