Required training

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In order to perform at work, you need to know the essentials of your job. The School offers required training to new public servants, functional specialists, supervisors, managers and executives. Required training will provide you with what you need to know to execute your duties successfully.

What we offer

The School offers required training courses specific to your role and function, including public service orientation, training on performance management and authority delegation training. If you have to participate in one of the required training activities, the School will invite you to register. For more information on required training and eligibility, please contact your organization's Required Training Coordinator.

Public Service Orientation

This orientation offers an introduction to the fundamentals of the public service: values and ethics, how government works, security awareness, information management and recordkeeping, performance management, terms and conditions of employment and much more.

Performance management training

Mandatory training on the Treasury Board Directive on Performance Management supports this key government priority by ensuring that public service supervisors and managers are equipped to build and sustain a culture of high performance.

Managers receive this training as part of the School's new Manager Development Program. Other learners are offered the online course Performance Management in the Government of Canada (G140).

Authority delegation training

Authority delegation training equips managers and executives with the knowledge they need to exercise their authorities in finance, human resources, information management and contracting — all critical responsibilities with important legal requirements.

Managers receive this training through the School's new Manager Development Program, while senior managers are offered courses tailored to their level and previous training.

Authority delegation training must be revalidated every five years through the Authority Delegation Online Assessment.

For more information, consult the Authority Delegation Frequently Asked Questions page.

New public servants

For more information, consult our list of frequently asked questions about Public Service Orientation.

Functional specialists (finance)

Financial management officers (FI-01 to FI-04) with less than five years of experience are required to complete the following courses within a specific timeframe and order as listed below. This timeframe was temporarily extended in fall 2011 to adapt to the current fiscal environment.

Three years:

Four years:

Functional specialists (procurement, materiel management or real property)



Senior managers

Senior executives


Required training helps you to

  • acquire knowledge and competencies about the essentials of your job;
  • ensure your expertise is aligned with public service requirements; and
  • develop an up-to-date skill set.

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You can begin the process of registering for our courses directly through MyAccount. Please contact the Client Contact Centre to get your username and password.

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