Training and Continuing Education

State, Local and Tribal Regulatory Partners Welcome to OTED!

In support of our common public health mission, FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs' Office of Training Education and Development (OTED) provides free training to state, local and tribal regulatory partners. This page contains information and instructions that will be very helpful to you as you begin your learning experience with OTED.

You can register for online courses at:, and then return to this page for further instructions, or you can continue reading and get all the information you will need.

OTED is able to offer continuous learning with a combination of online courses and classroom training. We are an authorized provider of continuing education units (CEUs).

FDA/ORA collaborates with its stakeholders and organizations such as the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) to develop suggested curricula to meet the training needs of our regulatory partners.

Our vision is for OTED to serve you as a source of training, as well as, a provider of certification.

OTED Online Courses

We presently offer over 100 web based courses. Topics include food and drug law, public health principles, communication skills, food microbiology, HACCP, foodborne illness investigations among others.

OTED online courses are competency-based with mastery quizzes contained within each module. Once you have completed a course, you can print a Certificate of Completion for your records. If applicable, CEUs are awarded.

These courses are made possible as a result of a partnership between FDA and a private learning development company, Kaplan EduNeering, Inc.

Get Started

  1. Select a curriculum from below and print a copy for later use
  2. If you have not already done so, register at
  3. Once your registration has been approved, log in at ComplianceWire (remember to bookmark the site)

Additional Information

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