Fundamentals: Your Introduction to the National Park Service

The NPS Fundamentals training program is designed to serve as the foundation for all careers in the NPS. The mission of the program is to invest in new employees, deepen their understanding of the NPS mission and operations, and build their commitment to the NPS core values.

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New Employee? Start Here

New Employees should begin with the “Welcome New NPS Employees!” onboarding webinar to learn what resources you’ll need to be successful as you begin your NPS Career.

Anyone looking to develop a foundational understanding of the National Park Service is encouraged to review the Resources for New Employees page.

NPS Fundamentals Residential Program at Horace Albright Training Center

New NPS employees within their first two years of appointment are encouraged to participate in the two week NPS Fundamentals Residential program. The residential program is available by application only. You can view our list of upcoming dates.

Watch this informational video to learn more!


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