NPS Fundamentals Training Program

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The NPS Fundamentals Training Program is a mixture of indoor and outdoor sessions using Grand Canyon National Park as a classroom.

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The National Park Service (NPS) Fundamentals training program is designed to serve as the foundation for all careers in the NPS. Our mission is to invest in new employees, deepen their understanding of the NPS mission and operations, and build their commitment to the NPS core values.

Current course offerings include one and two-week residential training courses at the Horace M. Albright Training Center in Grand Canyon National Park and occasional Fundamentals On-the-Road classes held across the country.

The target audience is new NPS employees in their first two-years of permanent employment. Additional opportunities are also available for mid-career employees who were unable to attend at the beginning of their career and a Senior Leadership Fundamentals course for new or returning NPS employees GS-13 and above.

Expenses associated with this training are paid for by the NPS Fundamentals Program. The program is sponsored by the Directorate of Workforce and Inclusion and the Office of Learning and Development. For more information on the program visit our site on the Common Learning Portal.

Last updated: May 27, 2021