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State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Regulatory Partners


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.

FY24 National Cooperative Program Training Schedule and Registration Process:


OTED’s Learning Managment System

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OTED offers continuous learning with a combination of online courses and classroom training. We offer continuing education units (CEUs). FDA/ORA collaborates with its stakeholders and external organizations 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 Certification of Completion for your records.

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

OTED currently uses two Learning Management Systems (LMS) for its training programs: ComplianceWire LMS and the ORA LearnED Training System that replaced the Pathlore legacy LMS for delivering online and classroom trainings. Learn more about the ORA LearnEd Training System.

State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Partners may access both LMS systems which contain online content and prerequisites. Each require a separate username and password. However, you can access both once you have an account in the ORA LearnED Training System.
On this page you will find more information on the ORA LearnED Training System, the UL ComplianceWire LMS and Food Emergency Response Network as well as how to obtain your respective transcripts:

ORA LearnEd Training System

Where to access the ORA LearnEd System:

Log onto: https://fdaoted.csod.com and click on the blue button labeled “Calendar” to view currently scheduled OTED courses.

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Glossary Crosswalk for Learners: Since the ORA LearnED Training System utilizes different terminology than that of the legacy Pathlore LMS we’ve prepared this Glossary Crosswalk to help you navigate the new system.
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Quick Reference Guide: View our ORA LearnED Quick Reference Guide to see a synopsis of the system.
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Short video tutorials: Click the following links to view our short video tutorials:
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Logging into the FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs Training System – State, Local, Tribal, Territorial Regulators, Non-FDA Federal Regulators and FDA Center Personnel
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Search Functions, Requesting a Class, in the FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs Training System – ORA LearnED as a State, Local, Tribal, Territorial Regulator, Non-FDA Federal Regulator, and FDA Center Personnel
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Accessing Transcript, obtaining a Course Completion Certificate, adding external training to transcript in the FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs Training System ORA LearnED – All end users.
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Accessing Connections Tab Features in the FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs Training System – ORA LearnED - All users
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User Guides: For a more comprehensive look into using ORA LearnED you can view the following ORA LearnED OTED User Guides:


ComplianceWire LMS

To set up a ComplianceWire account, personnel in ORA Program Areas should contact your Program Training Officer (PTO). Center Employees should submit a ticket with the APPS Desk at: Appsdesk@fda.hhs.gov for assistance. Additional information is below:


Food Emergency Response Network (FERN)

FERN Website: this link will direct you to the public FERN website. To access the FERN Introduction Modules, please click on Read More and scroll down.


How to get your Personal Transcripts

For questions and comments about this site, contact the appsdesk@fda.hhs.gov.

Phone: 301-796-4550
Fax: 301-827-8708

Email: oted@fda.hhs.gov
Website: www.fda.gov/Training

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