Below is a table of Effort Reporting training available to the UAB community.  If you believe that you or your department would benefit from more customized training, please contact the Office of Compliance & Risk Assurance.  We are eager to help you satisfy your specific learning objectives.

Course Title


Target Audience

Effort Reporting: Principles, Process, and Certification

This course is automatically assigned to newly designated employees who will receive any Effort Report for review and certification.
This online course covers topics relating to the policy and procedures established at UAB regarding responsible fiscal management of sponsored projects through effort reporting. Those required to take this course must complete and pass the assessment in order to receive credit. Required of all employees who must certify effort on sponsored project(s) (UAB Project Employees), and there is an expectation that this course be completed prior to certifying effort.

Required of all Departmental Effort Officers (DEOs).

Additionally, other individuals may be assigned this course by their respective school/college. Notwithstanding, nonexempt (biweekly paid) employees who are Project Employees but not DEOs, are not required to complete this course since their effort is reported through UAB's official time tracking and recordkeeping system rather than through an effort report.

If you attempt to register in the new system and are told that you are not listed or found, you may be considered a student. Please contact Kathleen Harris at for more information.

Related Training

UAB’s effort reporting process is an important element of UAB’s overall process for sponsored project management.  Employees who participate in sponsored project management in their units are encouraged to complete the introductory course entitled, "Understanding the Cost Principles Framework" available in the UAB Faculty and Staff Learning System.  Course content is available to download for future reference here.