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AgLearn-Agriculture Learning Service   

NRCS offers many on-line courses required for TSP certification through the Agriculture Learning Service (AgLearn). To  access the AgLearn Training Site.

A listing of required AgLearn Training Courses for TSPs.

AgLearn State Training Officers-List

TechReg now hosts the link for new TSPs to register for an AgLearn account.  An AgLearn Registration for Technical Service Providers User Guide is available to assist individuals through the registration process.  The user ID and password TSPs use to login to TechReg will also be the credentials used to access the AgLearn registration site.  TSPs only need to register for an AgLearn account once.  TSPs who already have an AgLearn account do not need to reregister for a new account.


NRCS Certified Conservation Planner-State Specific Training Modules

This site contains the State Specific Training Modules required by NRCS policy (General Manual 180, Part 409.9 D) for Technical Service Providers (TSP) to become a Certified Conservation Planner for any particular state.  TSPs can visit the Certified Conservation Planner-State Specific Training Module webpage to view each state's training module.


East National Technology Support Center

The East National Technology Support Center(ENTSC) offers multidisciplinary training webinars the last Wednesday of the month from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern. They also feature webinars on special topics and initiatives, such as organic and sustainable agriculture, grazing lands management, feed management, adaptive nutrient management, and wildlife. Replays of previously held webinars can be downloaded to view them when convenient. Visit the ENTSC site for a specific listing of upcoming webinars.

Point of Contact: Holli Kuykendall at


NRCS’s Science & Technology Training Library serves as a launching point for current and archived Forestry, Fish & Wildlife, Organic Agriculture, Pasture Management, Soil Health/Soil Quality, Water Quality, Watersheds, and many other conservation and natural resource webinars. Many of the webinars featured on the site provide participants with continuing education credit, free of charge, from professional accrediting organizations such as SAF, ISA, CCA, and others. Additionally, a “Conservation Planner” category of credits is offered for NRCS webinars enabling participants to document their participation with a system-generated training certificate.

Be sure to check out our Science & Technology Training Library for your webinar needs.


Upcoming TSP Training

Training for Technical Service Providers. Please use the provided contact information below for registration and more information.

If you wish to have a TSP Training posted to the website, please complete the Training Request Form and send it to

NRCS Conservation Planning Course, Part 6-8


August 17-21, 2015 in Cookeville, TN

August 24-28, 2015 in Knoxville, TN

September 14-18, 2015 in Murfreesboro, TN

Cost: NRCS is offering this course at no cost and/or registration fee to participants. Participants are required to arrange for their own lodging and meals.

Registration Site: Registration is open to Technical Service Providers (TSPs) and TSP applicants seeking certification for writing Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs); also, for those seeking to became a Certified Conservation Planner.  Complete registration form and mail it to Michelle Beasley, 675 U.S. Courthouse, 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 OR email    

Training Sponsor:  USDA NRCS

Training Description:

Conservation Planning is that integral “first step” that all conservation decisions are built upon. True conservation planning involves not only a working knowledge of the science of resource management, but also an understanding of the cultural, social and economic factors that influence a landowner’s decisions.

This NRCS course prepares the participant to independently apply the NRCS planning process; and to utilize supporting technology to assist clients in making decisions that protect, conserve, and enhance the resources, and meet client needs. The course includes special emphasis on the NRCS planning process and the hands-on process of writing the conservation plan.

Attached are the prerequisites that each participant must complete prior to attending the onsite class.

Point of Contact: Michelle Beasley   


The Great Lakes Regional Conservation Professional Development and Training Program

The Great Lakes Regional Conservation Professional Development and Training Program offers training programs for TSPs in many aspects of on-farm conservation including: Conservation Planning, Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning, RUSLE2, AgroForestry, Integrated Pest Management, TSP Orientation and more! Web-based training may be available for some courses. Take a look at their catalog at: