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TSP Training Opportunities

Below is a list of available training for new and experienced TSPs:

Available TSP Training

 

Required TSP Training Category and Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) 

  • Note: CNMP means Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan

Category/CAP

Required Training

Training Source

TSP Orientation and Conservation Planning Course

Required by all applicants
 

AgLearn (Web Based NRCS-NEDC-000191)

Certified Conservation Planner, CNMP Approval, CAP 102

Conservation Planning State Specific Training Modules

TSP Website

Certified Conservation Planner

Erosion Prediction Software Training

NRCS State Offices

Certified Conservation Planner, CNMP Approval, CAP102, CAP 104, CAP 106, CAP 108, CAP 110, CAP 112, CAP 114, CAP 118, CAP 128, CAP 130, CAP 132, CAP 138, CAP 142, CAP 146

Introduction to the Field Office Technical Guide

AgLearn (NRCS-NEDC-000149)

Certified Conservation Planner, Cultural Resources Compliance Studies

Cultural Resources Training Series, Part 2

AgLearn (NRCS-NHQ-LOCAL-000001)

CAP 104, CAP 108, CAP 110, CAP 112, CAP 114, CAP 118, CAP 128, CAP 130, CAP 132, CAP 138 Conservation Planning 2015 S&T Library Conservation Planning 2015
CAP 118 Understanding Irrigation Electrical Safety for NRCS Employees

S&T Library

Part 1 - Why are we concerned?

Part 2 - How to be Safe in the Field

 

CAP 132 Cost Effectiveness in Conservation Programs

S&T Library

Return on Investment for Conservation Practices and Systems

CNMP Approval, CAP 102

Air Quality Assessment Tool Webinar – Dairy

S&T Library ( NAQSAT Dairy )

CNMP Approval, CAP 102

Air Quality Assessment Tool Webinar –Poultry

S&T Library ( NAQSAT Poultry )

CNMP Approval,

CAP 102

Air Quality Assessment Tool Webinar –Swine

S&T Library ( NAQSAT Swine )

Certified Conservation Planner, CNMP Approval, CAP 102

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 1 (EES1): Primer on NRCS Environmental Compliance

S&T Library

EES1

Certified Conservation Planner, CNMP Approval, CAP 102

Environmental Evaluation Series No. 2 (EES2): Documenting the Environmental Evaluation on the NRCS CPA-52 Environmental Evaluation Worksheet

S&T Library

EES2

CAP 130

Drainage Water Management Awareness

S&T Library 


Basic Principles and Practices
 

CAP 130 Drainage Water Management: Level 2

S&T Library

Module 1 - Background on Drainage and Water Quality

Module 2 - Basic Drainage Concepts, Tools and Resources

Module 3 - DWM Planning Process

Module 4 - DWM Concepts and Land Suitability

Module 5 - Water Control Structures

Module 6 - DWM Layouts: New and Retrofits

Module 7 - DWM Operation and Management

Module 8 - Related Conservation Practices

CAP 130

Ag Drainage Water Management, Iowa State University (Optional)

Ag Water Management Research Group
CAP 108

Implementing NRCS Practice Standard Feed Management

S&T Library

Feed Management

Certified Conservation Planner

Introduction to Water Quality

AgLearn (NRCS-NEDC-000033) 

CAP 146 Introduction to Pollinator Conservation
 
AgLearn (NRCS-NEDC-000303) 

CNMP Plan Approval, CAP 102, CAP 104

Nutrient Management Track 1, Part 1

AgLearn (NRCS-NEDC-000083)

CAP 128

Air Quality, Climate Change, and Energy

AgLearn (NRCS-NEDC-000253)

CNMP Approval, CAP 102, Manure and Wastewater Handling and Storage

Agricultural Waste Management Systems, A Primer

AgLearn (NRCS-NEDC-000115)

CNMP Approval, CAP 102, Manure and Wastewater Handling and Storage

Agricultural Waste Management Systems, Level 2

AgLearn (NRCS-NEDC-000116)

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Conservation Planning

CRP Readiness Program for CRP Conservation Planning

Conservation Professional Training Program

CNMP Approval, CAP 102, CAP 104, CAP 108 Overview of Water Quality Resource Assessment AgLearn (NRCS-NHQ-000038)
CNMP Approval, CAP 102, CAP 104, CAP 108 Nitrogen Management and Concerns AgLearn (NRCS-NHQ-000039)
CNMP Approval, CAP 102, CAP 104, CAP 108 Phosphorous Management and Concerns AgLearn (NRCS-NHQ-000040)

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Conservation Planning

NRCS Approved Conservation Planning Training for CRP lands

NRCS State Offices

Prescribed Burning, CAP 112

16 hours of NRCS approved basic fire behavior/prescribed burning training

 

 

Continuing Education Information

East National Technology Support Center

The USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center (ENTSC) offers multi-disciplinary webinar training from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time the last Wednesday of each month. The ENTSC also feature webinars on special topics and initiatives throughout the year. Webinar access information for participants is released approximately 30 days prior to an event. The webinars are open to the public and they are recorded for later on-demand use.

NRCS Science & Technology Training Library

The Webinar Portal serves as a launching location for current and on-demand webinars. Natural resource professionals, landowners, and others visit this portal to remain current on diverse disciplines including forestry, conservation, bioenergy, and other topics related to natural resources. Diverse government, non-government organizations, and universities run the service. They include the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office, North Carolina State University's Extension Forest Resources, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, other participating land-grant universities and several USDA agencies and offices, including Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Forest Service, and the USDA Northeast Climate Hub.

Conservation Professional Training Program

The Conservation Professional Training Program offers more than 100 conservation courses in three formats—online, classroom and field. Its network of experts can be accessed at any time online. Training topics cover all aspects of conservation—from conservation and nutrient management planning to healthy soils and forestry. Courses are open to all conservation and agricultural professionals including technical service providers.