TechReg - Register, certify and manage TSP credentials
What is a Technical Service Provider or 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). Each certified TSP is listed on the NRCS TSP online registry, TechReg. The TSP registration and approval process involves required training and verification of essential education, knowledge, skills and abilities.
What kind of work can a TSP do?
TSP's provide conservation technical services to NRCS clients in two broad areas: Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) development and Conservation Practice design, installation and checkout. There are 17 separate CAPs and several different practice categories, each with individual TSP eligibility requirements.
TechReg - NRCS's online TSP Registry
TechReg is the online registry of Technical Service Providers where:
Certified TSPs can
Landowners looking for assistance can
Individuals and businesses can
Conservation Activity Plans (CAPs)
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) supports payment for practices involving the development of certain plans called "Conservation Activity Plans" or CAPs. Only certified TSPs can be hired to complete these plans.
Conservation Practice Design, Installation and Checkout
News & Events - Current TSP News & Events.
New-Plan development criteria for CAPs for fiscal year 2014 has been posted to the TSP website. Criteria includes two new CAPs: CAP 108 Feed Management Plan and CAP 112 Prescribed Burn.
REMINDER-Your password for accessing TechReg expires every 6 months. Please try to keep your password current. If you are having trouble accessing your profile due to an inactive account, please contact the eAuthentication Help Desk and request for your password to be reset. DO NOT CREATE A NEW EAUTH ACCOUNT, LOG IN AND PASSWORD OR NEW TECHREG PROFILE.
REMINDER-FY2014 USDA Information Security Awareness Training is required of all TSPs who have an eAuthentication Login and an AgLearn Account. You may access the course through AgLearn or contact your State TSP Coordinator for assistance.
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You can get technical support a number of ways:
Contact TechReg Support by email.
For problems with your USDA eAuthentication account email the eAuth Help Desk or contact the USDA help desk via phone at 1-800-457-3642.
Contact the National TSP Team by email for questions about certification, policy, rules, and general questions about the TSP Program.