In order to receive access to BusinessObjects is training required?

Formal training in BusinessObjects is not required for access to the tool.

However, in addition to BusinessObjects training (instructor-led classes), recommended if you write or edit queries, you definitely need to familiarize yourself with the kind of data you plan to use. Occasional classroom workshops are offered in addition to the recommended and always-available online courses about the various data collections. NOTE: Training IS REQUIRED for access to the student data collection.

These many learning opportunities for users take advantage of "anytime, anywhere" courses in Knowledge Link and you can find them listed here.