Albright Training Center Rededication



“NPS Fundamentals is a genuine investment in our agency's most valuable resource - its employees!  I strongly advocate every eligible NPS employee attend this crucial, foundational training…”   

Director Jon Jarvis


What is NPS Fundamentals?


The NPS Fundamentals program is the centerpiece of a Service-wide on-boarding effort for new NPS employees within their first two years of permanent employment that begins with new employee orientation.

The program is a suite of five-courses, which includes two in-person and three on-line sessions, to be taken ideally within a one-year or less time span.  The two in-person sessions include a one week course in Washington DC and a two week course in the Grand Canyon.  These courses are offered throughout the year.


The program is designed to welcome new employees to the National Park Service and introduce them to the NPS Universal Competencies  and Core Values critical to every employee’s success and accomplishment of the NPS mission.


Why it matters…

NPS Fundamentals training is designed for new permanent employees at all levels and in all vocations. It provides a critical opportunity to network with others throughout the Service. The program provides an orientation to the following areas of NPS:
  • its place in the federal government,
  • its broad and world renowned focus,
  • the roles of the Washington DC Support Office, regional offices, and park offices,
  • the critical roles that we (as employees) have, and agency's culture and how we work together.

Who can attend?

New employees within their first two years of Permanent employment.  Employees who have started the program (attended at least two course offerings) can continue the program into their third year.

How much does it cost?

It’s free!  Tuition, travel, and per diem costs for NPS employees are paid for by Service-wide Learning and Development funds.

Schedule of Classes

The Residential Class Schedule for the first two quarters of FY-2013 is listed. Please use DOI Learn to register for classes. Registration is not complete until you have approval from your supervisor and received an acceptance notification email from the NPS Fundamentals staff. If you have concerns or questions regarding DOI Learn, please contact the DOI Learn Help Desk.

NPS Fundamentals II (at Grand Canyon)

October 23, 2012 - November 02, 2012
November 27, 2012 - December 06, 2012
February 05, 2013 - February 14, 2013
March 5, 2013 - March 14, 2013
March 19, 2013 - March 28, 2013


NPS Fundamentals V (in Washington DC)

October 22, 2012 - October 25, 2012
November 5, 2012 - November 8, 2012
December 3, 2012 - December 6, 2012
March 25, 2013 - March 28, 2013



How To Contact Us 

       Horace M. Albright Training Center
       PO Box 477 (use this address when shipping USPS) 
       1 Albright Avenue (use this address when shipping Fed EX or UPS) 
       Grand Canyon, AZ  86023
       Phone: 928.638.7981
       Fax: 928.638.2953