Online Courses

Online Classes

02/10/17: FirstNet is now limited to Workforce Development related trainings.  The Office of Risk Management is actively working to set up Health and Safety courses using an alternative vendor.  Employees currently enrolled in any Health and Safety course will be able to access and complete the courses during this time.  The DEFENSIVE DRIVING course can be found in the Professional Development section during this time until the new classes become available.  Stay tuned for future updates!

Browse online classes available for state employees, supervisors, managers, and leaders in all aspects of the State’s operations. These courses are affordable and offer convenience and flexibility around schedules. Taking an online course eliminates expenses such as mileage/travel and overtime and accommodates training opportunities regardless of location or time constraints, including alternate schedules and second/third shifts.  This service is hosted by the Center for Achievement in Public Service (CAPS).

Cost:   Courses vary from 1-10 credits with the first credit costing $10 and $5 for each additional credit.  The total will be billed to your department.

02/10/17: FirstNet is now limited to Workforce Development related trainings.  The Office of Risk Management is actively working to set up Health and Safety courses using an alternative vendor.  Employees currently enrolled in any Health and Safety course will be able to access and complete the courses during this time.  The DEFENSIVE DRIVING course can be found in the Professional Development section during this time until the new classes become available.  Stay tuned for future updates! 

To Enroll, read below, then click this link:
Visit the Vermont Online University Website
NOTE: If you are a returning user who has transferred from a different position, you must have your profile updated to your new location.  Ask your supervisor who your Online University administrator is, or email Firstnet Learning for help.

You will need to create an account to view/enroll in courses.

  • New employees: Click "I AM A NEW USER" and follow the steps to create your account.
  • Returning employees: Enter your username (employee ID) and password.
  • Inform your supervisor of your interest in a class
  • When you register, you will enter your supervisor’s email address for approval
  • The system will email your supervisor requesting authorization
  • You will receive a confirmation that you now have access to the course
  • You will also receive notification if you are declined
  •  You can log in and access the site 24/7 from any computer with internet access.

Do not sign up for too many courses at once as extensions may not be granted, and your Department will be billed upon enrollment, not completion.

Assistance:Email Firstnet Learning
*FirstNet Learning/ Knowledge@Work™®/Online University does not have a physical presence in the state of Vermont.