26 Free Compliance Training Resources

We’ve created a list of compliance training resources to help you educate your employees about safety guidelines, work policies, and lawful requirements so your organization can operate effectively and legally. These courses aim to protect your organization from any liabilities and legal actions while providing a safe space and positive company culture to your employees.

20 Compliance Training Resources
Last published: 15th November 2021
EdApp Compliance Training Resources - Cyber Security

1. Cyber Security

EdApp’s Cyber Security course emphasizes the importance of cybersecurity and educates learners about cyberattacks. It covers the different types of cyber threats such as malware, social engineering, and a man-in-the-middle attack. It also provides some safe practices when using the internet and teaches learners how to safeguard sensitive information and identify malicious websites so employees know what to do in those situations. One example is how to safely use emails by being wary of the links and attachments included and making sure we don’t click on any if they look suspicious.

EdApp introduces microlearning through its eight bite-sized lessons that can be completed in a matter of minutes. Training content is delivered in short bursts with just the vital information needed. This ensures that your employees are not overwhelmed with unnecessary information and improves their knowledge retention of key concepts.

Cost: Free

Scope: Different kinds of cyberattacks, avoiding phishing, safe internet use, safely using emails

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EdApp Compliance Training Resources - Let's Kick COVID-19!

2. Let's Kick COVID-19!

EdApp partnered with ImSci to educate individuals on facts about COVID-19 and the precautions you can take to protect yourself and others. It starts by discussing what the virus is and how it came to be a pandemic. This course will then teach some personal prevention strategies, such as proper hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and physical distancing. More importantly, it includes a lesson on workplace guidance so that employees are aware of the safety protocols at work and the steps to follow when someone shows symptoms of infection.

This training is perfect for busy employees as it can be taken right through their mobile devices at their most convenient time. As a mobile learning solution, EdApp makes sure that all courses are fully interactive and immersive, and work seamlessly on any device. Without the restraint of being tied down to a desk to accomplish their training, it’s guaranteed to promote higher completion rates.

Cost: Free

Scope: Facts about novel Coronavirus, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, physical distancing, workplace guidance

Created by EdApp

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Coursera Compliance Training Resources - Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

3. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

In this course, learners will uncover the different diversity concepts and how they factor in the workplace. As our cognitive process is very much involved with the perceptions we have, this course will teach the importance of analyzing reactions to your environment and social interactions. Here, learners will also discover the best practices for diversity and inclusion and will learn about initiatives they can implement at work. This course is free for anyone to take and takes approximately 9 hours to complete.

Cost: Free

Scope: Diversity concepts, cognitive processes, diversity & inclusion best practices

Created by Coursera

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FutureLearn Compliance Training Resources - Understanding the GDPR

4. Understanding the GDPR

This course by FutureLearn equips learners with the basic information they need to know about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Among the topics covered are the principles of GDPR, data subjects’ rights, and the obligation of data controllers. They will also learn about the liabilities and sanctions involved when a breach or violation is committed. It will help organizations examine the compliance mechanisms they currently have to develop better and more effective enforcement. While this course is free to enroll in, you’ll only have 6 weeks to access it.

Cost: Free

Scope: General principles and basic concepts of GDPR, rights of data subjects, data controller obligations, enforcement & compliance mechanisms

Created by FutureLearn

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FutureLearn Compliance Training Resources - New Hire Safety Orientation

5. New Hire Safety Orientation

The New Hire Safety Orientation course by EdApp is perfect for getting new employees on board with the company’s safety program. This onboarding training equips them with the health and safety hazards that come with their job and helps avoid any work-related risks. This course is suited for employees in the general industry and covers a wide range of topics, such as safe driving, hearing conservation, PPEs, safe lifting techniques, and many more. It also teaches learners about hazard communication and the proper emergency response depending on the situation.

Learning new things can sometimes be tedious and can discourage employees. However, EdApp recognizes this challenge and knows the importance of awarding good learning habits. This is why they have a feature called Custom Achievements which is a reward system that allows learners to earn achievements that can be customized based on your criteria of good learning behavior. You can name your achievement, upload your own image or design one on Canva, and choose your preferred color scheme. To further enhance the learner experience, you can also include a personalized message to display whenever a learner earns a specific achievement.

Cost: Free

Scope: Safety Introduction & information, emergency action plan, workplace safety

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EVERFI Compliance Training Resources - Code of Conduct Training for an Ethical Workplace

6. Code of Conduct Training for an Ethical Workplace

This course by EVERFI can help you strengthen your organization’s reputation and establish a culture of integrity. It educates employees on the ethical guidelines they need to abide by at work with every interaction and transaction. It tackles topics, such as financial integrity, intellectual property, and workplace ethics. Learners will also know the importance of safeguarding confidential information and reporting any breaches. This course also contains real-life examples and scenarios making the training easier to relate to and understand.

Cost: Contact EVERFI for pricing

Scope: Protecting company information, financial integrity, intellectual property, reporting breaches

Created by EVERFI

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FutureLearn Compliance Training Resources - Sexual Harassment in the workplace

7. Sexual Harassment in the workplace

EdApp’s Sexual Harassment in the workplace educates employees about the different forms of sexual harassment that can take place at work. It first defines what sexual harassment is and provides concrete examples and scenarios which learners can identify with. It also talks about the two types of sexual harassment which are Quid pro quo and hostile work environment. This course will also uncover the negative effects of sexual harassment on our mental health and well-being. Lastly, it teaches learners about the appropriate responses in the event of a sexual assault.

Part of deploying training courses is ensuring that employees are able to take and complete them within a provided time frame. This is where EdApp’s Custom Push Notifications feature shines as you can easily automate eye-catching push notifications and reminder emails to be sent to your learners with just a click of a button. Notifications are automatically sent based on the user’s time zone and can even be personalized with your own message to send a gentle reminder or re-engage them with any training content.

Cost: Free

Scope: Definition of sexual harassment, types of sexual harassment, responses to sexual assault

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Thomson Reuters Compliance Training Resources - Drug-free Workplace

8. Drug-free Workplace

Thomson Reuters built this course to emphasize the importance of having a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace due to the ill effects that they can bring. In this course, learners will be made aware of the principles behind a drug-free workplace with the aim of getting their commitment to this policy. Among the topics discussed include, substance abuse testing, drug-free workplace policy violations, and employee assistance programs. If you’re looking for a short compliance training course for your employees on this subject, this is one you should consider as it can be completed in as little as 20 minutes.

Cost: Contact Thomson Reuters for pricing

Scope: Overview of drug-free workplace compliance, substance abuse testing, substance-abuse awareness, drug-free workplace policy violations

Created by Thomson Reuters

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DeltaNet Compliance Training Resources - Social Media Awareness

9. Social Media Awareness

Social media has changed the way we communicate with others both in our personal and professional lives. It’s therefore imperative that we use social media responsibly to avoid causing reputational damages and lapses in information security. This compliance training course by DeltaNet delves into the many uses of social media at work and the risks involved. It highlights the importance of following your organization’s social media policy and code of conduct to know the expectations when conducting yourself online. It includes realistic situations that employees may find themselves in to have a better understanding of the topics.

Cost: Contact DeltaNet for pricing information

Scope: Benefits and dangers of social media, following your organization’s code of conduct, protecting confidential information

Created by DeltaNet

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EdApp Compliance Training Resources - Fire Safety

10. Fire Safety

No industry is exempt from the possibility of experiencing a fire in the workplace. This is why it’s crucial that employees are aware of what to do in case a fire breaks out for everyone’s safety. EdApp’s Fire Safety course is the perfect training material to deploy as it provides learners with basic knowledge about fire safety and prevention in the workplace. It starts by introducing the Fire Triangle which teaches learners how to identify the different elements that can cause a fire as the first step towards prevention. They’ll also learn about the proper placement and use of fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

This EdApp course is fully editable and customizable which means that you can include other information specific to your workplace, such as floor plans and evacuation routes. EdApp’s template library has over 80 intuitively designed templates to make course authoring a breeze. You can also take advantage of the Canva integration feature that allows you to create visually aesthetic graphics and images without having to leave the authoring tool.

Cost: Free

Scope: The Fire Triangle, workplace fire safety, proper use of fire extinguishers and fire blankets

Created by EdApp

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EdApp Compliance Training Resources - OSHA for Workers (US only)

11. OSHA for Workers (US only)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates organizations working in confined spaces to protect their employees from any work-related hazards and provide them with a safe working environment. To support you in your compliance, EdApp’s OSHA for Workers course outlines worker’s rights, OSHA inspection processes, and OSHA’s health and safety standards, which both employers and employees should always follow. It also goes into detail on the different ways your workers can file a safety hazard complaint, even going into the specifics of whistleblower protections. 

EdApp's learning management system uses a microlearning strategy in its bite-sized modules, allowing learners to complete the lessons in just a couple of minutes. It also incorporates gamification elements to increase learner engagement.

Cost: Free

Scope: Workers’ rights, OSHA inspection processes, OSHA’s health and safety standards, filing a safety hazard complaint, whistleblower protections

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Universal Class Compliance Training Resources - Sensitivity Training in the Workplace

12. Sensitivity Training in the Workplace

Another compliance training course offered in Universal Class, Sensitivity Training in the Workplace is created to develop cultural competence in organizations. This course aims to provide your employees with knowledge and understanding of concepts on diversity and sensitivity, especially in diverse workplace settings. It contains lessons that help identify various differences among individuals present in any organization. It also equips your learners with the proper approach in dealing with generational diversity and helps them develop an understanding of the LGBTQIA+ community. Its video lessons are only accessible via a web browser. It also includes review articles and exams for each lesson. Upon course completion, a minimum of 70 percent final score is required to earn a certification. 

Cost: $50 USD (no certification) - S75 USD (with certification)

Scope: Introduction to diversity and sensitivity training, recognizing differences in the workplace, understanding gender, generational diversity & LGBT sensitivity training, resolving conflicts in the workplace

Created by Universal Class

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OSHA Pros Compliance Training Resources - Confined Space Construction - OSHA Certification Online

13. Confined Space Construction - OSHA Certification Online

OSHA Pros Online’s course on confined space construction presents general information about working on confined spaces like utility vaults, tanks, sewers, and pump stations. It covers in-depth topics discussing the enhanced regulatory compliance of OSHA on confined space areas in construction, safety procedures to avoid injury, and emergency and rescue plans. Enrolling in this will help your team understand the risks they're likely to face and the safety procedures they can follow when working in spaces with limited movement and airflow. 

Cost: $159 USD

Scope: OSHA regulatory compliance for Confined Space areas in Constructions, safety procedures to avoid injury, action plan in case of emergency

Created by OSHA Pros

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Compliance Training Group Compliance Training Resources - Workplace Active Shooter Training

14. Workplace Active Shooter Training

This course by Compliance Training Group is one that you can use for corporate training to prepare workers for one of the most violent incidents that can happen in the workplace. Lessons in this training were created by military veterans and law enforcement groups so you can be assured that the information is credible and will help during an active shooter incident. Among the topics included are incident identification, self-protection tips, training drills, and more.

Cost: Available upon request

Scope: Awareness training drills, self-protection, knowing what to look for and how to react in an active shooter incident

Created by Compliance Training Group

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EdApp Compliance Training Resources - HIPAA Compliance Training

15. HIPAA Compliance Training

All medical organizations must be compliant with HIPAA standards to make sure that patients receive the highest quality healthcare customer service and avoid any legal disputes. Created in partnership with Improvement Sciences, this EdApp course highlights the importance of HIPAA, the type of information that must be protected, and best practices for dealing with threats and privacy breaches. It also provides knowledge checks and sample scenarios wherein learning can be gauged and immediately applied. At the end of this course, a glossary of useful resources is provided for reference. 

Unlike traditional healthcare customer service training methods, this microlearning course makes good use of EdApp’s powerful features, such as gamification, spaced repetition, and Brain Boost, maximizing learner participation and knowledge retention. And with its mobile accessibility, busy professionals can easily complete their training anytime and anywhere. 

Cost: Free

Scope: Protected information, breach rule, types of threats

Created by EdApp

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FutureLearn Compliance Training Resources - Construction Ethics and Compliance

16. Construction Ethics and Compliance

Another free compliance course on the Internet is Construction Ethics and Compliance. This course is hosted on the FutureLearn platform and teaches teaches trainees how to stay ethical and compliant in the construction industry.

Learners in this training course will be able to recognize ethical choices in the construction industry and apply methods to make decisions when they occur. They will also explore various legal and compliance requirements in construction. The course is free to take, but receiving a digital certificate involves buying an upgrade.

Cost: Free

Scope: Understanding ethics and its definition, law and compliance, methods for ethical decisions and dilemmas

Created by FutureLearn

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Banker's Academy Compliance Training Resources - Anti Money Laundering (AML) in Canada

17. Anti Money Laundering (AML) in Canada

Anti-money laundering courses for a wide variety of countries are available at the Banker’s Academy website. As an example,  Anti Money Laundering (AML) in Canada is available for free and is targeted to legislation specific to this country. These informal eLearning lessons don’t require any sort of special login and is presented in slides with text and guided voice overs. Topics include definition of money laundering, goals, and legislation on AML.

Cost: Free

Scope: History of AML, money laundering definition, goals of money laundering,

Created by Banker's Academy

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Freetrainingpower Compliance Training Resources - Remote Worker: Safety, Health And Security

18. Remote Worker: Safety, Health And Security

Even though remote workers work in the comfort of their home, it's still the general duty of their employer to ensure that they are in a safe and secure remote work environment as mandated by OSHA. This online training by FreeTrainingPower provides videos on how organizations can help their employees prepare their work environment and avoid any safety hazards. It's a comprehensive training that covers many topics, such as fire safety, ergonomics, personal security, and cyber security.

Cost: $19.95 USD

Scope: Workspace organization, avoiding hazards and accidents, security measures

Created by FreeTrainingPower

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NAVEX Global Compliance Training Resources - Use of Assets & Technology: Protecting Organizational Assets

19. Use of Assets & Technology: Protecting Organizational Assets

This course emphasizes how crucial it is to ensure that employees company resources should only be used for work and not for personal reasons. This 10-minute microlearning course will uncover the consequences and impact of this practice so employees can understand why this policy is put in place.

Cost: Available upon request

Scope: When to use organizational assets, impact of using organizational resources for personal use

Created by NAVEX Global

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Skillcast Compliance Training Resources - Free Anti-bribery Training Module

20. Free Anti-bribery Training Module

Skillcast has partnered with Transparency International UK to develop this free compliance training. Employees who take this course will have a greater grasp of bribery laws in compliance with the UK Bribery Act, and they'll also gain knowledge of the penalties of breaking the law. They'll learn how to prevent and resist bribery more effectively especially in challenging situations. While this course is free, you'll need to contact Skillcast to have access to it.

Cost: Free

Scope: Definition of bribery, UK Bribery Act, preventing and resisting bribery

Created by Skillcast

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EdApp Compliance Training Resources - Cybersecurity Awareness

21. Cybersecurity Awareness

Available in EdApp, Cyber Security Awareness is a corporate compliance training course that provides your employees with a comprehensive guide on recognizing and preventing different kinds of cyber-attacks and threats. This course begins with an introduction to injection attacks, broken authentication, and session management that are vital in understanding the common ways your employees can be vulnerable to attacks. It also covers broken access control, sensitive data exposure, cross-site request forgery, component usage with known vulnerabilities, and unprotected APIs. After understanding these threats and vulnerabilities, the course provides measures to protect your data.

This course is available for free in EdApp’s course library making it readily deployable for your teams. The microlearning approach combined with gamification features makes its lessons easier to digest and more fun, which helps improve their knowledge retention. Delivered through mobile, you can leverage features such as custom notifications to remind your learners of necessary actions to take upon deploying the course.

Cost: Free

Scope: Common types of cybersecurity attacks, common malpractices on cybersecurity, sensitive data exposure, guideline on online security

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Safetyhub Compliance Training Resources - Workplace Bullying Training for Employees

22. Workplace Bullying Training for Employees

Offered by SafetyHub, the Workplace Bullying Training for Employees is created to combat workplace bullying which has a significant impact on not only the victims' work performance but also their personal lives. Its lessons describe workplace bullying, offer strategies for preventing it, provide a checklist for evaluating a good bullying policy, and conclude with a list of resources. In Safetyhub, courses are delivered through video training, accompanied by a transcript, exercises, and assessment questionnaire. Your learners can also earn a certificate upon successful course completion. 

Cost: Free (within a trial period), Paid subscription price available through a quote request

Scope: Bullying, bullying prevention, effective bullying policy, bullying response

Created by SafetyHub

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Reed Courses Compliance Training Resources - GDPR Training

23. GDPR Training

GDPR Training is a corporate compliance training course available on reed.co.uk that gives your employees a comprehensive understanding of GDPR, which is mandated by the EU   government. This course thoroughly discusses the basics, principles, and structure of GDPR. It also covers key aspects of GDPR such as the people involved, including their rights, responsibilities, and obligations in complying with the law. At the end of the course, your learners are required to pass the assessment for successful course completion and to earn a certificate. Aside from being accessible in reed.co.uk’s dedicated online learning platform, your learners are also given exclusive tutor support.

Cost: £10 EUR

Scope: Understanding GDPR, rights and breaches, responsibilities and obligations

Created by reed.co.uk

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EdApp Compliance Training Resources - Evacuation Plan

24. Evacuation Plan

Evacuation Plan is another free office safety training course offered by EdApp. This course is designed to be used as a template for your company's evacuation plan. It starts with a lesson about different evacuation conditions such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and more. Then it provides a route guide that you can use as a reference in creating an evacuation plan specific to your company’s floor plan. It concludes by educating your employees on the specific roles they can take during evacuation so they can be more proactive in ensuring the safety of their team. This course is readily deployable from EdApp’s editable course library. You can tailor the lessons with specific action plans based on the route and layout of your company office. 

Cost: Free

Scope:  Evacuation conditions, route and floorplan, employee evacuation roles

Created by EdApp

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Coursera Compliance Training Resources - Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion at Work

25. Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion at Work

Hosted on Coursera, the University of Virginia offers the course on Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion at Work. This corporate compliance training course educates your employees on issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusivity that are reflected in the workplace, and provides strategies on how to address these challenges. It also includes a more thorough discussion of recognizing different biases in the organization. Leaders can also gain relevant insights on how to lead conversations and lead change in a diverse workplace. Modules are delivered through self-paced videos and also include supplemental reading materials.

Cost: Free

Scope: Understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations, best practices in communicating and interacting in a diverse workplace

Created by Coursera

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27. Sensitivity Training in the Workplace

Another corporate compliance training course offered in Universal Class, Sensitivity Training in the Workplace is created to develop cultural competence in organizations. This course aims to provide your employees with knowledge and understanding of concepts on diversity and sensitivity, especially in diverse workplace settings. It contains lessons that help identify various differences among individuals present in any organization. It also equips your learners with the proper approach in dealing with generational diversity and helps them develop an understanding of the LGBTQIA+ community. Its video lessons are only accessible via a web browser. It also includes review articles and exams for each lesson. Upon course completion, a minimum of 70 percent final score is required to earn a certification.  

Cost: $50 USD (no certification) - S75 USD (with certification)

Scope: Introduction to diversity and sensitivity training, recognizing differences in the workplace, understanding gender, generational diversity & LGBT sensitivity training, resolving conflicts in the workplace

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Establish a culture of safety and integrity with compliance training

Compliance training is not only necessary but also mandatory regardless of your organization’s line of business. While this may seem like a formality at times, it’s just as important as any employee training and shouldn’t just start and stop by merely providing employees with documents to read and sign. Organizations should exert effort in providing compliance training resources that are not only insightful but also engaging. While the information in these types of training is crucial, employees may find them unnecessary and boring which causes disinterest and lack of attentiveness. This defeats the purpose of rolling out these training sessions since information isn’t understood and retained. However, investing in valuable and compelling compliance training resources will boost your employees’ awareness and help you in the long run to protect your organization’s credibility and increase potential employees and clients.

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