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Professional Development Training

Upcoming Events

Powered Air Purification Certification Training
March 8, 2021 - Virtual

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

Sheep & Goat Health Training
March 22-24, 2021 - Virtual

Area Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician Response Training (FADDRT) – District 2
April 6-8, 2021 – Virtual

Emergency Coordinator Skills Training
April 12-16, 2021 - Virtual

Industry Training for Inspectors of Export Facilities
April 13-15, 2021 - Virtual

Animal Health 101
April 20-22, 2021 - Virtual

National Training and Exercise Program (NTEP) Working Group Meeting
April 26-29, 2021 - Virtual

Domestic Poultry Field Training
May 4-6, 2021 - Format TBD

Transboundary Animal Diseases in Swine
May 4-6, 2021 - Virtual

Import Export Training for New Hires
May 18-20, 201 - Virtual

Field Reimbursement Specialist 201 Training
May 18-21, 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).

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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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