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Welcome to the Conservation Professional Training Program

CPTP offers 100+ conservation courses in convenient formats – online, classroom and field – and has an online network of experts that you can tap into at any time. From conservation and nutrient management planning to healthy soils and forestry, our trainings cover all aspects of conservation.

Where We're Located

The Conservation Professional Training Program is centrally located in the Environmental Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A joint center of the University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison, we have access to the latest research from our university partners, translating it into management practices and customized courses for conservation professionals. A national leader in conservation training, we work with public and private organizations to develop and deliver targeted trainings taught by local experts.

Convenient courses to meet your needs

Courses are open to all conservation and agricultural professionals: Natural Resources Conservation Service staff, Soil and Water Conservation District employees, private-sector consultants, Certified Crop Advisors, Technical Service Providers, Co-Op agronomists, Extension Staff, state and local agency staff, nonprofit employees as well as volunteers.

Whether you are seeking Continuing Education Units to receive or to maintain your conservation certification, we offer courses in a variety of formats to accommodate your busy schedule.

Find Us

Conservation Professional Training Program
Environmental Resources Center
University of Wisconsin
445 Henry Mall, Room 202
Madison, WI 53706
phone: 608.262.0020
fax: 608.262.2031
email: cptp@extension.wisc.edu