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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8/10/2022 8/10/2022 ONLINE FWS-OUT-0066 The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

8/11/2022 8/11/2022 ONLINE Conservation Connect Series:  The USFWS Honor Guard  NCTC Livestream Contact:  brett_billilngs@fws.gov

8/11/2022 8/12/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0070 Time & Task Management (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

8/15/2022 8/18/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM8201 Writing with Clarity (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

8/15/2022 8/19/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3115 Endangered Species Listing and Candidate Assessment (NOAA and USFWS Employees only)  DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

8/15/2022 8/19/2022 ONLINE FWS-LED5155 Crucial Conversations Mastering Dialogue (FWS Employees only)  DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

8/15/2022 8/19/2022 NCTC FWS-SAF4101 Motorboat Operator Instructor Certification Course DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

8/17/2022 8/17/2022 ONLINE Indigenous Connections Roundtable:  Perspectives of a Community Activist NCTC Livestream Contact:  jennifer_hill@fws.gov

8/22/2022 12/6/2022 ONLINE FWS-CSP4201 Introduction to R  DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

8/30/2022 8/302022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0068 Leading Your Team Through Change (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/6/2022 9/20/2022 ONLINE FWS-ALC3916 Planning for a Changing Climate  - USFWS/ NOAA (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

9/7/2022 9/7/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0066 The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

9/7/2022 9/28/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM7185 Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/7/2022 9/9/2022 NCTC FWS-CLM8226 Human Dimensions Foundations of Natural Resource Conservation DOI Talent Contact:  wendy_contrael@fws.gov

9/8/2022 9/8/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0068 Leading Your Team Through Change (DOI/bureaus Supervisors, Managers, and Leaders only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/12/2022 9/16/2022 Asheville, NC FWS-CSP2201 Principles and Techniques of Electrofishing DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

9/12/2022 9/16/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3107 Wetland Plant Identification DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

9/13/2022 9/13/2022 ONLINE FWS-LED5200 Racial Equity Institute (REI) Groundwater Approach Virtual Workshop (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

9/14/2022 9/14/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0037 Unconscious Bias - Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential (DOI/Bureau Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@fws.gov

9/19/2022 9/22/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0071 Introduction to ArcGIS (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/19/2022 9/23/2022 Asheville, NC FWS-CSP2110 Forest Ecology and Management DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

9/22/2022 9/22/2022 ONLINE FWS-OLT-0070 Time & Task Management (FWS Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

9/26/2022 9/30/2022 NCTC FWS-ALC3199 Collaboration and Conflict Transformation in Multi-Party Processes DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

9/26/2022 9/30/2022  NCTC FWS-CSP3275 Functional Framework for Stream Assessment and Restoration DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@fws.gov

9/26/2022 9/30/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP1102 Freshwater Mussel Propagation for Restoration DOI Talent Contact: katie_poston@fws.gov

9/27/2022 9/30/2022 NCTC FWS-CLM8134 Business Communications DOI Talent Contact: wendy_contrael@fws.gov  

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

10/17/2022 10/19/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP3152 Developing a Biological Assessment  DOI Talent Contact: michele_atha@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

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

11/14/2022 11/14/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP1004 Data Wrangling with R DOI Talent Contact: amanda_cucchi@fws.gov

11/14/2022 11/18/2022 NCTC GIS Introduction - ArcGIS Pro DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@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

11/22/2022 12/13/2022 ONLINE FWS-CLM7185 Designing and Delivering Effective Webinars (DOI/Bureaus Employees only) DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

11/28/2022 12/9/2022 ONLINE FWS-CSP4200-ONLINE Making Sense of Biological Data with R - Online DOI Talent  Contact: sharon_howard@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

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

12/12/2022 12/16/2022 NCTC FWS-CSP1003 Field Data Management using MS Access DOI Talent Contact: emily_santamaria@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

1/9/2023 4/28/2023 ONLINE FWS-CSP4201 Introduction to R DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

1/4/2023 3/15/2023 ONLINE FWS-ALC3193 Climate Academy DOI Talent Contact: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

1/17/2023 5/3/2023 ONLINE FWS-CSP3156A Modeling Principles for Natural Resources Management  (Beginner Track) DOI TalentContact: 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

1/19/2023 4/28/2023 ONLINE FWS-CSP4201 Introduction to R  DOI Talent Contact: sharon_howard@fws.gov

1/23/2023 2/3/2023 ONLINE 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: shannon_m_connors@fws.gov

1/23/2023 1/27/2023 NCTC FWS-CSP7102 GIS Introduction - ArcGIS Pro (FWS Employees only) 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