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AgLearn-Agriculture Learning Service   

NRCS offers many on-line courses required for TSP certification through the Agriculture Learning Service (AgLearn). To  access the AgLearn Training Site.

A listing of required AgLearn Training Courses for TSPs.

TechReg now hosts the link for new TSPs to register for an AgLearn account.  An AgLearn Registration for Technical Service Providers User Guide (PDF, 681KB) is available to assist individuals through the registration process.  The user ID and password TSPs use to login to TechReg will also be the credentials used to access the AgLearn registration site.  TSPs only need to register for an AgLearn account once.  Registration for an AgLearn account requires a TSP to name a Point of Contact (POC) which should be the State Training Officer for the TSP's resident state.  The link below provides a list of NRCS State Training Officers, search for NRCS in the list, then find your resident state contact(s).  If your state lists more than one contact person, please only list one individual as your POC in your AgLearn registration application, then send a follow up email to all of the contacts listed for your state and copy your resident State TSP Coordinator in the email, so all individuals know you have applied and are waiting for authorization. 

NEW!! New TSPs must complete the current USDA Information Security Awareness training course and exam prior to AgLearn Account activation.  This course can be requested from your resident State TSP Coordinator or State Training Officer.

TSPs who already have an AgLearn account do not need to re-register for a new account.  TSPs with deactivated AgLearn Accounts who wish to have them reactivated should contact the AgLearn Help Desk at: or by telephone (866) 633-9394.

AgLearn State Training Officers-List


National Employee Development Center (NEDC)

The National Employee Development Center (NEDC) is the focal point for training for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Center maintains a staff of instructional systems specialists, an audio-visual specialist, a public affairs specialist, and training technicians.

In addition to the NEDC staff, there are a number of NRCS employees from all disciplines who serve as members of the NRCS Instructor Cadre. This auxiliary cadre of instructors is vital to the success of training in NRCS.

The training offered to Employees, Partners, and Technical Service Providers is a blend of classroom style and web-based training opportunities. Priority enrollment is allocated to NRCS personnel and as space is available.

To see the list of courses being offered for 2017, view the 2017 NEDC training catalog at:   New courses are added throughout the year, so check back to see if the course you are looking for has been added.

Attendees must have an active AgLearn account to register.   To register for the training through AgLearn, you must:

  1. Log into AgLearn.
  2. Go to the search catalog and search for the course by title or course number.
  3. In the course description look for the View Course Dates, find the location and course date you want to attend.
  4. Contact your local or state training officer to enroll in the class. The link to training officers is

Your name will be placed on the course wait list and as space is available, you will be offered the opportunity to participate, provided course logistics and next steps for completing your course registration.  Please note, notification for course availability may come on short notice, so please respond to the notification at your earliest convenience.  If you are unable to attend the training, we would like for you to notify us at your earliest convenience, so we can offer the course to another participant.  If we do not hear back from you within 3 days, we will continue down the list of interested participants. 

There is not a registration fee to register for the course, but all travel, hotel and meal expenses are covered by the TSP.


NRCS Certified Conservation Planner-State Specific Training Modules

This site contains the State Specific Training Modules required by NRCS policy (General Manual 180, Part 409.9 D) for Technical Service Providers (TSP) to become a Certified Conservation Planner for any particular state.  TSPs can visit the Certified Conservation Planner-State Specific Training Module webpage to view each state's training module.


East National Technology Support Center

The East National Technology Support Center(ENTSC) offers multidisciplinary training webinars the last Wednesday of the month from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern. They also feature webinars on special topics and initiatives, such as organic and sustainable agriculture, grazing lands management, feed management, adaptive nutrient management, and wildlife. Replays of previously held webinars can be downloaded to view them when convenient. Visit the ENTSC site for a specific listing of upcoming webinars.

Point of Contact: Holli Kuykendall at


NRCS’s Science & Technology Training Library serves as a launching point for current and archived Forestry, Fish & Wildlife, Organic Agriculture, Pasture Management, Soil Health/Soil Quality, Water Quality, Watersheds, and many other conservation and natural resource webinars. Many of the webinars featured on the site provide participants with continuing education credit, free of charge, from professional accrediting organizations such as SAF, ISA, CCA, and others. Additionally, a “Conservation Planner” category of credits is offered for NRCS webinars enabling participants to document their participation with a system-generated training certificate.

Be sure to check out our Science & Technology Training Library for your webinar needs.


Upcoming TSP Training

Training for Technical Service Providers. 

If you wish to have a TSP Training posted to the website, please contact Gregorio Cruz, TSP Regional Certifier at

The Great Lakes Regional Conservation Professional Development and Training Program offers training programs for TSPs in many aspects of on-farm conservation including: Conservation Planning, Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning, RUSLE2, AgroForestry, Integrated Pest Management, TSP Orientation and more! Web-based training may be available for some courses. Take a look at their catalog at:

2017 Winter Course Guide