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Professional Development Training

Upcoming Events

Import/Export Training for New Hires 
May 14 - 16, 2019
Houston, TX

Wildlife Seminar for Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness
May 14 - 16, 2019
Athens, GA 

Animal Health 101 - PDC Session
May 20 -21, 2019
Frederick, MD

May 29 - June 4, 2019
Riverdale, MD/Plum Island, NY

Foreign Animal Disease Investigation Refresher (FADIR)
June 3 - 7, 2019
Ames, IA

Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician (FADD) Course
June 3 - 14, 2019
Plum Island, NY

EMRS Documentation for Disease and Resource Management
June 4 - 6, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Bovine TB Eradication Program Training 
June 4 - 6, 2019
Mount Vernon, IL

Port Operations Training 
June 25 - 27, 2019
Conyers, GA

Case Manager Training 
June 25 - 27, 2019
Raleigh, NC

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