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Professional Development Training

Upcoming Events

Federal Select Agent Program Responsible Official Workshop 
July 22 - 25, 2019
Washington, DC

Site Manager Training
July 23 - 25, 2019
Ames, IA

Animal Health 101
July 30 - 31, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Emergency Management Response System (EMRS) Training Network
August 6 - 8, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Field Reimbursement Specialist, Case Manager and Site Manager Exercise
August 7 - 8, 2019
Ames, IA

Aquatic Foreign and Emerging Diseases Training
August 13 - 15, 2019
Ames, IA

Contagious Equine Metritis and Import Field Activities
August 14 - 15, 2019
Lexington, KY

Southern Border Ports Training
August 20 - 22, 2019
Tucson, AZ

Federal Select Agent Program Joint Inspector Training
August 26 - 30, 2019
Atlanta, GA

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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