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Table 1-1. Online Training Requirements

Course Title

Required of…


DTS(Basic)-About DTS

All DTS users

Before initial use

DTS(Basic)-DTS Travel Documents (DTS 101)

All DTS users

Before initial use

Programs & Policies-TDY Travel Policies 101

All DTS users

Before initial use

Programs & Policies-Travel Card Program (Travel Card 101)

All travel cardholders & AOs

Every three years

AO/RO-The DTS Approval Process

AOs, COs, & ROs

Before initial use

AO/RO-Training for Accountable Officials and Certifying Officers (TAOCO)

AOs and COs


DTA-DTA Maintenance Tool: An OverviewROs for fundingBefore initial use
DTA-ReportsROs for fundingBefore initial use
FDTA-Budgets/Lines of AccountingROs for fundingBefore initial use
Travel Card Program Management (APC Course)GTCC APCEvery three years
For instructions on accessing the above web-based trainings, please go to 









Training Certificate Issues



AO Training *

*Only required for Approving Officials




DTS 101


"ODTA. Other individuals within local organizations, who work with the LDTA and/or FDTA to assist new personnel in self-registering in DTSassist travelers with the use of DTS, and ensure efficient use of the Help Desk processes. ODTAs will be required to complete the DTS User and the DTS ODTA Courses given monthly by the DTS Instructor. 

Upon completion of these courses, each ODTA candidate will be given a practical test during which they will have to successfully create a travel authorization and a travel voucher using input from the instructor. 

Upon successful completion of this test, the instructor will request the NPS DTS help desk to grant group access so that the ODTA can create DTS documents for supported travelers.

The ODTA class covers a description of DTS traveler self-registration, DTS administration, the duties of an ODTA, and a description of the administrative modules available to the ODTA. The class size is limited to twelve students.

Any comments, questions and suggestions, or to sign up for training, send e-mail to the DTS Instructor at

Other Training Resources

TRAX Training


DTS User Training DL Course


Request Training (email)


NPS Travel Training Page


Travel Certificate Program


JTR Training Modules



DTS Authorizing Official (AO) - Initial Training

In addition to the Training above, candidate AOs are required to complete the DTMO Travel Explorer (TRAX) for new AOs.  Instructions for taking this course can be found here.  At the completion of this course please send the certificate of completion to

On receipt of the certificate the DTS Instructor will schedule a One-on-one review of the AO Training Materials, which will cover NPS specific business rules.  You can review these materials here.

DTS Authorizing Official (AO) - Annual Refresher

On the yearly anniversary of your initial appointment, you will receive notice that you are required to take the TRAX COL Refresher course.  Instructions for taking this course can be found here.

At the completion of this course please send the certificate of completion to and we will update your training record.