SCA Training

Training provides SCA Leaders & Members with tools and resources that are necessary for a successful experience. SCA Training brings people together from different program types and regions of the country to kick-start the season. This is the beginning of a learning process that continues at each of the project sites with localized training, continued interactions with team members, agency partners, and SCA staff.

Training is fast-paced, intense, and will require everyone to be engaged for the duration. Therefore, you should arrive well-rested and eager to learn. Remember, all hires are conditional upon successful completion of SCA Training.

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Expected Training Outcomes

  • Learn about the mission of the Student Conservation Association
  • Become familiar with the tools, technology, and protocols required for your position
  • Build confidence in your leadership abilities through practice and learning
  • Understand the goals and objectives of your position
  • Learn to maintain individual and team safety
  • Feel inspired, supported, and connected


Preparing for SCA Training

SCA Leaders will be sent a Welcome Letter by their hiring managers. The Welcome Letter will provide all the information you’ll need to get ready for training including a packing list, schedule, workshop registration links, etc. If you are scheduled to attend a SCA Leader Training and have not already received this letter please check in with your hiring manager.


Required Online Training

SCA hires are required to complete the following online training within 14 days of accepting your position or prior to attending SCA Training, whichever comes first. Save all completion certificates for your own records.

1. Risk Management Online Training

2. Driver Online Training

  • Required for all leaders or members who will be driving SCA vehicles; valid for two years.
  • Complete all nine the Driver Training Segments
    • Go to
    • Click on the New Student button.
    • Click on click here for new student registration
    • Type in the Access Code: SCAMOD and click Submit.
    • You will be presented with a Registration page. Type in your information, including a Login ID and a Password of your choice, and click Submit.
    • Please note, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the Login ID you created and you may use this for access as a Returning Student if you need to retake the course at a later date.
    • On the My Courses page, click on the course title to begin your training.
  • Print & sign the Distracted Driver Policy; e-mail signed policy to [email protected]

3. Mosaic: Prevent Discrimination & Harassment

  • Required for all leaders and members.
  • Valid for one year.
  • Complete the course & save your completion certificate
  • Mosaic “CA” course is specifically for those working California all others should take the standard Mosaic training.

4. The What & Why of JEDI – An Introduction to Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

  • Required for all leaders and members. Refresh each year.
  • Watch The What & Why of JEDI video
  • This information will be the foundation of the ‘Building Inclusive Communities’ lesson

5. SCA Mental Health Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills Training

  • Required for all leaders. Refresh each year.
  • Watch the Mental Health Awareness video
  • This information will be the foundation of the ‘Creating a Caring Community’ lesson


Optional Online Training

Below are some optional videos that can help build context for other in person training sessions.

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