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TechReg is the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Internet-based registry for technical service providers (TSP) and agricultural producers. Individuals, private businesses, American Indian tribes, non-profit organizations, and public agencies register and apply to become TSPs on this website.

Agricultural producers and private forest landowners use the registry to obtain TSP services. TSPs are certified to work with NRCS to help agricultural producers plan and apply conservation practices on their land. 

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TSP Certification

Your TechReg profile will contain the needed information for TSP certification to provide technical services in two broad categories—planning, designing and checkout of conservation practices and the development of Conservation Activity Plans (CAPs). The TSP certification process includes the completion of required training as well as verification of education, knowledge, skills, and abilities for services to be provided by the TSP.

Important: Before completing your TechReg application, review the options and requirements for the categories and/or CAPs of interest to you.

How to complete an application in TechReg

Below is an outline of the TechReg process for a TSP applicant:

Step: 1 Review the specific Category and/or CAP requirements

Step 2: Select area (s) of interest

 

Step 3: Input your CAP skills and abilities

  • Provide your level of experience, knowledge, abilities and education as it relates to the specific Category and/or CAP requirements.

Step 4: Complete the TechReg application as instructed 

  •  See the graphic and the section below titled Understanding the TechReg Structure” for additional information and assistance:

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Understanding the TechReg Structure

To complete your application to work as an individual TSP, it is important to understand the TechReg structure and the requirement(s) for its components.

Profile, Part 1 (Background) Profile Part 1 focuses on your background and contains the following sections.

  • A—Contact Information: Enter your name, address and other contact information. If you are already a registered or certified TSP, this information, including your TSP number, can be found in the TechReg public website under Locate Technical Service Providers.

Note: Be sure the “Display to Public” box is checked. This step allows your TSP profile to be visible to producers.

  • B—Associated Companies/Agencies: Enter affiliated organizations, if applicable.
  • C1—Relevant Accreditations/Licenses: Enter your licenses and certifications associated with the qualification criteria option selected in section G1—Certification, Practices and Areas of Technical Service and/or section G2—Conservation Activity Plans. See the section below titled Profile, Part 2 (Technical Services) to learn more about sections G1 and G2.
  • D—Education and Training: Enter your education and/or training information as required by NRCS’ Technical Service Provider Team such as the TSP Orientation and Conservation Planning Course as well as courses associated with the qualification criteria option selected in section G1—Certification, Practices and Areas of Technical Service and/or section G2—Conservation Activity Plans.
  • E—Relevant Work Experience: Enter your supporting information that describes your work experience directly related to the practices and activities listed in section H—Services to be provided. See the section below titled Profile, Part 2 (Technical Services) to learn more about section H.
  • E1—Professional References: Enter your professional references for work and technical ability associated with the qualification criteria option selected in section G1—Certification, Practices and Areas of Technical Service and/or G2—Conservation Activity Plans.
  • F—Familiarity with NRCS Guidelines, Criteria, Standards, and Specifications: Complements section E—Relevant Work Experience. Enter your information that addresses familiarity with NRCS programs and services. Include any additional knowledge/skills regarding guidelines, standards specifications, handbooks and business tools based on the qualification criteria option selected in section G1—Certification, Practices and Areas of Technical Service and/or G2—Conservation Activity Plans.
  • F1—TSP Orientation and Conservation Planning Training Requirement: You must confirm you have taken the required NRCS course—TSP Orientation and Conservation Planning.

Profile, Part 2 (Technical Services)

Profile Part 2 consists of the following sections:

  • G1—Certification, Practices and Areas of Technical Service: Choose the areas of certification you are applying for from a specific list of categories, including the qualification criteria option. You will need to click on “Confirm Qualifications” after choosing each Category to verify your credentials.
  • G2—Conservation Activity Plans: Choose the areas of certification you are applying for from a specific list of conservation activity plans, including the qualification criteria option. You will need to click on “Confirm Qualifications” after choosing each Category to verify your credentials.
  • H—Services to be Provided: Choose from a list (s) of the specific practice(s) for which you wish to provide technical services for in section G1—Certification, Practices and Areas of Technical Service and/or G2—Conservation Activity Plans
  • I—Servicing Area (s): List the servicing areas where you wish to provide technical services.
  • J—Certification Agreement History: Contains/archives the TSP’s current and previous certification agreements, including modifications and the certification agreement expiration date.

Contact Information

To learn more about NRCS’s TSP program in a state, contact your State TSP Coordinators or e-mail the national TSP team at tsp@wdc.usda.gov.