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System Requirements for Training Portal Courses

PAR administers its Training Portal courses through a platform called Cornerstone on Demand. The following system requirements are provided directly from the platform. Please call 1.899.331.8378 with any questions.

Browser versions

Internet Explorer® 7* and above, Firefox® 3** and above, Safari® 3 and above, Opera 11 and above, and Google Chrome™.

Browser compatibility settings and security requirements

Cornerstone does not require any specific compatibility settings, except:

  • Pop-up blockers must be disabled.
  • A high-speed internet connection ensures the best user experience, especially if the course contains video streaming or large files.
  • Support for Secured Socket Layer (SSL); must support 128-bit SSL encryption.
  • Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Claro desktop courses are designed to function with an SVGA monitor display settings at a minimum of 1024 × 768 pixels.

Mobile device support

Native mobile applications are available on devices running iOS 5 and above and Android™ 3.3 and above. Additionally, Cornerstone is mobile browser-accessible via native browsers in Windows® Phone 8 and above, iOS 5 and above, and Android 3.3 and above.


Performance and Succession Platforms require Adobe® Acrobat Reader to view reports that export to PDF. Adobe Acrobat Reader is also required to view training completion certificates. Additional plug-ins may need to be enabled for users to access e-learning courses hosted on Cornerstone, such as Shockwave and Java.


The Cornerstone system is compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as certified by Criterion 508 Solutions, Inc., an independent Section 508 auditor. This ensures that all user features are accessible to people with disabilities.

*Internet Explorer 7 support ended in December 2014.
**Firefox 3.x support ended in May 2015.