AgLearn Training Access Instructions for Illinois
Registering for an AgLearn Account
To register for an AgLearn account, you must first apply for Level II
eAuthentication. Once your eAuthentication account has been activated,
you can register for an AgLearn account. All the steps for both
processes are listed below. If you already have a Level II
eAuthentication account, begin at step 11.
- Launch Internet Explorer.
- Enter the Web address for AgLearn
- In the New User section, click Register.
- Click Public.
- Fill in all data fields according to provided directions.
- At the bottom of the form, click Continue.
- Verify that all your information is correct, and then click
- Review the confirmation message carefully, making sure the
correct e-mail address is provided. After printing the page, click
Close Window. Note: To print the page, choose
File, Print from the Menu or simply press Ctrl-P, and then click
- You should receive a confirmation e-mail within 1 hour from
eAuthHelpDesk. Click the link ACTIVATE MY ACCOUNT
to open the Account Activation Web page.
- Read the confirmation message and then click Close
- Return to the AgLearn homepage at
- In the New User section, click Register.
- In the Step-2Complete registration section, click
- Enter the User ID and Password that was confirmed in the e-mail
you received (Step 9), then click Login.
- Select the Agency of Sponsoring Individual
- From the drop down menu choose NRCS-External-IL-Technical
- Select David Walling's name from the drop down menu as the
Illinois USDA Official to Sponsor Access to
AgLearn. David will receive
an e-mail to activate your account.
- Select Glen Franke as Additional USDA Official to Sponsor Access to
AgLearn from the drop down menu. In most cases, TSPs are not
USDA contractors, so do not answer yes. Check that you are a
partner, and click Submit Registration.
- The system notifies you that your Registration is now complete.
Within the next 72 hours you should receive an e-mail from your
agency sponsor notifying you of your AgLearn account notification.
- Once you receive your notification from your sponsor, you can
navigate to the AgLearn homepage and login to AgLearn with your User
ID and password.
Taking AgLearn Courses
Go to AgLearn
and log in under Student - Login.
- Select the course(s) to add to your learning plan. To do this
you can use several options. If you know the name of the class you
want, you can do a simple search by typing in the name of the course
in the search box; or you can browse the catalog. If using the
latter method, the course you will want will be listed under
Natural Resources Conservation Service in the catalog. Use
the vertical slide bar to move down to NRCS. Select
NRCS and the courses are then displayed on the
right hand side. There are five pages of courses. The Conservation
Planning Course, Part 1 (Modules 1-5) is on page 2. Click the
Add to Learning Plan button to add a course to your
learning plan from this menu.
- Once the desired course(s) has been added, you return to the
learning plan screen. You can Launch Content from
your learning plan screen by using that button.
- Follow the onscreen directions to complete the class.
- It is always a good idea to print screen or save the completion
certificate to document that you have completed the course.
- To make sure the AgLearn system captured completion of a course,
select the Learning tab from the top menu and then Learning History
from the lower menu. A list of completed courses along with the
completion date should display.
AgLearn Courses for TSPs
Follow the instructions for AgLearn Access to the Conservation
Planning Modules 1-5, the TSP Orientation courses, and the Nutrient and
Pesticide Management course necessary for the nutrient management and
Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning (CNMP) categories. There are
links provided to a synopsis of each of these courses on the
TechReg home page.
Additional courses may be required depending on the TSP categories of
interest. There are a number of courses available in AgLearn. This
license is good for up to five courses.
At a minimum, all TSP service categories require the following
- TSP Orientation Course
- Conservation Planning, Part 1 Course (Modules 1-5)
Other TSP categories have specific course requirements. You’ll need
to check the current certification criteria on the TechReg
Certification Categories web page to determine if any additional
TechReg courses are required. The Introduction to the Technical Guide is
not a required course, but it’s worthwhile to provide an awareness of
how NRCS organizes its technical resource information and the standards
and specifications for conservation practices.
If you want to apply for certification in the Nutrient and Pest
Management categories or CNMP – Nutrient Management, you'll need the
000033, 000083 and 00085 courses as well. Some of the courses available
- NRCS-NEDC-000008 - Introduction to NRCS NRCS-NEDC-000019
Conservation Planning, Part I
- NRCS-NEDC-000033 - Introduction To Water Quality
- NRCS-NEDC-000083 - Nutrient Management Track 1, Part 1
- NRCS-NEDC-000085 - Pest Management Track 2, Part 1
- NRCS-NEDC-000115 - Agricultural Waste Management Systems - A
Primer (required for Manure and Wastewater Handling and Storage)
- NRCS-NEDC-000116 - Agricultural Waste Management Systems - Level
2 (required for Manure and Wastewater Handling and Storage)
- NRCS-NEDC-000141 - Cultural Resources Training Series, Part 1
- NRCS-NEDC-000149 - Introduction to the Field Office Technical
- NRCS-NEDC-000190 - Environmental Compliance for Conservation
Assistance (EC Level 1)
- NRCS-NEDC-000191 - TSP Orientation
Most courses require a passing score on proficiency test after the
materials have been reviewed. When a course has been completed, please
check the boxes in Section F of your TSP profile (on the TechReg site)
for the Orientation course and the Conservation Planning, Part 1
(Modules 1-5). List any other courses completed under section F.