Welcome to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Household Certification Training course for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). FDPIR is a federal program that provides USDA foods to low-income households living on Indian reservations, in designated areas near reservations, and in the State of Oklahoma. FNS developed the FDPIR Household Certification Training course to help Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) and State agency certification workers and their supervisors successfully administer the program.
The training course is comprised of nine modules, designed to be taken in any order. Because the training is online, you can access the modules 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and revisit them to refresh your knowledge at any time. The knowledge gained in this training will help you provide the best support possible for current and potential FDPIR participants. Below is a list of the nine modules in this training course.
- Module 1: Applicant Choice to Participate in FDPIR or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Module 2: Household Composition
- Module 3: Application Processing, Interviews, and Verification
- Module 4: Financial and Non-Financial Eligibility Criteria
- Module 5: Eligibility Determinations and Assigning Certification Periods
- Module 6: Recertification, Change Reporting, and Notice of Adverse Action
- Module 7: Claims Against Households
- Module 8: Disqualifications
- Module 9: Fair Hearings
- Post Test
Please make sure you have the latest version of your web browser installed before starting the training course. Questions, comments, or concerns on the FDPIR Household Certification Training course should be emailed to FDPIR-Training@fns.usda.gov.