2018 E-rate Trainings

Applicant Trainings

October 15/16 – Washington, DC
October 18/19 – Washington, DC
October 22/23 – Palatine, IL (Chicago area)
November 1/2 – Sacramento, CA *
November 13/14 – Omaha, NE
November 28/29 - Atlanta, GA

Service Provider Trainings

December 3 – Washington, DC **
December 4/5 – Washington, DC

Tribal Trainings
November 13 – Omaha, NE
November 28 - Spokane, WA
November 30 - Farmington, NM


The Schools and Libraries Program will hold training sessions for E-rate Program participants this fall. During the training you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from members of the USAC Schools and Libraries team on key topics important to successful participation in the program.

For the 2018 Applicant and Service Provider Trainings, please be advised:

  • An optional 1/2 day beginner session will be held on the first day and will run from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • The full day training session will be held on the second day and will run 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM with a one-hour lunch break.
  • Attendees should make their own travel, hotel, and lunch arrangements.
  • Due to onsite security at many of our venues, walk-ins will not be accepted. All attendees must register in advance.
  • USAC is going paperless for the 2018 trainings. Presentations will be made available online prior to the training sessions. No printed copies will be available onsite.
  • Unable to travel to one of the trainings? USAC will offer an online version of the 2018 training by the end of the year. 

* The Sacramento, CA training will be held in a venue that provides theater style seating (no tables or writing surfaces) and no Wi-Fi.
** No 1/2 day beginner session will occur prior to the December 3, 2018 Service Provider training in Washington, DC.

For the 2018 Tribal Trainings, please be advised:

  • In Omaha, NE, the tribal training will be a 1/2 day from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM and will be followed by the general 1.5 day applicant training.
  • In Farmington, NM and Spokane, WA, the tribal trainings will be a full day from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM with a one-hour lunch break.
  • Attendees should make their own travel, hotel, and lunch arrangements.
  • Due to onsite security at many of our venues, walk-ins will not be accepted. All attendees must register in advance.
  • USAC is going paperless for the 2018 trainings. Presentations will be made available online prior to the training sessions. No printed copies will be available onsite.

Tribal trainings are designed to help Tribal applicants and Tribally-owned service providers prepare for the upcoming funding year.


Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact the USAC Training Team at or [email protected] for more information.