State Training Team (STT) in FDAs Division of Human Resource Development (DHRD) is
pleased to provide this 2003 Catalog of Courses and Training Materials. Our courses, satellite broadcasts, and training
materials cover a wide range of topics with various levels of complexity to address the
needs of newly hired as well as seasoned public health professionals.
Whats new in state training? The division has created ORA-U, a training
university comprised of specific curricula, (which we call certification
schoolhouses,) for professional specialties, such as a retail food inspector
or a shellfish inspector. The school houses detail the courses and on-the-job training
required to achieve and maintain certification in that area of expertise. ORA-U has developed online web-based courses to
supplement traditional face-to-face courses, to provide training and certification needs
for FDAs Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA.) We
are proud to also offer free access to ORA-U to our state, local, and tribal partners. Our vision is for ORA-U to serve as not only a
source of learning opportunities, but also as a provider of certification for state,
local, and tribal regulators to demonstrate through applied training and on-the-job
experience that they can competently perform their regulatory work.
The Division of Human Resource Development
has been approved as an Authorized Provider of continuing education units (CEU) by the
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET.) As course applications are reviewed and approved
by our CEU committee, CEUs will be awarded to course participants for both online and
face-to-face courses detailed in this catalog have been awarded based on our annual survey
process. The survey is distributed each spring to the lead health and agriculture
regulatory agencies in each state who are asked to identify training needs in their
jurisdictions. The requests from each state
are then prioritized in each of the five FDA regions.
Although the courses are specifically designed to address the training
needs of our state, local, and tribal regulatory partners, participants from FDA, other
federal agencies, academia, and industry are welcome to attend. Please contact the local registration
contact noted for each course to inquire about space availability and their registration
We are constantly working to develop new
courses and materials and address new requests for learning. We also continue to partner with various
organizations, such as the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), the
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), to develop face-to-face
and web-based courses.
addition to our on-site and web-based courses, our library contains an extensive number of
training materials, including videos of all of our past satellite broadcasts, that are
available for loan. You can obtain the most
current information for all STT training events and resources by checking our web site at:
forward to the opportunity to work with our state, local, and tribal regulatory partners
to provide quality training in support of our common public health mission. We are always interested in ways to improve our
service, so please dont hesitate to share your ideas with us.
Division of Human Resource Development