Welcome to WIC Learning Online (WLOL), a series of free online courses and other learning opportunities designed to train all levels of WIC staff and professionals working with the WIC population.
Before getting started, please check out our list of frequently asked questions. We hope this will help users get the most out of the courses and learning platforms they are hosted on.
WLOL is available on two Learning Management Systems (LMS): the Percipio learning platform, and for specific State agencies, the TRAIN Learning Network.
WIC Learning Online (WLOL) Courses
Select courses are approved for 1 continuing education unit (CEU) per course by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Please note the CEU expiration dates listed below.
WLOL courses are custom-made, developed specifically for WIC staff. Courses currently offered are:
Communicating with Participants (added 2017)
Confronting Your Assumptions (added 2017)
Feeding Infants: Nourishing Attitudes and Techniques (updated 2021): CEU expiration for Nurses 1/10/2024
Using Active Listening in Workplace Situations (added 2017)
Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) (updated 2016): CEU expiration for Nurses 1/10/2024
VENA: Connecting the Dots Between Assessment and Intervention (updated 2016): CEU expiration for Nurses 1/10/2024
WIC 101 (updated 2016)
WIC Baby Behavior (updated 2015): CEU expiration for Nurses 1/10/2024
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) courses are also available to WLOL users. These courses feature topics including understanding personal bias, using gender neutral language, and gaining competencies for enabling inclusive behavior and conversations. These courses are only available on the Percipio learning platform and include:
Getting Started on the Percipio Learning Platform and Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning June 1, 2023, WLOL courses will be available on Percipio. Please refer to our list of frequently asked questions below to assist with access to the platform, taking courses, receiving certificates, and viewing your transcript.
Q: Can I still use Skillport (wiclearning.skillport.com) to take WLOL courses?
A: After May 31, 2023, WLOL courses will no longer be available on Skillport.
Q: Will my current WLOL account work on Percipio?
A: All users must register for a new account on Percipio. The platform will prompt you for the required information to create a new account.
Q: I started a WLOL course on Skillsoft but was not able to complete it.
A: You will need to register for an account on Percipio, restart the course, and successfully complete it on Percipio to receive a certificate of completion if it was not completed on Skillport.
Q: How can I get my transcript, certificate, and CEUs for courses I completed on Skillsoft?
A: Transcripts and certificates will be available to active users on Skillsoft until August 31, 2023.
Q: My Skillport account is deactivated, can you re-activate it?
A: No. You will need to register for an account on Percipio to take WLOL courses.
Q: How do I register for an account on Percipio?
A: Visit https://wiclearning.percipio.com, click on Create an Account, and follow the prompts and instructions. For additional information, please visit:
Q: I've started (or completed) a course but Percipio is not showing progress and/or my certificate.
A: Try logging out of Percipio and clearing your browser cache. Contact Percipio Technical Support if the problem continues.
Q: Within Percipio, where can I find my transcript and certificates?
A: At the top, right-hand side of the page, click on your user icon to expand the navigation menu, then click on Activity. To see or download your certificate for a course, click on the ellipsis (three vertical dots) and choose View Certificate.
Q: Can I use the Percipio mobile app?
A: WLOL courses are not available on the Percipio mobile app. Please complete the WLOL courses using a desktop computer after reviewing the configuration requirements outlined in the Percipio User Guide.
Q: How do I retrieve my Login Name?
A: On the Percipio login page, type in your email address and click on "Forgot login name". If you have an account, an email will be sent with instructions on how to login to the platform. If you do not receive an email, please check your Spam/Junk email folder and ensure your organization allows emails from "@percipio.com".
Q: How do I reset my password?
A: On the Percipio login page, type in your email address, and click on "Get password help". Follow the prompts to reset your password.
The TRAIN Learning Platform
TRAIN is a national learning network that provides quality training opportunities for professionals who protect and improve the public’s health. For information about the TRAIN learning platform, please contact your State agency TRAIN Administrator, or contact TRAIN Customer Support.