Field Services and Education now offers a variety of free online training in AFGE Learn (LMS).

Members can now access introductory training anytime in AFGE Learn and earn a virtual badge for trainings they complete at their own pace!

New Leaders Essentials

New Leaders Essentials is a self-paced training module that can be completed online at AFGE Learn. This is an introductory level course and is available to any member interested in learning more about the roles and responsibilities of leadership in their AFGE local. Upon completion of the quizzes at the end of each module, participants will be awarded a New Leaders Essentials Badge in their personal profile in AFGE Learn.

What you will learn:

  • Key terms and concepts integral to the bargainer’s role and responsibilities under Title 5
  • The rules and requirements of collective bargaining under 5 U.S.C Chapter 71
  • Common legal strategies used in federal collective bargaining

Stewards Essentials

This is a self-paced training module that can be completed online at AFGE Learn. This course includes eight online modules that review the roles and responsibilities of an AFGE Steward. You will be awarded a Stewards Essentials Badge upon completion of all quiz questions.

What you will learn:

  • The duties and responsibilities of an AFGE Steward and union representative
  • How Chapter 71 of the United States Code, “the Statute,” impacts your role and rights as an AFGE steward
  • How to distinguish between a formal and informal meeting
  • What constitutes a grievance and the five steps of handling a grievance
  • How to communicate with employees in the workplace

Bargaining Essentials (Currently in Development)

This is a self-paced training module that can be completed online at AFGE Learn. This introductory course is designed to explain your legal right to bargain collectively under 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71. Upon successful completion of the quizzes at the end of each module, participants will be awarded a Bargaining Essentials Badge in their personal profile in AFGE Learn.

What you will learn:

  • Key terms and concepts integral to the bargainer’s role and responsibilities under Title 5
  • The rules and requirements of collective bargaining under 5 U.S.C Chapter 71
  • Common legal strategies used in federal collective bargaining

Financial Officers Essentials (Currently in Development)

This is a self-paced training module that can be completed online at AFGE Learn. It is designed to provide Local officers with essential knowledge needed to competently perform the duties and responsibilities required by law as a financially responsible party. Essentials training is designed to familiarize new officers with the fiduciary duties and legal requirements associated with their position

What you will learn:

  • Roles and responsibilities as defined by the LMRDA and IRS
  • How to safeguard local union assets
  • Navigating the LM reporting process and filing IRS Form 990

Accessing AFGE Learn:

Many of these courses are located on AFGE Learn, the organization's learning management system (LMS). Use your afge.org web account username (email) and password to access AFGE Learn.

To login to AFGE Learn click below:

Login to LMS

(Note: You can also bookmark www.afge.org/lms)

Creating an AFGE.org Account:

If you, do not have an AFGE.org account, see the instructions below.

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