When a business operates within certain markets or competes for public sector tenders, compliance with industry standards, laws and regulations are often necessary. eFront is a great tool for implementing compliance training for your employees (or even the general public).
In their essence compliance training courses are similar to all other courses. The main difference is that their content is detailed and outlined exhaustingly in the relevant standards and laws, and thus they result in a very specific “skill” or “knowledge set”. You can model this kind of learning in eFront using certifications.
Since certifications in eFront are awarded upon the completion of a course or a course curriculum, a user is awarded a certificate for his participation in a compliance course or curriculum means they have completed their compliance training successfully.
Since compliance certificate holders are often obliged by law or company policy to periodically refresh their compliance training, eFront supports time-limited certificates.
The way these features works is that the user sets an (optional) duration for the certificate (e.g. 6 months), and eFront automatically expires the certificate after that interval passes. You can even indicate that you want to reassign the course that the certificate was assigned from, upon its expiration, or N days prior to expiration, and have eFront re-enroll the students automatically. When this happens, the course’s progress for those users is reset, and they have to complete it again to get re-certified.
Certificates in eFront are created with user-defined templates that are customizable with your own titles, body text, and other details.
From the Certificates section, eFront admins can view and edit any defined certificate templates, and dig in to view the details for each and the courses that award it. (To learn more about creating and editing certificates, check the How to customize Certifications chapter).
In the same section, the Users tab displays a listing of all certificates awarded to your users, the courses they were awarded for and their expiration status. eFront admins can filter down the user listing and view, edit, and revoke any particular certification they wish.