For Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials

State Training Coordination Services

FDA's Office of Partnerships works collaboratively with FDA's Office of Training and Educational Development (OTED) to offer a variety of services to assist government agencies obtain access to FDA manufacturing, egg, and traceback training courses.  
 

What courses do government agencies commonly attend?

Government agencies typically have an existing agreement with the FDA that helps clarify the type of training necessary to carry out certain regulatory activates.

These agreements are commonly contracts for work to be performed on behalf of the FDA or grants or cooperative agreements designed to benefit public health.  However an agreement is not a requirement for a government employee to attend training.

Most Commonly Attended Trainings:

  • FD107: Egg Safety Inspection
  • FD152: Food Core III - Food Processing and Technology
  • FD202: Conducting Acidified Food Inspections
  • FD219: Juice HACCP and Conducting Juice Inspections
  • FD304: Low Acid Canned Food Inspections
  • FD340: Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices
  • FD405: Aseptic Processing and Fill
  • VM201: Tissue Residue
  • VM206: Medicated Feed
  • VM213: BSE Inspection
  • ER220: Traceback Investigations
  • ER321: Produce Farm Investigations
  • ER300: Intermediate Incident Command System - Expanding Incidents (ICS-300)
  • ER400: Advanced Incident Command System - Complex Incidents (ICS-400)

For course decriptions and a full list of course offerings please visit OTED's website.

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How do I register myself or others for a manufacturing, egg, and traceback FDA Training?

The STCST can assist in processing government employee registrations for manufacturing, feed, egg, and emergency response courses in one of three ways:

  1. Preregistration:

    The STCST has a preregistration window in the Fall of every year in which participating state and local agencies receive a preregistration booklet. This booklet contains registration data for all scheduled courses for the following fiscal year. If a participating agency turns in a booklet by the deadline, the STCST will attempt to honor all preregistered requests. However preregistered requests do not guarantee an agency a seat in a desired course.
  2. Wait Listing:

    If the preregistration window has passed participating agencies may still request a seat in a course by filling out the Wait List Form and submitting it to MailBoxStateTraining@fda.hhs.gov. Agencies will be notified if a seat becomes available for a desired course. 
  3. Open Course Announcement:

    Periodically an FDA training opportunity will have a surplus of unfilled seats. When this occurs the STCST sends an Open Course Announcement E-mail to participating agencies. Seats may then be requested for this specific course.

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Who do I contact about questions related to course content?

The STCST only coordinates the registration of state and local employees to FDA trainings.
 
If you have a specific question about the content of a course or the logistical information such as hotel or special needs accommodation, please contact the course instructor. You can search for instructors and for courses by visiting DHRD's website.

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How can I be notified about upcoming trainings or training related information?

The STCST maintains various contact lists organized by commodity. These lists are used to notify government agencies regarding training. Only two points of contact per agency, per list is allowed.

To request to be added to a contact list, please send an inquiry to Mailboxstatetraining@fda.hhs.gov.

The STCST manages the following lists:

  • Manufactured Food Training Notifications
  • Animal Feed Training Notifications
  • Tissue Residue Training Notifications
  • Emergency Response Training Notifications

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My government agency has a funding agreement with the FDA that covers training travel expenses. How do I get approval to use this funding?

The agreement type will dictate the approval process for use of FDA funding to attend various training opportunities.

FDA Grant or Cooperative Agreement Funding:

If your state, local, tribal, or territorial government agency is utilizing fudging under an FDA grant or cooperative agreement, then your agency may utilize the expedited funding approval process. Once you agency has received a seat confirmation, please turn in the Expedited Travel Estimate Form for each person attending the FDA training from your agency. 

Cost Estimate Forms may be turned into Mailboxstatetraining@fda.hhs.gov.  The approval process usually takes 3 to 5 business days. 

How do I obtain more information regarding Cooperative Programs (e.g. Milk, Shellfish, and Retail) courses, including registration? 

The Training Officer identified within OTED's website will be able to provide additional course related information, including registering for a course.
 

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