Getting Started For Learners - User

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Welcome to the getting started guide for SLAC learners. As a Visiting User,  you will need to fulfill certain training requirements to work onsite or use SLAC resources. This guide will help you answer the following questions:

Your Required Training

When you arrive at SLAC, certain training courses will be assigned to you by the User Administration of your User Group.  Your supervisor or point of contact may require additional training based on the specific roles and responsibilities of your job.


Minimum Required Training

Non-SLAC employees are required to complete, at a minimum the following web based courses:

  • Course 219 - Environmental Safety and Health Orientation
    • Course 219R - Environmental Safety and Health Orientation Refresher (the refresher course for 219 taken every two years)
  • Course CS100 –Cyber Security for Laboratory Users Training. This course is required only if the user or contractor plans to have a SLAC computing account, or access SLAC computing resources.


Taking Training

Most courses are generally offered via one or more of the following three methods:

  • Web-Based Training: These self-paced courses can be completed from anywhere, as long as you have an Internet connection, and your computer meets our basic system requirements.
  • Classroom Training: SLAC offers a wide variety of on-site instructor-led training. You must register for these classes in advance using the course registration tool.
  • Practical Training: Practical training is one-on-one training where a qualified observer validates that you are qualified to perform certain activity.

Launching Web-Based Courses

You can launch SLAC web-based training courses from the following locations:

  • From the web-based training portal: You may log in directly to the SLAC web-based training portal page. If you do not have a SLAC Windows computer account, you will need your SLAC System ID # as well as a password which you can request through our support system here.
    • Once logged in, click on the Web Training Catalog icon to the upper left of your training home page
    • Click on the the training category you need to see a list of available courses (you are only required to complete those courses that were assigned to you by your SLAC contact).
    • Roll over the course you wish to take and you will see a link to launch the course.
  • From the Course Catalog: Web based courses can be launched directly from a course catalog page by clicking the button. A SLAC Windows account is required to access the Training Course Catalog.
  • From your STA: Click the icon next to assigned web-based courses to launch them. A SLAC Windows account is required to access your STA.

Note: Once you complete a web-based training course, it may take up to 2 hours for the completion to be reflected in your training record.

Registering for Classroom Training Sessions

SLAC's Course Registration tool is used to schedule and cancel classroom training sessions. A SLAC Windows account is required to access the SLAC Registration System.

You may register for courses using the following methods:

  • From the course registration page.
  • By clicking the icon on a course catalog page
  • By clicking the icon from your STA. The course registration tool will only allow you to register for courses that have been assigned in your STA by your supervisor.

If you would like to know when a particular course is being offered, refer to the course catalog page for a list of upcoming dates. Additionally, SLAC maintains a training calendar that shows the times and locations of upcoming training events.

If you need to take a course, but no sessions are scheduled, the course registration tool gives you the option to join a waitlist. When a new course session becomes available, you will receive an email notification.

The Course Catalog

SLAC training maintains a lab-wide interdisciplinary course catalog that can be used to learn more about each of SLAC's course offerings. A SLAC Windows account is required to access the SLAC Registration System.

In addition to learning about course prerequisites, objectives, content, delivery methods, and duration, you will find detailed information about:

  • Who Should Attend: This section outlines who is required to complete a particular course based on laws, regulations, or SLAC policy.
  • Activity Restrictions: This section helps you understand what activities cannot be performed unless the training has been completed and remains current.
  • Contact Information: Provides contact information for the Subject Matter Expert(SME) in the event that you need more information about the course material, or have questions about a particular program.

Keeping Training Current

To insure your training remains current, it is best to work with the User Training Administration of your facility.

Contact: and request they verify your training status before you begin work at SLAC.