Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Online Training

Online training is convenient and easy to use! Courses are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day and may be accessed from any computer meeting minimum system requirements and having internet access.

Minimum System Requirements

Internet Explorer 5, or higher, is required to operate the Scholar system.


The majority of online trainings require preregistration through EHS for recordkeeping purposes and ease of enrollment. Please see the online class schedule for available classes and preregistration.

You must have a Virginia Tech PID and password in order to access the Blackboard system. If you do not have one, a user name and password will be sent to you no later than three days after you have submitted the registration request.


Once you have registered for an online training and have been pre-enrolled, the online training may be accessed by logging on to https://scholar.vt.edu/portal with your Virginia Tech PID and password (or guest PID and password).

  • If you have been pre-enrolled in a training, the course will show up under "My Courses". Click on the course link to view the instructions and information.
  • If you have not been pre-enrolled in a training, you will need to self-enroll by clicking on the "Courses" tab and searching for the course you wish to take. For example, search for "radiation safety" to bring up a list of all related online courses. Once you have found the correct training, click on it and "Enroll".

Once you have reviewed the course information, you will be asked to complete a short quiz. You must complete the quiz in order to complete the online training. If you do not receive a satisfactory score, please review the course material and try the quiz again. If you continue to have problems, contact training personnel at EHS for guidance.