Welcome to the Learner Portal for 
California's COVID-19 Virtual Training Academy

Instructions for Registering

0 Where to Get Help 

For assistance with registration for Virtual Training Academy courses, please email: 

1 Eligibility 

The Virtual Training Academy (VTA) is currently open to the following groups of people performing contact tracing or case investigation activities:

  • State employees re-directed to COVID-19
  • Local health department employees, contractors, and partners designated to provide support to local health department COVID-19 contact tracing activities
  • Tribal nations

The course is not open to the general public at this time. Enrollment eligibility is verified before access to the course is provided

2 Process

The registration process involves selecting the correct course below, adding it to your cart, and creating a student profile when you check out.

When creating your student profile please use your work e-mail address to register.

3 Course Selection 

There are currently two courses in the COVID-19 Virtual Training Academy. Select the course designated for your role:

  • Contact Tracer course
  • Case Investigators course (as designated by Local Health Department)

If your role requires both case investigation and contact tracing activities, please enroll in the case investigator training. You will receive contact tracing training as well.

Note: State employees are only designated as Contact Tracers at this time. Do not register for the Case Investigation course.

Click on the link in the Courses section below to register for one course that is appropriate for you and complete the registration process.

Once you have registered, you will be sent an enrollment receipt to the e-mail you designated.

4 Required Supplemental Training

All course participants are also expected to complete the self-paced ASTHO/NCSD course:

Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers 

and will be prompted to share their certification of completion prior to completion of next week’s Virtual Training Academy. Please note: this course is most readily accessible via Google Chrome web browser.


If you are not currently eligible for California's COVID-19 Virtual Training Academy, or wish to explore other UCLA Extension courses, please browse our offerings by clicking here.

To view the certificate requirements and details, click the certificate name below.

To view the description, dates and times offered, and additional information about a course, click the course name below.

Course Title


PUB HLT 810 COVID-19.1 Virtual Training Academy: Contact Tracing

  • Campus Collaboration > Campus Collaboration

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PUB HLT 811 COVID-19.2 Virtual Training Academy: Case Investigation

  • Campus Collaboration > Campus Collaboration

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