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We have suspended in-person training. We are accepting requests for virtual training only. Only federal agencies can request training; classes depend on whether we have trainers available. Learn more on our training page.

Train-the-trainer bootcamp

At our bootcamps, we train federal employees how to conduct plain language classes for government agencies. Please sign up if you:

  • want to become a volunteer trainer
  • are a federal employee
  • are enthusiastic about plain language
  • have already attended a PLAIN half-day class
  • have supervisor approval to teach 1–2 classes a year for PLAIN at an agency other than your own

We can train 30 people per class. Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be a federal employee (not a contractor) and have a .gov or .mil email address to register. We don’t maintain a waitlist. If you did not attend a bootcamp in previous years, you must register again.

We offer these bootcamps 3–4 times a year. We’ll announce the dates on our mailing list once they’re set.