Conservation Training Network Broadcasts

Live Broadcasts

Broadcasts are delivered online via the Livestream platform from the Conservation Training Network studio located
on the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) campus near Shepherdstown, WV.

NCTC on LiveStream
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Click here to view NCTC Live Broadcast - Channel 1.

Please use the Livestream chat room for content questions to the instructor, (Instructions for using the chat on Livestream),
or email your questions to

PLEASE NOTE: All broadcast times listed are  EASTERN TIME. (adjust for your time zone)

If you have technical problems, e-mail or call 304-876-7666. Provide your name and location.

Broadcast Schedule

September 24-27, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM-4:30 PM Eastern Time Each Day-- LiveStream Broadcast Link

Retirement Planning for FERS and CSRS Employees

NCTC is offering on-line training on retirement planning at your desktop. This training receives very high ratings, and we are pleased to bring it back to you this year.  It is free and accessible from your office or home computer. These retirement broadcasts are made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. 

The training consists of two separate classes (CSRS or FERS). However, September 26 & 27, both the CSRS and FERS training are combined into joint sessions.

Livestream Broadcast link:

September 24, 26, & 27 (NOT 25th) 
Retirement Planning for CSRS Employees
(Course Description)

This is a three-day 13.5-hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform.

Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day (please adjust for your time zone).

DOI Learn CSRS Registration: 

September 25, 26, & 27 (NOT 24th) 
Retirement Planning for FERS Employees
 (Course Description)

This is a three-day 13.5 hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform.

Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day (please adjust for your time zone).

DOI Learn FERS Registration:

 CSRS and FERS Participant Guides: Will be emailed to registrants prior to the broadcast, and posted here:

Participant Workbooks: Will only be available for download Monday and Tuesday.

CSRS Retirement Workbook ( (269 Pages) pdf
FERS Retirment Workbook (265 Pages) pdf
FERS Transfer Workbook (23 pages) pdf

Social Security Benefits Based on Age - Supplement to Workbook (Use Wednesday (CSR and FERS) (10 Pages) pdf


  • Livestream chat room -- During the program, questions for instructors can be sent via chat room built into the Livestream video player. Instructions for chat room.
  • E-mail --
  • Listen-Only Phone Line -- Use this only if you do not have online access. 1-800-369-1178 Passcode: 2152522#

Please note:  Recording is restricted.  Viewing the live sessions is highly recommended as you will have the opportunity to ask questions.  However, if you are not able to participate during all or portions of the live broadcast times, a time-limited online video recording will be made available only September 28 thru October 14, 2018.  You must be registered to receive this recording.  Following the initial broadcasts, we will email a confidential link of the limited time recordings to all registered participants.

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  • NCTC Studio Control Room: 304-876-7666
    Please Note: The studio control room is staffed only on scheduled broadcast days. If you need assistance, call one of the staff listed below.

  • Rhonda Miller, Studio Manager, Video and Web Support,; 304-876-7325
  • Melissa Gonzales, Studio Assistant,; 304-876-7368
  • DOI Learn Registration Support;; 304-876-7709

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