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Professional Development Training

Professional Development Training

Upcoming Events

EMRS for State Incident Management Team
March 12 - 14, 2019
Harrisonburg, VA

Animal Health 101
March 19 - 20, 2019
Riverdale, MD

Animal Handling and Farm Safety
March 19 - 21, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Area Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician Response Training (FADDRT)
March 20 - 21, 2019
Harrisonburg, PA

Industry Training for Inspectors of Export Facilities
April 2 - 4, 2019
Rogers, AR 

Brucellosis Diagnosis and Surveillance Training
April 2 - 4, 2019
Bozeman, MT

Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician (FADD) Training
April 8 - 12, 2019
Plum Island, NY 

Foreign Animal Disease Investigation Refresher (FADIR) Course
April 8 - 12, 2019
Ames, IA 

EMRS for IMT Operations Personnel
April 9 - 11, 2019
Raleigh, NC

For additional information on a specific course, please use the PDS Catalog 

VS Training and Exercise Program (VS TEP)

Smith Kilborne Program  

This program is designed to acquaint veterinary students with various foreign animal diseases which potentially threaten our domestic animal population.

VS Information Technology (IT) Applications Training

Classroom training for the Emergency Management Response System (EMRS) and Mobile Information Management (MIM) is listed in the PDS Training Catalog. The VS Information Systems Training Network is also available to assist end users of several VS IT applications. Network Associates are experienced VS IT application users and may be available to answer questions, provide field or web-based assistance, and provide classroom training. Network Associates are currently available to assist with Emergency Management Response Services (EMRS),  Mobile Information Management (MIM), Surveillance Data Management (SDM), and Veterinary Services Process Streamlining (VSPS).

Training Resources


Agriculture Learning (AgLearn) - Provides educational services for USDA federal employees, contractors, partners, and customers. For VS employees with AgLearn questions, please send an email to


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