Course Registration

Enrollment Guidelines

How to Register for Courses

Please login to the LMS prior to attempting to register for courses and offerings. Then, click the registration link provided next to the course on the course webpage. New registrations will trigger a two-level approvals chain within the LMS.

The HHS Learning Portal will keep you apprised of your registration status and required approval actions via a series of notifications. You can view the LMS Registration and Notification Process for NIH Training Center Classes for more information on the notifications you will receive. There are also tip sheets available to assist users and approvers with the registration and approvals process.

Any additional training approvals needed outside the LMS will follow each IC’s internal business process for training approval. 

Classroom seating is limited. In order to assure a place in class, it is recommended that you complete your enrollment at least four weeks prior to the class date. Course prices are subject to change.

Enrollment Confirmation

The NIH Training Center will confirm your enrollment by email no later than two weeks prior to the class. If you do not receive this confirmation, please call 301-496-6211 or feel free to otherwise contact our office.

Training Hours and Reporting to Work

Employees attending training sessions must adjust their schedule to conform with the hours of the training course. If the hours of training are less than the employee's daily tour of duty, after considering the number of days involved, the hours of training per day, the location at which the training is being held, and any other pertinent factors, the supervisor may: (1) require the employee to report to the regular worksite prior to and/or after training in order to make up the difference between the tour of duty and the length of the training; (2) grant up to one hour per day of excused absence for the difference between his/her tour of duty and the number of hours of training (minus any commuting time between the training and worksite); or (3) require the employee to revert to a standard tour of duty for the pay period(s) during which the training occurs.

Full NIH Policy Manual, 2300-610-4 - ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULES available, (reference #11).

Reasonable Accommodations

The NIH Training Center makes every effort to support accessibility to training for employees with disabilities and nursing mothers. ICs are responsible for arranging transportation and accommodations, arranging for interpreters, and assuming all costs of these accommodations. 

Participants are requested to notify the NIH Training Center of all special accommodations at least two weeks before the first day of the scheduled class, so that instructors can prepare for interpreters in the classroom and the classroom can be optimally prepared to accommodate wheelchairs or other assistive devices.

Students requiring access to lactation rooms while attending classes are asked to enroll in the Nursing Mothers Program. Ideally, students should enroll in this program several weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled class. Please note - the lactation room at the new NIH Training Center at White Flint location is on the 3rd floor. Students must request an NIH Training Center staff member to escort them to the room.

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