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California has the oldest statewide sexual harassment training requirements in the country. These requirements are covered by AB 1825, AB 2053, SB 396, SB 1343, and SB 778. Each successive law added to the requirements for sexual harassment training. In summary, the current California sexual harassment training requirements are as follows:

  • Supervisors must take at least two hours of sexual harassment training
  • Non-Supervisors must take at least one hour of sexual harassment training
  • Training must occur within six months of the employee starting the position (and every two years thereafter)
  • Covers all employers with at least 5 employees

California Online Sexual Harassment Training

Sexual Harassment Class has been conducting online training since 2005. We've trained tens of thousands of students and have continued to adapt our curriculum to meet the needs of our clients and their employees. Our trainings include the following features for California employees:

  • Standard Course is two hours long (required by AB 1825)
  • Interactive format with the ability to ask questions to our instructors
  • Curriculum include information on abusive conduct (required by AB 2053)
  • Curriculum includes information on harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation (required by SB 396)
  • Administrative area to allow an employeer to monitor and assign classes to all employees and download completion certificates
  • Advanced class is available with additional tools for employees to learn how to deal with stress, develop empathy, and effectively communicate with other workers and supervisors.
  • New 1 hour course for non-supervisory employees (required by SB 1343)

One Hour Course for Non-supervisory employees

Starting in 2019, under SB 1343, employers of as few as five people (down from fifty employees under the prior law) must provide two hours of interactive training to their supervisors. In addition, all such employers must now provide one hour of interactive training to all non-supervisory employees. SB 1343 served to greatly increase the number of employers covered and the volume of trainings required, and it set deadlines for the training. Employers around the state had geared up, started their engines, and raced to meet this aggressive deadline.

Law update: Under SB 778 signed in August 30, 2019, the deadline for non-supervisory employees has been extended from January 1, 2020 until January 1, 2021. Training is no longer required by the end of 2019 but instead by the end of 2020. The training requirements for newly hired supervisory employees have not been changed in SB 778, and employers still must train new hires within six months of starting a supervisory position.

How to Enroll in our Trainings

If you need a class for yourself or a single employee, then go to our Registration Page and select the Single Class Purchase. You'll create a single login for the employee to create the class.

If you have multiple employees that need to take a training, go to our Registration Page and select the Multiple Class Package. You can choose how many classes to purchase at once and all classes include volume discounts.

If you have questions on how to enroll or what requirements you need to meet, please feel free to Contact Us. We're happy to talk to you by phone or communicate via email.

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Sexual Harasment Training Questions?

The training requirements in California can be a little complicated. Please consult our California Frequently Asked Question or Contact Us.