Tribal Eligibility

Refer to the list of Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs for information about the eligibility of your Tribe for geographic information system (GIS) training.

Course Information

There is no tuition cost for GIS training.

At this time, all GIS training is instructor-led online training and requires a stable internet connection.

All courses are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the time zone indicated.

Course Registration

Course registration links will be posted in the table below approximately one month prior to the course start date and registrants will be notified via e-mail of registration status approximately two weeks prior to the course start date.  Active ELA participants are encouraged to register for any course, however registrants in the listed Target Audience will be given priority.  Availability is limited.

Please note: Training dates and availability are subject to change at the discretion of the Branch of Geospatial Support (BOGS) and GIS trainers.

Esri Training Schedule


Target Audience Course Registration Link                           Date          Time Zone Course Description Link                                       
Eastern, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southern Plains Regions Registration Not Open 8/2-8/3 Central

Creating and Editing Data with ArcGIS Pro

Rocky Mountain Region Registration Not Open 8/16-8/18 Mountain

Working with Parcel Data in ArcGIS Pro

Southwest Region Registration Not Open 8/23-8/25 Mountain

Creating and Editing Data with ArcGIS Pro

Western Region Registration Not Open 8/30-8/31 Mountain

Managing Geospatial Data in ArcGIS

Eastern, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southern Plains Regions Registration Not Open 9/6-9/7 Central

Preparing Data for GIS Applications

Eastern, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southern Plains Regions Registration Not Open 9/20-9/21 Central

Sharing Content to ArcGIS Enterprise


ELA Program Provides Access to No-Cost Online Training with Esri e-Learning

There are several Esri online GIS courses available at no cost through the current Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) between Esri and the Department of the Interior. Access to these Esri self-paced online courses is managed on the "My Esri" site. Every individual listed as an authorized ArcGIS user under an active ELA account is eligible for access to Esri Training self-paced e-Learning.

The first step to access the free courses is to contact the Geospatial Support Help Desk at and request access to Esri's e-Learning.

After approving your request, BOGS will send you an "Invitation to take Esri Training." When you click on the "Accept Invitation" button in the invitation email, you will be prompted to login to your Esri Account or create an Esri Account if you do not already have one. After logging in, your Esri Account will be connected to BOGS's Esri Account and you will be able to take the e-Learning courses for free.

Additional Information

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Branch of Geospatial Support
Office of Trust Services, Division of Program Management and Coordination , 13922 Denver West Parkway Building 54, Suite 300 
Lakewood, CO 80401
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT, Monday-Friday