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View the NRS Online Courses brochure.


Since it is not always possible to attend a training in-person, NRS has developed online courses that adult education program administrators can take to learn and get clarification on NRS requirements and strategies on how to improve NRS data quality and use. These courses are designed to offer great flexibility and convenience.

More information about the online courses is below:

Format: Training is delivered via a series of online readings, assignments, and/or quizzes over the Web. Trainees work independently at their own pace based on instructions included in each course's Web training materials.
Frequency: There are no limits. You can take a NRS online course at any time of the day and year, and you can take as much time as you need to complete a course.
Time Required: Courses take any where from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours of time to complete. Each course description provides a time estimate for course completion.
Topics: There are seven different NRS online training opportunities available that include 31 courses and cover NRS basics, improving NRS data quality, and effectively using NRS data. Click here for a list of NRS online courses.

Getting Started

Because there are a variety of courses, we recommend that you fill out the NRS Self-Evaluation Form, a short series of questions that takes no longer than 5 minutes to complete. This form helps evaluate your knowledge of NRS and offers a recommended course of study, review, or training via the NRS online training system. Please note: to complete the form and take a course, it is necessary to set up an online training account so that you can maintain your responses on your form, update your recommended courses and view your training progress at any time.

Note: The NRS online training courses have moved to a new Web site. To access the courses you must set up a new online training account.

Online Course Support

Many questions about the NRS online courses are answered in our guide to using the online courses. For additional assistance send your questions about the online courses and requests for technical support to

The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is administered by the Division of Adult Education and Literacy in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education.