UT is committed to promoting a safe environment for minors attending summer camps, educational workshops, cultural events and programs such as 4-H. Training is a key provision of UT’s policy on programs for minors.

All employees who meet the policy’s definition of a “program director” or “covered adult” must undergo training on preventing, recognizing, reporting and addressing child abuse once every two years.

How to Fulfill the Training Requirement

Individual UT Employees

Complete the “Child Protection Training” online training module in the Skillsoft eLearning system (Skillport). This is the preferred option for UT employees. Be sure your browser is set to allow popups from Skillsoft. Skillsoft provides a browser compatibility check and instructions on how to adjust your browser’s settings.

  • First-time Skillsoft Users

    1. Register as a new user
    2. Log in to Skillport
    3. Select “Catalog
    4. Select the “Child Protection Training” folder
    5. Launch the “Child Protection Training” module
  • Existing Skillsoft Users

    1. Log in to Skillport
    2. Select “Catalog
    3. Select the “Child Protection Training” folder
    4. Launch the “Child Protection Training” module

UT Groups/Volunteers and Contractors

A PowerPoint training is available for UT groups and for those who do not have access to Skillport, such as volunteers and contractors.

Program directors, department heads and others may request the PowerPoint by emailing the appropriate Campus Designated Official the list is on the right side) or by emailing Angie McLemore (mclemore@tennessee.edu) or Laura Jo Anderson (laurajo@utk.edu).

For tracking purposes, please email the Child Protection Training sign-in sheet to Angie McLemore (mclemore@tennessee.edu) immediately following the training’s completion. You may also send the sign-in sheet through campus mail to 220 Conference Center Building, Knoxville, TN, 37996.

If your list of attendees is more than 50 people, please email an Excel spreadsheet with the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Personnel number (if known). If a personnel number is not known, please provide the FULL first, middle, and last names of each individual. There are many common names at UT.

Questions and Concerns

Questions or concerns about the Skillport system should be referred to Laura Jo Anderson (laurajo@utk.edu). Questions about technical problems, such as Java or browser updates, should be directed to your department’s IT professional or to the OIT helpdesk at your campus.


How Training is Tracked and Recorded

We record completions in IRIS. In order to track compliance on this requirement, we must keep training records up-to-date.