About the NIH Training Center


NIHTC Team Photo

The NIH Training Center (NIHTC) is your dedicated resource for NIH-specific training, professional development programs and customized workforce education solutions. Our mission is to advance the NIH’s research mission by supporting and developing employees across NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers.

As partners in science, the NIH Training Center helps the NIH community meet present and future challenges by offering valuable learning experiences that empower employees to maximize performance and achieve their full potential. Some of our partners are: CIT Training, Federal Executive and the Management Development Centers, Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), NIH Library Training Catalog, and Office of Personnel Managment (OPM)

View our News section to view featured courses, read the Highlights newsletter, or join the listserv so you are always up on the latest news. If you coordinate training in your office, learn more about the NIH Training Collaborative Forum. Contact us to learn more.

To learn more about our Locations and Program Managers, please click on headings below.

Our Locations, Building Access and Security

Wondering where our classes take place? The NIHTC has two locations:

White Flint III: NIH identification is required to enter 11601 Landsdown Street. Employees from other agencies must go through security.

Natcher: The main parking in the Natcher Conference center is located in a parking garage under the building and requires an NIH Parking Permit. There is an additional security checkpoint required for parking under the building. We recommend that you allow an additional 15 minutes of your travel time to ensure arrival before the start of your class.

Location & Address Room Number NIH Shuttle Service Driving Directions & Parking
White Flint III
11601 Landsdown St
WF 1 - 1st Floor
WF 2 - 1st Floor
WF 3 - 1st floor

Shuttle service from the NIH campus to White Flint via the Fishers Lane Shuttle

White Flint Metro Parking (Must use SmartTrip card to exit parking lot.)
Natcher Conference Center/Building 45 9000 Rockville Pike NT1 and NCC Enter through Natcher cafeteria to access classrooms

Participants traveling from outside campus can catch one of the following shuttles:
Rockledge (Green Line)Montrose (Yellow Line)

Executive Plaza Route (Orange Line)
Fishers Lane Route (Blue Line)

The Natcher Conference Center has its own parking garage. Drive through the tented checkpoint to have your vehicle checked/swiped and obtain a parking slip to enter Natcher parking.

White Flint Directions and Parking

Metro Rail

Metro is the most convenient form of transportation to our 11601 Landsdown Street NIHTC location. The White Flint stop is only two stops from the NIH main campus on the Red Line.

There are shuttle services from the NIH campus to White Flint via Fishers LaneExecutive Boulevard, and Montrose Road.


NIH Parking Sign

There is no parking for students or instructors at the White Flint building. Please do not park under the building.

The White Flint Metro garage is located behind the building. Parking is $8.70 per day with a SmarTrip card or credit card. If you need to park directly at the Metro, please arrange for a SmarTrip card through your IC or administrative office in advance of your visit.

There is a free satellite Nicholson parking lot 0.2 miles from the building, which is a 8-10 minute walk. The NIH parking entrance is on Nicholson Lane. Do NOT park at the Atlantic Parking lot which costs $6.00. The Woodglen parking lot is around the corner on Nicholson Lane. All cars with NIH hang tags are permitted to park in the Woodglen parking lot. If you do not have an NIH hang tag, request a daily permit by contacting the Training Center via an email to NIHTrainingCenter@nih.gov.

Nicholson Parking Lot Aerial