Welcome to HHS System Learning Portal!

The HHS System online learning portal provides a broad array of courses designed to help maximize your knowledge regarding HHS services and programs.  The learning portal offers a convenient way to take training online.  This allows easy access to relevant topics and authorized trainings by HHS agencies.  The HHS System Learning Portal offers:

1. Easy-to-follow curriculum in an online format, and

2. Printable course completion certificates, which may include CEU credit, if applicable.



    Available courses

    HIPAA is the acronym of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. These regulations establish standards for protecting individually identifiable health information and for guaranteeing the rights of individuals to have more control over such information.

    Privacy Training Including HIPAA

    This HHS Security/Cybersecurity Training is intended for contractors only.
    This HHS Security/Cybersecurity Training is intended for contractors only.

    New EVV Policy Training Option Available

    Watch or listen to one of the recorded EVV policy training webinars to receive EVV policy training credit. The following recorded webinar videos are available in this course:

    • Initial EVV Policy Training Webinar for CLASS/DBMD Program Providers 
    • Initial EVV Policy Training Webinar for YES Waiver/HCBS-AMH Program Providers 
    • Initial EVV Policy Training Webinar for FMSAs (Optional for Consumer Directed Services [CDS] Employers)
    • Initial EVV Policy Training Webinar for CDS Employers
    • Initial EVV Policy Training Webinar for HCS/TxHmL Program Providers 
    • Annual EVV Policy Training for Existing Program Providers – June 2020

    To take this course, please click the course title; then select the "Enroll me" button below the course description.

    Email electronic_visit_verification@hhsc.state.tx.us if you have questions about EVV policy training.

    This HHSC EVV Policy course is designed for programs and services currently required to use EVV. It includes modules that explain what EVV is, how EVV works, and who EVV stakeholders are. The course covers EVV visit transactions, EVV visit maintenance, EVV reason codes and required free text, EVV compliance oversight, and includes a summary of EVV changes

    View the table on p. 3 of Programs and Services Required to Use EVV for a listing of programs and services currently required to use EVV.

    To take this course, please click on the course title and then select the "Enroll me" button below the course description. 

    Email electronic_visit_verification@hhsc.state.tx.us if you have questions about EVV policy training.

    This HHSC EVV Policy course is designed for programs, services, and service delivery options required to use EVV as mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act (EVV start date is Jan. 1, 2021). It includes modules that explain what EVV is, how EVV works, and who EVV stakeholders are. The course covers EVV visit transactions, EVV visit maintenance, EVV reason codes and required free text, and EVV compliance oversight

    View the Programs and Services Required to Use EVV for a listing of programs, services, and service delivery options affected by the 21st Century Cures Act.

    To take this course, please click on the course title and then select the "Enroll me" button below the course description. 

    Email electronic_visit_verification@hhsc.state.tx.us if you have questions about EVV policy training.

    Conference Banner with People and Texas HHS Logo

    Texas Health and Human Services and The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is hosting this informative, free conference on quality long-term care.

    Attendees will gain professional knowledge from nationally and internationally-recognized speakers regarding evidence-based best practices, current healthcare trends, and cutting-edge advances in long-term care, aging and disabilities.

    Two of the keynote presentations actively encourage participants to explore their work environments through a new set of eyes, and to build workplace cultures that promote open and honest communication.  Presented by nationally recognized speakers, Meg Soper and Christopher Ridenhour, the integration of emotional intelligence and mindfulness into our work lives can positively enhance the quality of care we provide to our residents. Recognizing that many of our residents are living with dementia, the remaining two keynote addresses present new approaches to recognize the strengths, dignity, and life stories of this special group of long-term care residents. These presentations are delivered by nationally recognized researchers and educators, Dr. Susan Wehry and Dr. Cameron Camp.  The keynote addresses perfectly represent the multiple presentations that can be found in this year’s exciting conference. 

    Please join us for these energetic and very informative LIVE presentations on August 31 and September 1.  Then access the HHSC Learning Portal at any time over the next year to access over 40 additional informative and up-to-date presentations that represent best practices in action.  Here you can download more detailed description of all events: Breakout Session Guide.  All breakout sessions will be available when you enroll in the virtual Conference after August 31st and you do not need to register ahead of time for any them.

    Please, click on the title of the conference and scroll down to click on the Enroll button to access.

    This training is designed to meet the basic Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) training requirements for staff providing direct care in a community setting. By the end of the training, staff should be able to identify which acts constitute ANE, how to recognize ANE, understand risk factors for ANE, and what methods can be used to address ANE. Additionally, this training includes an introduction to trauma and its impact on the people we serve. To take this course, please click on the course title and then select the "enroll me" button below the course description.

    If you have questions about this course or need assistance, please email LTSS_Policy@hhsc.state.tx.us.

    Este curso fue creado para cubrir los requisitos básicos de capacitación en la prevención del abuso, la negligencia y la explotación (ANE) del personal que ofrece atención directa en la comunidad. Al terminar el curso, el personal deberá ser capaz de identificar los actos que constituyen ANE, de reconocer los casos de ANE, de comprender los factores de riesgo y de saber qué métodos emplear para atender los casos de ANE. Además, este curso ofrece información básica sobre el trauma y su impacto en las personas a quienes servimos. Para tomar la capacitación, haga clic en el título del curso y luego seleccione "enroll me" (inscribirme), que aparece debajo de la descripción del curso.

    Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este curso o si necesita ayuda, envíe un correo electrónico a LTSS_Policy@hhsc.state.tx.us.

    Welcome to the Provider Applicant Training for the Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Programs!

    The purpose of this training is to provide required and helpful information to applicants testing to become provisionally certified. 

    If you have questions about this course or need assistance, please email:  CAPM_Operations@hhsc.state.tx.us

    To take this course, please click on the course title and then select the "enroll me" button below the course description.

    This training provides guidance to Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) Direct Services Agencies (DSAs), and  Case Management Agencies (CMAs) on how to successfully develop, complete and submit required paperwork to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for review. If you have questions about this course or need assistance, please email LTSS_Policy@hhsc.state.tx.us.

     In this training you will find information regarding:

      • Submission of enrollment, renewal, revision, termination, and transfer individual plan of care (IPC) packets
      • Suspension requirements and submissions
      • Packet submission standards, including:
        • Completing forms
        • Common mistakes

    To take this course, please click on the course title and then select the "enroll me" button below the course description.