Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for EXCEL Training?

Click here to register for the 2023 EXCEL Training Conference.
It is highly recommended that you register in advance for the conference. Late registration will be accepted based on availability. Space is limited, so it is advisable to register early.

How do I pay for the EXCEL Conference?

You may pay using ACH, Amazon, Pay Pal and Debit/Credit via Pay.Gov. You may click here for the instructions.

Federal Government Enrollee's Using IPAC (Intra governmental payment and collection): Federal agencies must complete the EEOC’s Inter Agency Agreement Form (IAA Form ) along with a separate registration form for each registrant. All Registrants should bring a copy of their confirmation email with them to the conference.
To request an invoice, please email In the subject line, put Requesting Invoice – 2023 EXCEL Training Conference

When and where do I pick up my EXCEL Training badge?

The new vFairs Badge Printing app takes makes it easier for you to print badges for checking-in attendees at your event. Users arrive at the event site, simply scan a QR code, and have themselves an event badge, in a matter of minutes! Here's a video to show you how seamlessly it works.
You may pick up your badge at the EXCEL Registration table.

Is there a mobile app for the conference?

Yes, you may download the mobile app in advance of the conference. You may down the vfairs mobile clicking here. Also, at the conference you may scan the 2023 EXCEL QR Code to download the mobile app.

Where is 2023 EXCEL Training being held?

The 2023 EXCEL Training is being held at the Mariott Marquiss in downtown, Washington, DC. The address is 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA, 20001

When will the Opening Keynote for EXCEL Training 2023 be announced?

Please follow us on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for updates.

Are there any special hotel discounts, like per diem rates, available to EXCEL Training attendees?

Federal and Non-Federal Rate are $172 single/double + taxes. Rooms must be booked by July 9, 2023. To reserve you room click here.

Who is the target audience for this training conference?

The target audience for the training conference are Equal Employment Opportunity and Human Resources Personnel, Diversity and Inclusion and legal professionals and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners from federal agencies, unions, private organizations, and local and state governments.

Do I have to be a federal employee to attend?

No. EXCEL is for professionals eager to learn leading EEO and diversity and inclusion practices that will positively impact your workplace.

How do I obtain a letter of justification to attend?

The letter of justification can be downloaded here.

How can I obtain a W-9 or SAMS – Cage Code – Duns Form?

To obtain the documents, please click on the appropriate form below:

I registered for EXCEL Training but now I’m unable to attend. Can I receive a refund for my registration fee?

Cancelations and Refunds for the EXCEL Training Conference:

  • By the Registrant – to qualify for refunds, all cancelations must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the event. Refunds are subject to a $35.00 processing fee. No shows do not qualify for refunds.
  • By the EEOC Training Institute – if events are canceled, the Training Institute notifies you and provides a full refund.

I am unable to attend. May I send a substitution?

Substitution(s) of attendees must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the beginning of the event. The Training Institute needs the following information: event name and date; names of the registrant and substitute; and contact information.

Will I earn CLE’s for my attendance at the conference?

CLE credit is available from most states. The 2023 EXCEL Conference CLE a applications for Virgina State Bar is pending. Check back for more details.

How do I get CLE credit for attending?

EEOC will only apply for CLE credit from Virginia, therefore attorneys seeking CLE credits in other states must apply separately. Participants are provided with a Uniform Certificate of Attendance form that they send, along with an application, to their state’s Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.

Does the conference meet the EEO refresher requirements for Counselors and Investigators?

Participants attending the EXCEL Pre-Conference will meet the EEO refresher requirements for Counselors and Investigators. Also, those attending the full conference and seeking credit must register at the EXCEL registration desk.

Has the conference been approved for HRCI recertification credit?

Application will be made for HRCI recertification credit for the 2023 EXCEL Conference. Please check back for details.

How long after the EXCEL Conference will I receive my Certificate of Completion?

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the conference.

How do I request an accommodation or dietary requests while attending EXCEL Training?

Identify your need for a disability accommodation and/or dietary restrictions on the registration form and an EEOC staff will contact you.

How to request permission to attend EXCEL?

To request permission to attend the EXCEL conference, you may use the justification letter template. Please click here for the justification letter