Formaldehyde Awareness Training


The following instructions are for accessing the UIC/EHSO on-line training.

Formaldehyde Awareness training is required at least annually for all employees, students and faculty who can be exposed to formaldehyde concentrations of 0.1 ppm or greater. Training increases employees' awareness of specific hazards in their workplace and of the control measures employed. It also assists successful medical surveillance and medical removal programs. These provisions will only be effective if employees, students and faculty know what signs or symptoms are related to the health effects of formaldehyde, if they know how to properly report them to the employer, and if they are periodically encouraged to do so.

Time Commitment

The course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. If you cannot complete the course in one session, you may log in at a later time using the same user name and continue with course.


  • A score of 70% is required for passing.
  • A passing score is required to fulfill the training requirement and to proceed to the final step of fit-testing.
  • Should a user fail the exam the exam may be taken more than once.
  • DO NOT attempt to take the quiz without first viewing the entire course.


Getting Started

Complete the following steps to register for and access the Online training course.

1. Go to


        2. Use the following table: 



3. Select Course Catalog from the menu on the left.

4. Check mark "Environmental Health and Safety" and click on Browse Selected Categories.

5. Click on "Formaldehyde Awareness"course.

6. Click on the Enroll.

7. Click on My Courses .

8. Click on Launch Course and complete the course.

    If the On-line course can not be launched, please contact Juana Guzman at

9. Click on Quiz, complete quiz and click on Submit Answers.

10. Quiz will be scored and result will be provided. For failed quiz, please review training outline and click on Retake exam.

11. Once quiz is successfully completed with a passing score, the system will indicate that the course has been completed and an email will be sent to user regarding training certificate.

Verification of Training 

Following successful completion of the course/quiz, the UIC Training Learning Management System (LMS) will generate an automatic email to the user indicating which course/quiz has been completed and providing information as to accessing and printing the certificate for completed course/quiz.