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Technical Service Providers

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Technical Service Providers (TSP), are individuals, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, or public agencies outside of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) who have received certification by the Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide technical services to landowners or producers who participate in USDA conservation programs.

TechReg is a USDA-NRCS Web site that provides the information needed to register and become a certified TSP. TechReg also provides conservation program participants with a national directory for locating a certified TSP.

The TechReg Web site is easy to navigate. The left and right margins contain all of the links you will need, whether you are interested in becoming a certified TSP, you are already certified or you want to locate a TSP to assist you with your conservation needs.

How do I become a certified Technical Service Provider?

If you want to become a certified Technical Service Provider, please visit the TechReg Web site. You will first need to register with TechReg to obtain full access to the Web site. After registering, you may begin the process of becoming a certified TSP. Once certified, participants in NRCS programs can locate you using the TechReg Web site, and hire you for work that you are certified to perform.

How do I obtain assistance from a certified Technical Service Provider??

If you are a USDA conservation program participant who would like to obtain technical assistance from a certified TSP, TechReg has a page to assist you in locating a Technical Service Provider in your area.

If you are first time visitor to the TechReg Web site, the Frequently Asked Questions page can answer questions you may have such as:

  • How do I register as a prospective TSP?
  • How do I certify my business?
  • What is the reimbursement procedure for Technical Service Providers?
  • How do I find a certified Technical Service Provider in my area?
  • What are 'Technical Service Payment Rates'?

Contact Information

For additional information on Technical Service Providers in the Caribbean Area, please contact Jaime Valentín, State Resource Conservationist, at 787-766-5206, x121.