The National Conservation Training Center offers many types of learning opportunities including professional, formal, and informal training for the conservation community.  Some of the education we offer includes competency and skill-based training, career enhancement opportunities, and education pathways with an environmentally based curriculum.  These courses are offered through various formats including in-person and online. 

Visit our NCTC Program or our NCTC Facility.

The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) is now open.  Visit the NCTC COVID-19 Information page for the latest updates on our pandemic response and important information about traveling to our facility. 

*Note: NCTC is currently open to those on Official Business only. If you have an extenuating circumstance requiring family members to travel with you to NCTC, please complete the Family Attendance Waiver Request

To see categories and pathways of training NCTC offers, how to register, and the tuition, fees, and cancellation policy, click a button below.  Questions regarding scheduled session on this page, email the person named as contact.  Any other questions can be directed to nctc_training@fws.gov.

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10/3/2022 10/7/2022 NCTC FWS-SAF4300 Scientific River Diving Safety DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

10/11/2022 10/11/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0062 Special Topics in Cultural Resources Management: Archaeological Resources Protection Act Refresher (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

10/17/2022 10/21/2022 ONLINE FWS-CSP2308 Fish Population Dynamics and Assessment (Online) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

10/18/2022 10/18/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0062 Special Topics in Cultural Resources Management: Archaeological Resources Protection Act Refresher (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

10/19/2022 10/19/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0074 How Was Your Day: Diversity & Inclusion (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

10/24/2022 10/27/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM8201 Writing with Clarity (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

10/26/2022 10/26/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0075 Advanced Overcoming Unconscious Bias (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

10/31/2022 11/4/2022 ONLINE FWS-DLB9010 Designing an Effective Training Session DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

11/9/2022 11/9/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0074 How Was Your Day: Diversity & Inclusion (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

11/14/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP7102 GIS Introduction - ArcGIS Pro DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

11/14/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3111 Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration (NRDAR)  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

11/14/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC FWS-ALC3116 Interagency Cooperation for Endangered Species DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

11/15/2022 11/16/2022 NCTC FWS-CLM8205 Science Communication: Crafting Your Message DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

11/15/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC FWS-LED5240 USFWS Foundations: Discover Your Service! (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

11/15/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC FWS-CLM8252-2022 2022 Visitor Services and Outreach Workshop (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

12/5/2022 12/9/2022 NCTC FWS-DLB9011 Delivering an Effective Training Session DOI Talent Contact:  diane_knudson@fws.gov

12/5/2022 12/8/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM8203  Keys to Effective Editing DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

12/6/2022 12/8/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0060 Intermediate GIS Applications (ArcGIS Pro) - Analysis, ModelBuilder and Map Series with ArcGIS Pro (FWS Employees only) Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

12/6/2022 12/6/2022 ONLINE FWS-LED5028 Speed for Trust Foundations (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

12/7/2022 12/7/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0075 Advanced Overcoming Unconscious Bias (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

12/12/2022 12/16/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-050A Field Data Capture using ArcGIS Mobile Suite DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

1/9/2023 1/13/2023 NCTC FWS-ALC3116 Interagency Cooperation for Endangered Species DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

1/9/2023 1/13/2023 LACROSSE, WI FWS-CSP1150 Introduction to Fish Health DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

1/17/2023 4/28/2023 ONLINE FWS-CSP4201 Introduction to R DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

1/17/2023 5/3/2023 ONLINE FWS-CSP3156A Modeling Principles for Natural Resources Management  (Beginner Track) DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

1/17/2023 5/3/2023 ONLINE FWS-CSP3156B Modeling Principles for Natural Resources Management (Intermediate Track) DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

1/17/2023 2/9/2023 ONLINE FWS-CLM8114  Volunteer Recruitment and Management DOI Talent Contact:emily_santamaria@fws.gov

1/23/2023 2/3/2023ONLINE FWS-ALC3191-ONLINE Decision Analysis: Tools - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

1/23/2023 1/27/2023 LACROSSE, WI FWS-CSP1150 Introduction to Fish Health DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

1/23/2023 1/27/2023 ONLINE FWS-CLM8135A Negotiation Skills for Natural Resource Professionals: Building a Foundation - Online DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov 

1/24/2023 1/27/2023 NCTC FWS-LED5240 USFWS Foundations: Discover Your Service! (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent  Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

1/30/2023 2/2/2023 ONLINE FWS-CLM8134-Online Business Communications (DOI/Bureaus Employees Only)  DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

1/30/2023 2/2/2023 NCTC FWS-CLM8227 Foundations in Public Participation (DOI/Bureaus Employees Only) DOI Talent Contact:emily_santamaria@fws.gov

2/6/2023 2/10/2023 ONLINE FWS-DLB9010 Designing an Effective Training Session DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

2/6/2023 2/24/2023 ONLINE FWS-CLM2117 USFWS Cultural Resources Overview (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

2/6/2023 2/17/2023 ONLINE FWS-CSP4200 Making Sense of Biological Data with R-Online DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

2/6/2023 2/24/2023 ONLINE FWS-CLM2117 Cultural Resources Overview (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

2/13/2023 2/16/2023 ONLINE FWS-CLM8201 Writing with Clarity DOI Talent  Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

2/13/2023 2/17/2023 NCTC FWS-CLM7177 NWRS Conservation Easements (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

2/27/2023 3/3/2023 NCTC FWS-CSP3117 Habitat Conservation Planning for Endangered Species DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

2/28/2023 3/2/2023 NCTC FWS-CSP7302 Field Data Collection using ArcGIS DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

3/6/2023 3/9/2023 WASHINGTON, DC FWS-CLM8196 Congressional Operations Seminar (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

3/6/2023 3/10/2023 NCTC FWS-CSP3129 Inland Oil Spill Response for DOI (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

3/6/2023 3/10/2023 ONLINE FWS-CSP3182-ONLINE Scientific Writing for Publication DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

3/6/2023 3/10/2023NCTC FWS-CLM8247 Visitor Services Planning and Review Strike Team (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

3/13/2023 3/17/2023NCTC FWS-ALC3171 Introduction to Structured Decision Making (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

3/20/2023 3/30/2023 ONLINE FWS-CSP7102-ONLINE Introduction to GIS (ArcGIS Pro) (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact:  shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

3/21/2023 3/24/2023 NCTC FWS-LED5240 USFWS Foundations: Discover Your Service! (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent  Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov

3/27/2023 3/31/2022  NCTC FWS-CSP3200 Stream Habitat Measurement Techniques DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

4/11/2023 5/16/2023 ONLINE FWS-OUT8067 Implementing a Successful Citizen Science Effort DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

4/17/2023 6/9/2023 ONLINE FWS-ALC3193 Climate Academy DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov