CTD Certification Training Requirements

CTD Planner Certification Training Requirements

Part of the requirements for the CTD Planner Certification is a breadth of training and knowledge in your area of planning. Because these learning requirements can change annually based on availability, we have posted them here for reference when putting your planner application together.

The following are the special courses required for the various levels of certification as described in Training of the Planner Certification documents. This list is not exhaustive and may be revised as new trainings are offered/eliminated. Additional courses outside of this list will be evaluated for applicability and added by the Technical Review Committee as appropriate.

Please note that the learning modules required for your application are only those posted at the time you submit your application.

Be sure to keep copies of certificates of completed training to submit with your CTD Planner Certification application.

Certification Training Requirements

Riparian Planner Training Requirements

  • Conservation Planning, Part 1 (Modules 1-5) – AgLearn content (Required for all Levels)

  • Conservation Planning, Part 2 (Modules 6-9) – Classroom training (or other relevant, comparable training) (Required for Level 2 and 3)

  • Conservation Planning, Part 3 – Develop Conservation Plan (Required for Level 2 and 3)

  • In-stream Considerations in Riparian Planning (NRCS, Classroom/Field) (Required for Level 2, 3)

  • Pest Management and Water Quality Implications (No 6) (AgLearn NRCS-NNQ-000043) (Required for Level 2, 3)

  • Stream Visual Assessment Protocol 2 (SVAP2) (AgLearn NRCS-NNQ-000423; or field training) (Required for Level 2, 3)

  • Pest Management, Track 2, Part 1 (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000085) (Required for Level 3)


Farm Planner Training Requirements

  • Conservation Planning, Part 1 (Modules 1-5) – AgLearn content (Required for all Levels)

  • Conservation Planning, Part 2 (Modules 6-9) – Classroom training (or other relevant, comparable training) (Required for Level 2 and 3)

  • Conservation Planning, Part 3 – Develop Conservation Plan (Required for Level 2 and 3)

  • Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) (NRCS) – Classroom training (Required for Level 2 and 3)

  • Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning (CNMP) (NRCS) –Classroom training (Required for Level 3)

  • Essential Principles for Conservation Planning on Pastures (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000290) (Required for Level 2, 3 in Western WA only)

  • Introduction to Pasture Condition Scoring (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000414) (Required for Level 2, 3 in Western WA only)

  • Rangeland Health Assessment (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000410) (Required for Level 2, 3 in Eastern WA only)

  • Pest Management, Track 2, Part 1 (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000085) (Required for Level 2, 3)


Dairy Planner Training Requirements

  • Conservation Planning, Part 1 (Modules 1-5) – AgLearn content (Required for all Levels)

  • Conservation Planning, Part 2 (Modules 6-9) – Classroom training (or other relevant, comparable training) (Required for all Levels)

  • Conservation Planning, Part 3 – Develop Conservation Plan (Required for all Levels)

  • Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) (NRCS) – Classroom training (Required for all levels)

  • Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning (CNMP) (NRCS) –Classroom training (Required for Level 2 and 3)

  • Agriculture Waste Management Systems, A Primer (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000115) (Required for Level 2, 3)

  • Agriculture Waste Management Systems, Level 2 (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000116) (AWMFH) (Required for Level 2, 3)

  • Pest Management, Track 2, Part 1 (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000085) (Required for Level 2, 3)

  • Essential Principles for Conservation Planning on Pastures (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000290) (Required for Level 2, 3 in Western WA only)

  • Pastureland Ecology 2 (NRCS-NEDC-000031) OR Equivalent (Required for Level 3 in Western WA only)

  • Rangeland Health Assessment (AgLearn NRCS-NEDC-000410) (Required for Level 2, 3 in Eastern WA only)