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IOIA Webinar Schedule

IOIA Webinar
NOP Processing Standards
March 13, & 16, 2018

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
End Time: 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time

This webinar is a two part series, each are 3 hours in duration. The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

This basic 100 level webinar training course will prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Processing Standards. The course is designed as an essential session for the Processing Inspector or Reviewer. It is highly recommended for organic handlers, processors, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff and can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer. This course is also geared to prepare those who intend to take further training to become organic inspectors or file reviewers.

The IOIA Trainer for this webinar is Luis Brenes. Luis has 19 years of experience as an accredited organic inspector and has audited farms and food processing facilities throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia.

This Webinar Training course will focus on topics including the National List of approved ingredients both natural and synthetic. It will also cover labeling, inspection, and certification requirements. Participants will gain skill in navigating the regulations. The training includes pre-course assignment and reading, a mid course assignment, 5 hours of in-class instruction via distance presenter, and a post course exam.

Cost for the webinar:
$325 for IOIA members
$350 for non IOIA members

To register:  REGISTER HERE

To pay for the webinar with PayPal, please click here.
Checks or Money Orders must be made out to:
International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

Scheduling: The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-course and mid-course exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-course: Noon, March, 8, 2018
Mid-Course: Noon, March 15, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, March. 23, 2018

This course is comprised of 4 components: self-study pre-course and mid-course assignments, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. The self-study components include exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar presentations for day 1 and day 2. The self-study component encourages participants to prepare and explore resources on the web applicable to organic processing inspection and review. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an IOIA NOP Organic Processing Standards Webinar: Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive an IOIA NOP Organic Processing Standards Webinar: Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.

The criteria to receive a "Certificate of Completion" are as follows:

  1. Successfully complete the Pre-course Assignment.
  2. Participation in the Webinar, and mid course homework.
  3. Receive a passing grade on the Post Webinar Exam.

All other participants will receive a Letter of Participation.

The two webinar sessions are each 3 hours long, with two short breaks.
Webinar enrollment is limited to 20.

The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

Watch upcoming IOIA newsletters and this page for details as these and other trainings develop.