TRACS Training Options

TRACS Training Overview

Welcome to TRACS Training!

The purpose of TRACS training is to provide state and federal grant managers with the knowledge and skills to input grant-funded project information into the TRACS application. TRACS training is available in a variety of formats including traditional live classroom training, weekly virtual classes and self-paced online courses for both Basic and Advanced users. Customized training is also available by request.

Course Types:

TRACS Training (regardless of the format) utilizes video-based lessons that can be combined together to be delivered in a single course or broken up into small chunks to be used as ongoing reference sources. The two main courses offered are the TRACS Basic Course and TRACS Advanced Course, which are available online as self-paced courses and as virtual and live instructor-led training. Other specialized courses are available online and on-demand, such as the Legacy Data Course. 

Training Formats:

Format

Description

Duration

Self-Paced Online Courses

Online (eLearning) Self-Paced Courses are available to view anytime and are great for self-paced learners and refresher training. The Self-Paced TRACS Basic Course and TRACS Advanced Course cover the same content offered in a virtual or live class. 

We also offer a one-hour Training Orientation Session designed for users who are new to TRACS or would like a quick refresher of the training tools and self-paced courses available. This session is not an introduction to TRACS, instead it will give you the tools to begin learning TRACS on your own. 

Self-Paced

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

Weekly online Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) is conducted using "Adobe Connect" (a net conferencing and webinar application) with the TRACS Basic VILT held on Tuesdays and the TRACS Advanced VILT held on Wednesdays. Both courses are held from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Mountain Time (unless otherwise specified).  

Customized virtual sessions may also be offered for a specialized group or topic as requested. Contact the TRACS training team to request a customized virtual training session for your group, agency or region. 

8 hours (per course)

Online Mentoring Session

Online instructor-moderated Mentoring Sessions where users can  drop-in to ask questions or discuss a specific issue or theme. Drop in for part or stay for the entire session, which is held every Thursday morning from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Mountain Time (unless otherwise specified). 

4 hours (drop in for any portion)

Live Instructor-Led Training (LILT)

Traditional Classroom Live-Instructor Led Training (LILT) sessions are offered quarterly in Denver, Colorado. This comprehensive class covers both the TRACS Basic and Advanced Courses over 2.5 days.

Classroom sessions may also be offered in other locations as requested. Contact the TRACS training team to request a customized training event in your area for your group, agency or region.

20 hours

Additional Training Information:

  • Tuition/Cost: There is no tuition for TRACS training (paid by the WSFR program). Travel, lodging and per diem costs are the responsibility of the applicant's office. 
  • Training Feedback: If you recently attended a TRACS training, please fill out a TRACS Instructor-Led Training Evaluation Form to provide feedback on the course. To request additional information or training material on a particular topic, please email the training team at tracs-training@fws.gov.
  • Training Certificates: In November 2015, we began issuing TRACS training certificates, so, if you completed a TRACS course previously and would like to receive a certificate, please email us with your full name, email address, and course dates/location and we will get it sent out to you.