Bloodborne Pathogen Training Courses

UHS-Occupational Health has developed two online bloodborne pathogen training courses for University students and employees.

  • The introductory course is intended for anyone who may come into contact with human blood, BSL2 and BSL3 pathogens, and other potentially infectious materials during their work. 
    • Completion of the introductory training course meets the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard for Facilities Management employees.
    • This training also fulfills the infectious agent training component of the Academic Health Center’s (AHC) building access requirements.
  • The advanced course, in conjunction with the introductory course, is intended for researchers (staff, students, volunteers), health care workers, and students and volunteers in the health sciences. 
    • Completion of the two training courses meets the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, the University of Minnesota's Administrative Procedure Activities Involving Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) requirements for researchers (staff, students, volunteers).

Note: Bloodborne Pathogens Training is required annually for anyone who will potentially be exposed to human materials (e.g. human blood, human body fluids, unfixed human tissue or organs, human cell lines, etc) or bloodborne pathogens (e.g. HIV, HBV, HCV, etc.). If you work with infectious agents other than human materials or bloodborne pathogens, Bloodborne Pathogens Training is required initially.

Training completion is recorded in ULearn and in your central training record. The training also documents hepatitis B vaccination status and declinations.

How do I register for training?

Self-enrollment in the training is available through ULearn, the University’s learning management system (LMS). There are two different ways to access ULearn, depending on your role at the University.

If you have a University of Minnesota internet ID:

  • Sign in to ULearn with your U of M internet ID and password.
  • Make sure pop-up and ad blocking software is disabled in your internet browser. To disable ad blocking software, search internet for instructions to do so in your browser.  
  • Search for bloodborne pathogens in the search bar in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Click on the title of the course you wish to take (Bloodborne Pathogens – Introduction or Bloodborne Pathogens – Advanced)
  • Click Launch to start the training.

If you are a guest researcher or volunteer who does not have a University of Minnesota internet ID:

  • Create an account in ULearn and log in.
  • Enter your name and email address and create a password. 
  • Sign in with your email address in the Internet ID field and your newly created password in the password field.
  • Make sure pop-up and ad blocking software is disabled in your internet browser. To disable ad blocking software, search internet for instructions to do so in your browser. 
  • Search for bloodborne pathogens in the search bar in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Click on the title of the course you wish to take (Bloodborne Pathogens – Introduction or Bloodborne Pathogens – Advanced)
  • Click Launch to start the training. 
  • Go to ULearn to log in for subsequent sessions.

ULearn FAQ (pdf) is available. For help with ULearn, contact the OHR Contact Center at 4-UOHR (612-624-8647), option 5, or ulearn@umn.edu.