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DTS Training Description and Schedule
Defense Travel System User CourseOrganizational Defense Travel Administrator (ODTA)
Location: Root Hall, Room 204Location:  Root Hall, Room 204
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This on-demand course covers an introduction to DTS, followed by a hands-on exercise in creating a Travel Authorization and a Travel Voucher. It also covers many of the NPS local rules and policies involved with using DTS. 

This class, and the ODTA class on the right, are both required prior to being designated an ODTA. 

Any comments, questions and suggestions, or to sign up for training, send e-mail to the DTS Instructor at




Programs & Policies - Travel Policies--DTMO Travel Explorer web site

Available at

This online course is required for all travelers before traveling. 1 July 2015. It is also required by all AOs and ODTAs. Instructions for accessing the web site and taking the course are located  here.

"ODTA. Other individuals within local organizations, who work with the LDTA and/or FDTA to assist new personnel in self-registering in DTS, assist travelers with the use of DTS, and ensure efficient use of the Help Desk processes. ODTAs will be required to complete the  DTS ODTA Course given as required by the DTS Instructor. 

Upon completion of this course, each ODTA candidate will be given a practical test during which they will have to successfully create a travel authorization and a travel voucher using input from the instructor. 

Upon successful completion of this test, the instructor will request the NPS DTS help desk to grant group access so that the ODTA can create DTS documents for supported travelers.

The ODTA class covers a description of DTS traveler self-registration, DTS administration, the duties of an ODTA, and a description of the administrative modules available to the ODTA. The class size is limited to twelve students.

Any comments, questions and suggestions, or to sign up for training, send e-mail to the DTS Instructor at


DTS Authorizing Official (AO)

Schedule:  One-on-one basis

This one-on-one training is appropriate for those in management positions who will approve travel authorizations for travelers on their staffs. This training session includes a review of the rules of travel from the JTR/JFTR, and a hands-on exercise in approving an authorization.

To sign up for this training, send e-mail to the DTS Instructor at

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