Education
The Commission serves as an information resource for Congress, the executive branch, the courts, criminal justice practitioners, the academic community, and the public. The Commission provides seminars, workshops, training programs, and other online resources on guideline application and other federal sentencing issues. You will find many of these resources available below.

 

Coronavirus Update

The 2020 National Seminar is cancelled and all in-person training programs are postponed until further notice.
We will continue to monitor guidance from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and the Office of Personnel Management in determining when in-person training can resume.

Our HelpLine remains fully operational.
If you need assistance, please call us at 202-502-4545. We will make every effort to return your call within 48 hours.

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In the Spotlight
The Office of Education and Sentencing Practice continues to develop new online learning resources to assist judges, probation officers, law clerks, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and others in understanding and applying the guidelines.

Featured Resources
The following resources are available to assist judges, probation officers, law clerks, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and others in understanding and applying the guidelines. The Commission offers a variety of materials, including decision trees, eLearning courses, primers, and worksheets.

 

Searching by Training Topic
Our training office provides resources for seasoned practitioners and those new to federal sentencing. You can find materials on the basics of criminal history and relevant conduct to more advanced topics including grouping principles and the categorical approach. Browse all of the Commission's training materials by training topic below.