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Welcome to OTED!

Office of Training Education and Development (OTED)
Office of Training Education and Development (OTED)

Mission: The OTED Mission is to provide high quality learning opportunities through timely, cost-effective learning products that support FDA's mission and strategic goals and meets current training and development needs of ORA personnel, state and local regulatory officials, and other stakeholders.

What We Do: ORA’s Office of Training Education and Development (OTED) is responsible for the training and development of a 5,000+-member staff located in ORA's field and headquarters offices throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. In addition, OTED is responsible for providing training to state and local regulatory agency staff who are involved in the regulation of food, drugs, and other commodities regulated by FDA.


The Office of Training Education and Development (OTED) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET continuing education unit CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, OTED offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) IACET Standard.