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APS Required Trainings

APS employees shall comply with the standards outlined in Federal Laws, State Laws, Board Policies, and Administrative Procedural Directives.

APS Required Trainings moved from the Blackboard system to a new system called SafeSchools for the 2017-18 school year. The Blackboard trainings are no longer accessible. Trainings for the 2017-18 school year should be available by July 20, 2017.

How often do I need to complete the required trainings?

Trainings are required annually. Courses should be available starting July 15th for each school year.

What is the deadline date for completion of the course?

Each school year, complete the courses by December 1st. Employees hired or coming back from leave after October 1st, will have 40 working days to complete the course.

How do I login to SafeSchools?

  • Using your web browser, go to the SafeSchoolsTM website for Albuquerque Public Schools:
  • Enter your username which is the letter e followed by your six digit APS employee ID number.
  • Enter your password. Use the same password you use to access your email account. For login issues call the APS Service Desk at 505-830-8080. 
  • Trainings assigned to you will appear under the heading titled Mandatory Training.

What trainings are required?

  • Trainings that have been directly assigned to you will appear under the heading titled Mandatory Training.
  • Trainings listed under the heading of Suggested Training are optional, unless your supervisor has requested you complete the training.
  • Extra Training is available to all employees.

Some of the Suggested Trainings are actually MANDATORY

The system cannot assign the courses below to an individual employees without assigning it to everyone in the same salary schedule. Review to see if you need to complete any of these trainings.

  • Anyone driving an APS vehicle: Defensive Driving
  • Counselors, Social Workers: Crisis Response and Recovery
  • Counselors, Social Workers: Threat Assessment
  • Custodians: Fire Extinguisher Safety
  • Science teachers: Science Lab Safety

How do I complete a training?

  • Click on the training title.
  • Click on the first item in the list.
  • Watch the video segment. You will need to watch the entire video segment. When the segment finishes, it will take you back to the course information screen, and the section will be marked as completed.
  • Click on the next video segment.
  • Continue until you have viewed all the video segments.
  • Complete the quiz.

When will the course be marked as completed?

To get a completed status for a course, you must view all the video segments and pass the quiz.

How do I print a certificate of completion?

  1. In the upper right hand corner, click on your account settings drop down arrow.
  2. Click on Training History.
  3. Click on a "Blue Ribbon" icon.

Do I need to provide completion certificates to my principal or supervisor?

The training program will keep track of your completions. Principals and supervisors will have access to view reports for employees assigned to their location.

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