Training and Continuing Education

What is ORAU?

ORAU is a combination of...

...brick - face-to-face courses and activities

...and... - distance learning that includes web-based training, webconferences, satellite broadcasts, and video conferences.

ORAU is the vehicle through which DHRD will address numerous training issues facing the regulatory community - federal, state, and local - including:

  • Succession planning,
  • Basic knowledge and skills,
  • Uniformity of the regulatory process,
  • Uniformity of training (e.g. within agencies, federal to state),
  • Updates on cutting-edge science and technology,
  • Training for contracts and partnerships,
  • Recruitment and retention tools,
  • Reduction in training costs,
  • Increased training flexibility and convenience,
  • Enhanced effectiveness and efficiency of training, and
  • Right training at the right time to the right people.

ORAU can be viewed as a clearinghouse where FDA staff and state and local regulators can go for traditional and new technology training and development. It will consist of both face-to-face, traditional learning events and distance learning events.

Check out each special area link from the ORAU Main Page for information on the wealth of opportunities available through ORAU.

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