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 Frequently Asked Questions:

I can't log into my account. Who can help me with that?

If you know you have an account, but have forgotten your password, use the Forgot Password link to reset it.

If you still need assistance, please contact or the TTCP Staff.

We have a new employee at our organization and they're not in the system. Can I add them myself?

Yes. If you have a user account, you can add a new contact for your organization in a "contact-only" capacity. If they need a full user account, go the main eLINK page and click on the "Register" link.

I don't have a lot of time but think this tool is important. What information should I record first into this system?

While you're welcome to upload all of your training history and credentials into the system at any time, we would like users to enter their IDP "desired training" needs first. Each year, after the annual deadline, we run reports of technical training needs to help prioritize the upcoming year's training courses. We regularly run updated reports, so be sure to keep your IDP updated.

My JAA data isn't appearing correctly under My Credentials or on my IDP - and I know I have JAA. What should I do?

Our goal is to update JAA information in IDPs twice a year with information provided by NRCS. Currently, the format of the NRCS database doesn't allow for this to occur, but we are working on a resolution. The last time JAA was updated in eLINK was July 2022.

I want to log my Conservation Planning credentials or another conservation practice outside of Job Approval Authority. How do I do that?

Within "My Credentials," click on the "Non-JAA & Other Certifications" tab. Then click on "Add New Credentials." In the pop-up window, choose "Other.” You can record any other credentials/certifications you have. We encourage you to record Conservation Planner status (e.g. Level 1 Planner) in here. Certifications for any FOTG conservation practices, where you would normally get JAA, could be inputted here too. You should enter the conservation practice in the Certification Title box (e.g. “PS 412 up to 100 cfs”). 

There's an upcoming training event offered by the Technical Training and Certification Program. Do I have to enter that course attendance?

TTCP staff will record each person's attendance at formal TTCP courses when sign in sheets are used. You will need to enter attendance for all other trainings you attend in order for them to show up in your training record.

Do I have to enter any information I've entered into the NRCS system, AgLearn?

AgLearn tracks NRCS online courses and some in-person courses. There is no need to enter AgLearn requests into this tool; those requests will not be part of the TTCP training needs inventory. However, courses required for conservation planning certification should be entered into this tool and need to be entered into AgLearn for enrollment purposes too. The reason for this overlap is to help TTCP track the local demand for these nationally offered NRCS courses. Completed AgLearn courses could be entered into this tool only if you wish to track your history in both places, but this data is not needed by the TTCP. 

What if I have a question that's not listed on this page?

Please send us an email at: We welcome any questions!

Can I use this tool to track attendance at a non-technical training?

Sure - you can track information about any training you attend using the "Add a New Training" feature. But please note, while you can document any training you've attended, you should not use this system to request non-technical training.

I want to document a training I attended. How do I know if it’s a TTCP course?

TTCP courses include: technical trainings related to common field office conservation practices, generally advertised through the BWSR/TTCP online registration system, and will carry the four member TTCP logo on presentation materials. TTCP trainers will generally enter attendance for formal trainings (see User Guidance / My Training History). Remember, individual staff along with their supervisor are ultimately responsible for maintaining training history. If training attendance is not entered on your behalf, log your attendance how you believe it fits (the IDP Skills matrix is a good reference).

Will attendance at BWSR Academy Training sessions be entered for me?

Only TTCP courses offered at Academy will be entered into the system for you. If a session at academy was organized or delivered by a BWSR Technical Trainer, and is going to be entered into the system on behalf of attendees, there will be a sign-in sheet at the session, and the trainers will let attendees know that they will enter attendance into the IDP tool. Not all BWSR Academy sessions will meet this description. If training attendance is not entered on your behalf, log your attendance how you believe it fits (the IDP Skills matrix is a good reference).