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Sexual Harassment Prevention (SHP) Training


Training raises awareness among Coast Guard personnel of behaviors that constitute sexual harassment and teaches how to prevent and eliminate such behavior.


All Coast Guard personnel – active and reserve military, civilian (including non-appropriated funds (NAF) employees) – must receive SHP Training annually, starting within 90 days of accession into the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Auxiliarists receive training as part of the basic qualification process and shall comply with the requirements of the Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST M1690.1 (series).

Note:  SHP Training is included in HRA Training and is not required as a stand-alone session during a year when HRA training is conducted.


For the cutter fleet and other units with incompatible Internet connectivity, SHP training must be delivered by the EOA.  Scheduling occurs in the same manner as HRA training, except with different frequency.  For all other units, SHP is delivered through a combination of computer-based training and command-facilitated discussion.  The discussion shall include:

The SHP Training Facilitator’s Guide is available in CG Central in the General Military Training section under the Learning Tab.  The training materials emphasize the command’s commitment to a workplace free of harassment and the process for resolving incidents at the lowest level.


Maintaining proper records is essential to facilitating accomplishment of the training objectives, and preventing redundancy and gaps in training.

The unit CRO shall ensure proper documentation of training in TMT. The TMT code is GMT-010.

The unit CRO shall email or otherwise report, the respective Area, District, MLC, CGHQ or CRO, indicating completion of SHP Training and number of personnel trained.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The table below describes the roles and responsibilities associated with SHP Training:

Roles Responsibilities
  • Provide training for the cutter fleet and other units with slow Internet connectivity, coordinating schedules with the Unit CRO.

  • For all other units, provide assistance as requested.

Unit Commander

Facilitates discussions following training, placing emphasis on their personal commitment to:

  • A workplace free of sexual harassment; and

  • Resolving issues at the lowest level.

Command CRO
  • Schedules training for unit personnel; facilitates access to e-SHP course, and coordinates all-hands sessions after all personnel complete the on-line training module.

  • Ensures that training is recorded in TMT.

  • Reports training completion (including number of personnel trained and any problems) to respective Area, District, MLC, CGHQ or HQ Unit CRO.

Last Modified 5/18/2017