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Training Opportunities

The Census Bureau offers both web-based and in-person courses to help you access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free courses can teach you how to use our databases and mapping tools, find local and national demographic information for a variety of uses including grant proposals, economic data statistics for business plans, research papers, etc. Check out our eTutorials and course descriptions.

Interested in training for your company or organization?

We have a network of Data Specialists who can provide training throughout the nation.

Thank you for your interest in Census Bureau webinars. Effectively immediately, training offerings listed below no longer require you to register beforehand! If you are interested in participating in one of our offerings, log-in details will be available here no later than 24 hours before the event.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The WebEx service provider includes a feature that allows audio, documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining a session, you automatically consent to the recording. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any of these recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

Please note:  Attendance to the webinars is on a first-come-first-serve basis until the capacity is reached. If you are interested in a webinar we recommend that you join 10 minutes in advance of the posted start time to ensure entrance. If you were not able to attend, please access our Training Resource Library page where we post recordings of all available webinars for you to view at your convenience. Thank you.

Course Schedule

May 28, 2015    International Trade University Webinar Series – CLAS 301: Live Classification Session

Description: In this course, we will present an overview on the recent and future changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). Specifically, we will discuss:

  • FTR Letters
  • Recent and Upcoming Changes to the FTR
  • AEI Pilot Program

See all courses in the International Trade University Webinar Series.

Time:  2pm-3pm ET
Log-in Link: https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/onstage/g.php?d=745661935&t=aLink to a non-federal Web site
Dial-in Info: 1-800-621-7732
Passcode: 2333961

Jun 11, 2015    International Trade University Webinar Series – FTR 401: Regulatory Changes

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • CLAS 101 – Classifying your product
  • CLAS 201 – Classification Challenges and other resources

Description: Our experts will classify products submitted by the trade community during this live webinar. Note: There will be a limited number of items classified during the webinar.
See all courses in the International Trade University Webinar Series.

Time: 2pm-3pm ET

Jun 23, 2015    American Community Survey Content Review Update

Description:The Census Bureau is in the process of reviewing each question in the American Community Survey (ACS) to make sure the survey includes only those questions federal agencies need to accomplish their missions, and to minimize the reporting burden on the 3.5 million households that respond to the survey each year.  In this webinar, we will discuss results of the first phase of the project, public comments received in response to a 60-day Federal Register notice published about the results, and next steps. The presentation will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and answers.

Time: 2pm-3pm ET
Level: Introductory

Jun 25, 2015    International Trade University Webinar Series – BIS 601: Introduction to 600 series

Description: This course focuses on the 600 series. A guest instructor from the Bureau of Industry and Security will explain the 600-series Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN).
See all courses in the International Trade University Webinar Series.

Time: 2pm-3pm ET

Jul 08, 2015    Understanding Construction and Housing Statistics

Description: Do you want to learn more about the relationship between New Residential Construction, New Residential Sales, and Construction Spending? Are you interested in how housing and construction indicators relate to other federal and private sector data? In this webinar, we will explore these relationships and clarify common misunderstandings about the data.

Time: 1pm ET

Jul 09, 2015    International Trade University Webinar Series – FTR 501: Best Practices

Description: Learn tips on how to remain in compliance with the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), including:

  • Export transaction record keeping
  • How and when to submit a Voluntary Self-Disclosure (VSD)
  • Utilizing the resources on census.gov/trade

See all courses in the International Trade University Webinar Series.

Time: 2pm-3pm ET

Jul 23, 2015    International Trade University Webinar Series – AES 101: Introduction to the Automated Export System (AES)

Description: This course will provide you with guidance on filing a shipment and resolving errors in the AES. Furthermore, you will learn more about upcoming changes in AESDirect.
See all courses in the International Trade University Webinar Series.

Time: 2pm-3pm ET

Aug 19, 2015    Manufacturing Products and Goods Across Indicators

Description: Do you want to learn more about the relationship between Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3), International Trade, and Quarterly Financial Report statistics? Are you interested in how manufacturing indicators relate to other federal data? In this webinar, we will explore the relationships between the different manufacturing-related Economic Indicators.

Time: 1pm ET

Aug 25, 2015    Introduction to the American Community Survey

Description: Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website (census.gov/acs), and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools with emphasis on American FactFinder.

Time: 2pm-3pm ET
Level: Introductory

Sep 23, 2015    Measuring Our Evolving Economy: Exploring the Quarterly Financial Report and the Quarterly Services Survey’s Role in Tracking the Service Industries

Description: Today’s economy is not the same as the production-centered economy of just a few decades ago. As our economy changes, the tools for observing the economic landscape need to be developed and enriched. In this webinar, we will explore how the Quarterly Financial Report and Quarterly Services Survey address the need for timely service sector data in an era where services account for over 50 percent of the Gross Domestic Product.

Time: 1pm ET


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office | 301- 763-4308 or clmso.training@census.gov |  Last Revised: May 26, 2015