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USDA Permits

This course covers USDA permits for plant pests, soils, and veterinary services.


About this Course


USDA Permits discusses the import, transit, and release of regulated: plants pests, plant pathogens, plants, and plant products; soils; and animal pathogens, animal products, and etiologic agents.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Researchers Importing and/or Transporting Regulated and Unregulated Etiologic Agents and/or Soils, Researchers Importing and/or Transporting Regulated and Unregulated Plants and Plant Pests or Pathogens, Researchers Importing and/or Transporting Regulated and Unregulated Animal Pathogens or Products

Organizational Subscription Price: Included in additional $500 annual subscription fee for Biosafety and Biosecurity
Independent Learner Price: $110 per person


Course Content


Toggle Content USDA Permits: Plant Pest New/Updated Badge

Introduces the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) plant permits. It provides basic information about PPQ import and transport permits for plant pests, plant pathogens, plants, and plant products. It also discusses the requirements and best practices to apply for a PPQ permit, as well as what to expect during a PPQ inspection.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 17256 (English)
Author(s): Betsy Matos, PhD - Iowa State University; Steven Ziegenfuss, BSc - Iowa State University

Toggle Content USDA Permits: Soils New/Updated Badge

Serves as an overview of the different U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) soil permits. It provides learners with basic information on when and why soil permits are required for research purposes, as well as who is required to have them.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 17257 (English)
Author(s): Betsy Matos, PhD - Iowa State University; Steven Ziegenfuss, BSc - Iowa State University

Toggle Content USDA Permits: Veterinary Services (VS) New/Updated Badge

Introduces the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) permits. It provides basic knowledge about VS import and transport permits for animal pathogens, animal products, and etiologic agents. It also discusses the requirements to apply for a permit.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 17258 (English)
Author(s): Betsy Matos, PhD - Iowa State University; Steven Ziegenfuss, BSc - Iowa State University