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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Professional Development Training

Upcoming Events

VS Field Epidemiologist Training
January 21 and February 4, 2021 – Virtual

EMRS for the IMT Documentation Unit Leader
January 12-14, 2021 - Virtual

EMRS for the IMT Resource Unit Leader
February 9-11, 2021 - Virtual

Animal Health 101
February 10-11, 2021 – Virtual

Sheep & Goat Health Training
March 3-4, 2021 - Format TBD

Powered Air Purification Certification Training
March 9-11, 2021 - Format TBD

Foundational Skills for Using EMRS
March 9-12, 2021 - Virtual

Area Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician Response Training (FADDRT) – District 2
March 16-17, 2021 – Virtual

Case Site Manager Exercise – South Carolina
March 16-17, 2021 – Virtual

For additional information on a specific course, please use the APHIS-VS Training Catalog:

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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