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Technical Service Providers (TSP)

Technical Service Providers (TSPs) are individuals or businesses that have technical expertise in conservation planning and design for a variety of conservation activities. TSPs are hired by farmers, ranchers, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, or public agencies to provide these services on behalf of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Learn more about the NRCS TSP program, how to find a TSP, or how to become a TSP by visiting the national Technical Service Providers website.

Upcoming Technical Service Provider Training

Training Title and State: Conservation Planning (Modules 6-9) for TSPs, Kentucky
Dates:   September 16-19, 2013
Location:  Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Training Sponsor(s):  Kentucky NRCS

Training Description:  This NRCS course prepares the participant to independently apply the NRCS nine step planning process, to utilize supporting technology to assist clients in making decisions that protect, conserve, and enhance the resources and to meet client needs.  This is a required course for those who wish to certify as a TSP under Option 2 of the CAP CNMP (102) certification.  This course is also one option available to meet the certification requirements for Option 1 of the CAP CNMP (102) certification.  Note:  The participant must complete the TSP Orientation and Conservation Planning course in Aglearn as a prerequisite.  Registration deadline is August 30, 2013.

Registration Point of Contact: Mark Ferguson, State Resource Conservationist, (859)224-7370,

For more information on requirements for becoming a TSP in North Carolina, please contact Sheila Scott at 919.873.2126 or by email at