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Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals

How to apply

Letters & Forms | Tuition

Forest Service Candidates

A call for nominations goes out from the National office in spring through each Region and Research Stations & Areas. Everyone can self-register in AgLearn or directly with the vendor. Not all training is listed in AgLearn.

Supervisors can forward nominations to the Regional Coordinator, following the Region's nomination process (Most Regions use AgLearn). Research Stations & Areas can self-register in AgLearn or forward nominations to the National CE-WFW Program Leader. Either registering directly with vendors or sending names to National/Regional Coordinators, we will work to be sure you get to training. There isn't a straight line process at this point in time.

SF-182 are completed in AgLearn. Most vendors accept credit cards.

Once confirmed, participants are obligated to pay the tuition, fixed costs or find a substitute. Confirmation will occur in October via AgLearn and emails from Regional Continuing Education Coordinators and the National Continuing Education Program Leader. This applies whether you register through your Regional Coordinator or through AgLearn.

If a confirmed participant needs to withdraw, he/she must immediately contact his/her Regional or National Coordinator for assistance in finding a substitute. Trying to withdraw from a workshop with only a few weeks notice will be difficult and is NOT recommended. If a substitute is not found then tuition will still have to be paid (a few rare exceptions are made but this is at the vendor's discretion). Every effort will be made to assist participants with their individual needs. Expect to be actively involved in finding a substitute.

Unit Funded: If you are funded by your unit and not waiting to receive regional funding, you can register directly through AgLearn or the vendor. Visit our 'Registering In AgLearn' page for detailed instructions.

REGISTRATION & SF182 HEADS UP: Sorry to say, there are 2 steps in AgLearn you must do.
Step 1: Registering for your training. Follow the "Registering in AgLearn" information.

Step 2: Complete your SF182 in AgLearn. You can reverse the order if you want. But doing one step does NOT automatically trigger the other item in AgLearn.

All the training listed in our CE program have SF182 content information. Look for it at each course's webpage. Contact the CE WFW National Program Leader (switt01"at"fs.fed.us) for help. Once you get that done you continue with getting lodging, plane reservations, etc. Kudos to you for being willing to work so hard to get training.

"Everyone Else" Candidates

Candidates from other agencies, States, Tribes, private industry, International countries or the public interested in enrolling can apply to the National CE-WFW Program Leader or directly to the vendor of each workshop. You can apply at anytime.


Letters & Forms

The nomination letters and registration form are provided below. If you want to be on our annual mailing list (email or postal) please let us know.

Forest Service employees, note that some Regions have application forms that vary from the national registration form. Other Regions simply use the national registration form or no form at all - expecting you to register directly in AgLearn. Please fill out an appropriate form and send it to your Regional CE Coordinator with a "cc" to the Natonal Program Leader. Research Station Areas contact the National WFW-CE Program Leader or self register.

Individuals not employed by the Forest Service should contact the National WFW-CE Program Leader or use the "Fed-State-Tribe-Private" form. Fill out the form and send it to the National Program Leader, as indicated on the form. Non-FS professionals can also contact vendors directly.

If you can't find what you need, please contact either the National WFW-CE Program Leader or your Regional Coordinator. If you are not administratively located with a USFS Region, please contact the National WFW-CE program leader.

National FS
Region 1
Region 2
Region 3

Letter (pdf)

No Regional Office Letter

No Regional Office Letter

No Regional Office Letter

Optional Form (pdf) - data for tracking trends is appreciated.

Register directly in AgLearn

Register directly in AgLearn

No form: Forests send list to RO

 

Region 4
Region 5
Region 6

No Regional Office Letter

No Regional Office Letter

No Regional Office Letter

Register directly in AgLearn

Register directly in AgLearn

Form* (html) *(doc) *(pdf)

 
Region 8
Region 9
Region 10

Reseach/IITF/Admin

No Regional Office Letter

No Regional Office Letter

No Regional Office Letter

 Letter (pdf)

Form* (html) *(pdf)

Register directly in AgLearn

Register directly in AgLearn

 Register directly in AgLearn

 
Federal, State,
Tribal, Private
   

Form (html) (pdf)

* Different from the national registration form.

Tuition

Tuition does not cover lodging, meals or transportation (there are occasional exceptions). Limited tuition dollars are available through a few Regional offices during the nomination process for Forest Service personnel. Responsibility for payment of all costs (e.g., tuition and travel) rests solely with the nominating unit, unless regional office tuition funding is obtained. It is strongly recommended that when you are developing your budget for "out years" (2016, 2017, etc.) be sure to include funding for training. Individuals who qualify and have planned training dollars are given priority ranking for workshop slots. Also consider obligating funds for training.

Once confirmed, participants are obligated to pay the tuition, fixed costs or find a substitute.

If you would like to be on our annual electronic brochure mailing, please contact Shelly Witt.

If you would like a hard copy of our brochure, please contact Shelly Witt.





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Forest Service Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals
Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator,
WFW staff
Email: switt01@fs.fed.us
Phone: 435-881-4203
Publish_date:2/24/98
Expires: none

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 Last Modified: October 2014