Virtual Training Academy+

VTA+ Overview

The goal of the California COVID-19 Virtual Training Academy (VTA) is to rapidly and effectively train a large, diverse workforce with specialized knowledge and skills to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), including the Safe Schools for All team, the VTA offers courses to local health jurisdictions, state employees, and school administrators. Courses prepare learners for roles as case investigators, contact tracers, outbreak managers, school specialists, and vaccine communication specialists. We also offer training in principles of safe schools and risk communication for K-12 school administrators. Courses emphasize the practical skills critical to supporting those impacted by COVID-19 and typically include online self-study, live webinars, and skill development labs.

For information about our training courses and registration details, please review the specific course of interest via the sidebar menu on the right. To find key resources and information related to COVID-19 and schools visit the Safe Schools For All Hub

VTA+ Course Calendar 

Have a question?

Refer to the below list to determine who to contact for help.

Learning Management System & Course Registration Inquiries: [email protected]

General Training Requests or Inquiries: [email protected]


Case Investigation & Contact Tracing: [email protected]


Cultural Humility: [email protected]


Outbreak Management: [email protected]


Vaccine Communications: [email protected]


School Specialist: vta.uc.schoolspecial[email protected]


Continuing Education Units: [email protected]


Accessibility Information & Disability Accommodations: [email protected]