if you want to take it but it is not required for your job. you pay for it. if it's required for you to keep your position it is federal law, under fsla, that they pay for job related training outside normal working hours. everytime i post this i end up getting flamed
the flsa requires that an employer compensate an employee for all hours worked. section 3 of the flsa defines “employ” as including “to suffer or permit to work.” 29 u.s.c. § 203(g); see also 29 c.f.r. § 785.11
. this rule applies to work performed away from the premises or the job site, including work performed at home. “if the employer knows or has reason to believe that the work is being performed, he must count the time as hours worked.” 29 c.f.r. § 785.12
i hope this helps.