Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Instructor Registry publicly accessible?
Yes, the Instructor Registry and Employee Registry are available on this website.

Is there a user guide to navigate the new roster admissions process?
Yes, a user guide PDF is available to help navigate the new process.

How long do I have to submit my roster and payment to the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry?
Ten business days.

Can the CBRF curriculum be used by non-approved instructors?
Only state-approved instructors may use the CBRF curriculum to train participants. All participants must be listed on the roster and submitted to the registry with the $20 processing fee per participant. 
If a person has completed one of the four department-approved trainings and they do not want to be added to the registry, can the department approved trainer still issue a “certificate” stating the person has completed the training? 
No, certificates are not allowed. The only acceptable evidence for completing state approved training is the participant's name on the registry. 
What are the required lengths for each class?
Standard Precautions is two hours.
Fire Safety is three hours.
First Aid and Choking is four hours.
Medication Administration is ten hours.
(These hours are instructional time and do not include lunch breaks or the time to take the test.)
What does a participant or instructor do if an error has been made?
If you believe that there is an error on the registry, please contact the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry at (920) 465-2497 or (920) 465-2772 or e-mail
How can a participant prove to their employer that they completed a training?
All participants who successfully complete a state-approved training are entered onto the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry. The registry page in which the participant's name is listed can be printed for their personnel file. An instructor is required to submit the roster and processing fee for each participant within ten business days. If it has been 30 days since you took the class and your name still does not appear on the registry, please contact the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry at (920) 465-2315 or email
Why doesn’t an employee appear on the registry?
Instructors have ten business days to submit the completed roster and payment to the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry. Once the roster and payment have been submitted to the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry, the participants' names will appear on the searchable registry almost immediately. If adequate time has lapsed and a name does not appear on the registry, please contact the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry at
How do I correct a misspelling on the registry or change my name?
To correct a misspelled name, employees or employers can send a copy of a legal ID for the individual with the misspelling to After confirming the correct spelling and that the date of birth matches, the registry staff will make the change. 

What forms of payment does UW-Green Bay accept?
We require payment via credit card (Visa or Mastercard), as this speeds up processing and allows students and instructors to be placed on the registry sooner. 

Does a person taking all of the Train-the-Trainer trainings have to repeatedly take the portion that covers adult learning techniques?
Each train-the-trainer program is different on how they handle adult learning and the program may require you to do it multiple times. 
Are instructors required to give an open-book test or a closed-book test?
The test must be an open-book test. Students are allowed to use their notes and participant guides during the test. A participant must answer 90% of the questions correctly to pass the test.
Does a complete copy of the final exam need to be retained for two years, or just the test score?
Instructors must maintain class participant information including test scores for at least two years from the date of the training.
May instructors provide the participant guide to students in advance of the training?
Yes, but this does not reduce the mandatory class length.
How do students gain access to the participant guides? How long are the participant guides?
Instructors must provide each student with a participant guide, which is theirs to keep. Students use the guides for note-taking, as a reference during the test and as a resource upon returning to the workplace. The length is dependent on the topic. Instructors are responsible for printing and providing the guides for each student.
Where must the continuing education hours (CEH) come from (web, classroom, other…)?
The definition of continuing education is: An instructional program that brings participants up-to-date in a particular area of knowledge or skills. We will accept actual training received from a web-based source, classroom training or video training. When submitting evidence of continuing education, please submit documentation on how the course increases your knowledge as an instructor related to the subjects taught and adult education. If a training source is questionable, please contact the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry Training Registry.
How long will instructors who are required to submit consultant evaluations be required to submit these evaluations?
Instructors who have a required consultant must submit two consultant evaluations per renewal period.

How do I know if I am using the most updated version of the curriculum?
The current revision dates for the CBRF curriculum can be found on the cover page of the curriculum and are:
Fire Safety: July 2018
First Aid and Choking: January 2017
Medication Administration: October 2014
Standard Precautions: July 2017
If you are still unsure if you are using the most updated curriculum or need a new copy, please contact us at