Our Mission: To address issues and concerns relevant to organic inspectors, to provide quality inspector training, and
to promote consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.


IOIA Webinar Schedule


IOIA Webinar
NOP & COR Crop In/Out Balances and Traceability
May 9 & 16, 2018

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 11:00 am (Pacific) 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET

This webinar is a two part series, each are 2 hours in duration.
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Course: Noon, May 4, 2018
Mid-Course: Noon, May 11, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, May 23, 2018

This 200 level course is designed for persons with at least two years of experience in organic inspection or certification review. Course participants preferably will have completed the IOIA Basic Crop Inspection course and are already working as inspectors or reviewers. Participants must have approval from IOIA to sign up for this webinar course if they have not taken a basic IOIA Inspection course and do not have experience inspecting organic crops.

This webinar will allow inspectors and certifiers to further their understanding of the requirements of the NOP and COR standards as they pertain to record keeping on crop farms. This webinar will focus on methodology, practical applications and standardized reporting. The course exercises are designed so that each participant can complete them in either metric or US standard units.

The presenter is experienced organic inspector Monique Scholz of Québec. Monique has been an inspector for over 20 years and she has been training inspectors and industry quality control personnel since 1994.

Cost for the webinar is:
$275 for IOIA members
$300 for non-IOIA members

To pay using PayPal, click here.

Checks or Money Orders must be made out to: International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

To Register: REGISTER HERE

The course is comprised of 2 components:  self-study pre-course and the webinar. The self-study component includes exercises that must be completed and submitted before the course begins. The pre-course exercises are designed to help participants prepare for the webinar. The  pre-course exercises will not be graded.  The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. 

Scheduling: The course may require 2 hours to complete the self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar.

Certificates:  Participants who meet minimum requirements, including turning in the pre-course assignment and attending the webinar will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Letters of Participation:  Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission or who do not meet the criteria to participate in a 200-level course, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
Inspecting Bee Keeping Operations
May 11, 2018

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 12:00 pm (Pacific) 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

This webinar is one session, 3 hours in duration.
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Course: Noon, May 4, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, May 18, 2018

This 250 level webinar includes a pre-course assignment, 3 hour webinar session and a post webinar test. During the first part of the session we will look at year in the life of the domesticated hive and have an overview of the beekeepers’ seasons, in the northern hemisphere. The second part of the session will focus on the primary organic control points and what are we (as inspectors) looking for when inspecting beekeeping operations. The webinar is will use the Canadian organic honey production standards as a baseline.

The presenter is experienced organic inspector Monique Scholz of Québec. Monique has been an inspector for over 20 years and she has been training inspectors and industry quality control personnel since 1994.

Cost for the webinar is:
$175 for IOIA members
$200 for non-IOIA members

To pay using PayPal, click here.

Checks or Money Orders must be made out to: International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

To Register: REGISTER HERE

The course is comprised of 3 components:  self-study pre-course the webinar and a final exam. The self-study component includes exercises that must be completed and submitted before the course begins. The pre-course exercises are designed to help participants prepare for the webinar.  The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. 

Scheduling: The course may require 2 hours to complete the self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar and 1-2 hours to complete the post webinar exam.

Certificates:  Participants who meet minimum requirements, including satisfactory completion of the pre-course assignment and exam and attending the webinar will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Letters of Participation:  Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the pre-course assignment and or the exam will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
IOIA/OMRI NOP Crop Input Materials
May 17, 2018

Start Time:  9:00 a.m. (PDT)
End Time:  12:00 p.m. (PDT)

This is a one session, 3 hour webinar. Enrollment: limited to 20.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Course: Noon, May 11, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, May 24, 2018

IOIA/OMRI NOP Crop Input Materials webinar is an intermediate 200 level course. The course is geared for persons with an understanding of NOP Crop Standards and farm inspection or certification. Course participants preferably will have completed the IOIA Basic Crop course or the IOIA 100 Level NOP Basic Crop Standards webinar course. Previous IOIA/OMRI crop, livestock and processing input material webinars have been evaluated very well by inspectors, reviewers, and, certification agency staff.

OMRI will provide the expertise of lead presenter Johanna Mirenda, OMRI Technical Director.

Participants in this webinar training for the experienced Crops Inspector or Reviewer will:

This course is comprised of 3 components:  pre-course self-study, the webinar, and post webinar evaluation. The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar. The webinar components include; in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers.  The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

Scheduling:  The course may require 2-4 hours to complete self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar and approximately 1-1 ½ hours to complete the exam following the webinar. Precourse self-study exercises will be due May 11, 2018 at noon. The webinar final exam will be due May 24, 2018 at midnight.

If you are interested in participating in the course, but have not completed an IOIA Basic Crop course or the IOIA 100-level NOP Basic Crop Standards webinar course, please contact IOIA before registering.

Cost for Webinar is:
$250 for IOIA members and OMRI subscribers
$275 for IOIA members or OMRI subscribers
$300 for non IOIA/OMRI members/subscribers

To pay for a 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.

To register: REGISTER HERE

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI NOP Crop Inputs Webinar: Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI NOP Crop Inputs Webinar: Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
300 Level Processing – Client Procedures when Using Uncertified Handlers
May 29, 2018

This webinar is one session and is three hours in duration.

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 12:00 pm (Pacific) 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:

Pre-Course: Noon, May 25, 2018

The “Inadequate Procedures When Using Uncertified Vendors – Is this Organic? A Risk-Based Approach” webinar is a 300 level course and is designed as an advanced training for experienced organic processing inspectors, reviewers and program leaders of certifying agencies. If you are not currently working as a reviewer or inspector of processing facilities, please contact IOIA to discuss acceptance into the course.

Presenting the webinar is experienced organic inspector Silke Fuchshofen.

The webinar presentation brings awareness to a too-often overlooked area. It is organized around four concrete examples, works with partial audit trails and procedure diagrams.

This webinar training course will focus on topics including:

At the conclusion of the webinar participants will have better tools for communicating with the client, a heightened awareness of problems with receiving procedures, more skills to probe receiving procedure systems, a thorough understanding of the elements for a solid receiving procedure and they will be more capable in identifying, selecting and completing risk based trace back audits during the inspection.

Cost for the webinar is:
$175 for IOIA members
$200 for non-IOIA members

To Register: REGISTER HERE

Please click here to pay with PayPal.

Checks or Money Orders must be made out to: International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

The course is comprised of 2 components:  self-study pre-course and the webinar. The self-study component includes exercises that must be completed and submitted before the course begins. The pre-course exercises are designed to help participants prepare for the webinar. The  pre-course exercises will not be graded.  The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. 

Scheduling: The course may require 2 hours to complete the self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar.

Certificates:  Participants who meet minimum requirements, including turning in the pre-course assignment and attending the webinar will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Letters of Participation:  Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission or who do not meet the criteria to participate in a 300-level course, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
300 Level Processing – Client Procedures when Using Uncertified Handlers
June 1, 2018

This webinar is one session and is three hours in duration.

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 12:00 pm (Pacific) 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:

Pre-Course: Noon, May 25, 2018

The “Inadequate Procedures When Using Uncertified Vendors – Is this Organic? A Risk-Based Approach” webinar is a 300 level course and is designed as an advanced training for experienced organic processing inspectors, reviewers and program leaders of certifying agencies. If you are not currently working as a reviewer or inspector of processing facilities, please contact IOIA to discuss acceptance into the course.

Presenting the webinar is experienced organic inspector Silke Fuchshofen.

The webinar presentation brings awareness to a too-often overlooked area. It is organized around four concrete examples, works with partial audit trails and procedure diagrams.

This webinar training course will focus on topics including:

At the conclusion of the webinar participants will have better tools for communicating with the client, a heightened awareness of problems with receiving procedures, more skills to probe receiving procedure systems, a thorough understanding of the elements for a solid receiving procedure and they will be more capable in identifying, selecting and completing risk based trace back audits during the inspection.

Cost for the webinar is:
$175 for IOIA members
$200 for non-IOIA members

To Register: REGISTER HERE

Please click here to pay with PayPal.

Checks or Money Orders must be made out to: International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

The course is comprised of 2 components:  self-study pre-course and the webinar. The self-study component includes exercises that must be completed and submitted before the course begins. The pre-course exercises are designed to help participants prepare for the webinar. The  pre-course exercises will not be graded.  The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. 

Scheduling: The course may require 2 hours to complete the self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar.

Certificates:  Participants who meet minimum requirements, including turning in the pre-course assignment and attending the webinar will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Letters of Participation:  Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission or who do not meet the criteria to participate in a 300-level course, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
200 Level Grower Group Inspection and Certification
July 17 & 20, 2018

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET 
End Time: 11:30 a.m. (Pacific) 12:30pm MT, 1:30pm CT, 2:30pm ET 

This webinar is a two part series, each are 2.5 hours in duration. 
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. 

Webinar Assignment Deadlines: 
Pre-Course: Noon, July 13, 2018 
Mid-Course: Noon, July 19, 2018 
Final Exam: Midnight, July 27, 2018 

IOIA Organic Grower Group Inspection and Certification webinar is a 200 level IOIA Training Institute course. This course will focus on organic Grower Group certification and inspection. The first webinar session will cover the history and background of Grower Group certification and will describe in detail the current requirements based on the NOSB 2002 and 2008 recommendations. The second webinar session will provide training on how to prepare, conduct and report an organic inspection of a Grower Group. 

Experienced IOIA Trainer and inspector, Luis Brenes of Costa Rica, will present the course. 

This webinar is designed for inspectors, reviewers, and others interested in learning about Grower Group organic inspection. The training is highly recommended for organic producers, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff. 

Cost for the webinar is:
$275 for IOIA members 
$300 for non-IOIA members 

To Register - REGISTER HERE

Please click here to pay with PayPal. 

Checks or Money Orders must be made out to: International Organic Inspectors Association.

The course is comprised of 4 components:  pre-course self-study assignment, participating in the webinar, group exercises during the webinar, and a final exam. The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar and encourages participants to prepare and explore resources on the web applicable to Grower Group inspection requirements. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with a short exam to evaluate individual learning.

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

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion for Grower Group Inspection and Certification. Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation for Grower Group Inspection and Certification, to document their attendance.
More about the Course Trainer:    

Luis Brenes is an organic inspector and trainer that also dedicates time being a post-grad professor and an organic compliance consultant. With 20 years of experience as an accredited organic, inspector, he has audited farms and food processing facilities throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Married and father of four, Luis is an agronomist with post-graduate studies in tropical Crop Protection that served as an organic extension and on-farm research agent. He also served as E.D. of the National Association for Organic Agriculture of Costa Rica, and as an IOIA BOD member and Chair.


IOIA Webinar
100 Level COR Crop Standards
July 31 & August 3, 2018

This webinar is a two part series and each session is 3 hours in duration.

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 12:00 pm (Pacific) 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Course: Noon, July 27, 2018
Mid-Course: Noon, August 2, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, August 10, 2018

This 100 level webinar training course will cover the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) as it pertains to crop operations. The training will prepare participants to verify compliance with the COR Crop Standard. This course is geared to prepare those who intend to take further training to become organic inspectors or file reviewers and for working inspectors and reviewers who have taken a basic crop inspection course to a standard other than the COR.

It is also recommended for organic handlers, processors, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff. This course can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer.

The presenter is experienced organic inspector and IOIA Trainer, Lisa Pierce, British Columbia, Canada.

This Webinar Training course will cover the areas of inquiry and potential issues when verifying organic crops to meet the requirements of the Canada Organic Regime.

Participants will gain skill in navigating the key documents of the Canada Organic Regime as they relate to crops: the Organic Products Regulations, the General Principles and Management Standards and the Canadian Permitted Substances Lists. Also included are references for crop inspectors, understanding the labeling rules and a review of Canada’s equivalency arrangements with other countries.

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

Checks or Money Orders must be made out to: International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

To pay with PayPal, click here.

To Register: REGISTER HERE

 


IOIA/OMRI Webinar
200 Level NOP Livestock Input Materials
August 7, 2018

This webinar is one session that is 3 hours in duration.

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 12:00 pm (Pacific) 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Course: Noon, August 3, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, August 14, 2018

International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Livestock Input Materials webinar is an intermediate 200 level course. This webinar will cover how OMRI reviews livestock input materials and what livestock inspectors should look for during inspections. The course is geared for persons with an understanding of NOP Livestock Standards and farm inspection or certification. Course participants preferably will have completed the IOIA Basic Crop and/or the Basic Livestock Inspection course(s).

Previous IOIA/OMRI livestock, crop and processing input webinars have been evaluated very highly by inspectors, reviewers, and certification agency staff.

OMRI will provide the technical expertise of lead presenter Johanna Mirenda, OMRI Technical Director.

Participants in this webinar training designed for the experienced Livestock Inspector or Reviewer will increase skills in what a livestock inspector should look for during inspections and gain understanding of input assessment by examining how the OMRI evaluates input materials.

If you are interested in participating in the webinar, but have not completed an IOIA Inspection Training for the Basic Livestock Inspection course, please contact IOIA before registering.

Cost for Webinar is:
$250 for IOIA members and OMRI subscribers
$275 for IOIA members or OMRI subscribers
$300 for non IOIA/OMRI members/subscribers

To pay for a 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.

To register: REGISTER HERE

Scheduling:  The course may require 2-4 hours to complete self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar and approximately 1-1 ½ hours to complete the exam following the webinar.  Self-study exercises will be due August 3 at noon. The webinar final exam will be due August 14 at midnight.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI NOP Livestock Inputs Webinar: Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI NOP Livestock Inputs Webinar: Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
300 Level Processing – Client Procedures when Using Uncertified Handlers
September 4, 2018

This webinar is one session and is three hours in duration.

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 12:00 pm (Pacific) 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:

Pre-Course: Noon, August 31, 2018

The “Inadequate Procedures When Using Uncertified Vendors – Is this Organic? A Risk-Based Approach” webinar is a 300 level course and is designed as an advanced training for experienced organic processing inspectors, reviewers and program leaders of certifying agencies. If you are not currently working as a reviewer or inspector of processing facilities, please contact IOIA to discuss acceptance into the course.

Presenting the webinar is experienced organic inspector Silke Fuchshofen.

The webinar presentation brings awareness to a too-often overlooked area. It is organized around four concrete examples, works with partial audit trails and procedure diagrams.

This webinar training course will focus on topics including:

At the conclusion of the webinar participants will have better tools for communicating with the client, a heightened awareness of problems with receiving procedures, more skills to probe receiving procedure systems, a thorough understanding of the elements for a solid receiving procedure and they will be more capable in identifying, selecting and completing risk based trace back audits during the inspection.

Cost for the webinar is:
$175 for IOIA members
$200 for non-IOIA members

To Register: REGISTER HERE

Please click here to pay with PayPal.

Checks or Money Orders must be made out to: International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

The course is comprised of 2 components:  self-study pre-course and the webinar. The self-study component includes exercises that must be completed and submitted before the course begins. The pre-course exercises are designed to help participants prepare for the webinar. The  pre-course exercises will not be graded.  The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. 

Scheduling: The course may require 2 hours to complete the self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar.

Certificates:  Participants who meet minimum requirements, including turning in the pre-course assignment and attending the webinar will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Letters of Participation:  Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission or who do not meet the criteria to participate in a 300-level course, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
Open Enrollment NOP Processing Standards
September 18 & 21, 2018


This webinar is a two part series, each are 3 hours in duration.

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 12:00 pm (Pacific) 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-course: Noon, September 14, 2018
Mid-Course: Noon, September 20, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, September 28, 2018

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.

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 mid-course, 5 hours of in-class instruction via distance presenter, and a post course exam.

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 NorthAmerica, LatinAmerica, the Caribbean, and Asia.

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

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.

To register:  REGISTER HERE

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


IOIA/COTA Webinar
Open Enrollment IOIA/COTA COR Processing Standards
September 25 & October 2, 2018

This webinar is a two part series, each are 3 hours in duration.

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 12:00 pm (Pacific) 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Course: Noon, September 21, 2018
Mid-Course: Noon, September 28, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, October 9, 2018

This 100 level webinar training course will cover the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) as it pertains to processing operations. The training prepares participants to verify compliance with the COR Processing Standard. This course is geared to prepare those who intend to take further training to become organic inspectors or file reviewers. It is also highly recommended for working inspectors and reviewers who have taken a basic processing inspection course to a standard other than the COR. It is also recommended for organic handlers, processors, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff. This course can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer.

The presenter is experienced organic inspector and IOIA Trainer, Kelly A. Monaghan.

This course will focus on topics including the Organic Products Regulations, the General Principles and Management Standards -The Standard and the Canadian Permitted Substances Lists. Participants will gain skill in navigating the Organic Products Regulations as well as the Standard and PSL, understanding the labeling rules, inspection and certification requirements. It will also cover the issues relating to Canada’s two equivalency arrangements with the USA and the EU.

Cost for Webinar:
$300 for IOIA and COTA members
$325 for IOIA members
$325 for COTA members
$350 for non-IOIA and non-COTA members

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.

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


IOIA/OMRI Webinar
NOP Processing Input Materials
October 18, 2018

This webinar is one session that is 3 hours in duration.

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 12:00 pm (Pacific) 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Course: Noon, October 12, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, October 25, 2018

IOIA/OMRI Processing Input Materials webinar is an intermediate 200 level course. The course is geared for persons with an understanding of NOP Processing Standards and processing inspection or certification. Course participants preferably will have completed the IOIA Basic Processing course or the IOIA 100-level NOP Basic Processing Standards webinar course. Previous IOIA/OMRI crop, livestock and processing input material webinars have been evaluated very well by inspectors, reviewers, and, certification agency staff.

OMRI will provide the technical expertise of lead presenter Johanna Mirenda, OMRI Technical Director.

Participants will increase skills in what a processing inspector should look for during inspections and gain understanding of input assessment by examining how the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) evaluates input materials.

If you are interested in the course but have not completed the IOIA Basic Processing Inspection Training course or the IOIA 100 Level NOP Basic Processing Standards webinar course, please contact IOIA before registering.

Cost for the webinar is:
$250 for IOIA members and OMRI subscribers
$275 for IOIA members or OMRI subscribers
$300 for non IOIA/OMRI members/subscribers


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.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI Processing Inputs Webinar: Certificate of Completion. Students who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI Processing Inputs Webinar: Letter of Participation to document their attendance.


IOIA/OMRI Webinar
IOIA/OMRI COR Processing and Handling Input Materials
November 6, 2018

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (PDT)
End Time:  12:00 p.m. (PDT)

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Course: Noon, November 2, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, November 13, 2018

This is a 3 hour webinar. Enrollment: limited to 20.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

IOIA/OMRI COR Processing and Handling Input Materials Update webinar is an intermediate 200 level course. The course is geared for persons with an understanding of COR Processing and Handling  Standards and processing inspection or certification.

Course participants preferably will have completed the IOIA Basic Processing course or the IOIA 100-level COR Basic Processing Standards webinar course. Previous IOIA/OMRI crop, livestock and processing input material webinars have been evaluated very highly by inspectors, reviewers, and certification agency staff.

OMRI will provide the expertise of lead presenter Johanna Mirenda, OMRI Technical Director.

Participants in this webinar training for experienced Processing and Handling Inspector or Reviewer will:

  1. Increase skills in what an inspector should look for during inspections related to input materials, and
  2. Gain understanding of input material assessment by examining how the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) evaluates input materials. 

Cost for Webinar:
$250 for participants who are both an IOIA member and an OMRI subscriber
$275 for participants who are either an IOIA member or an OMRI subscriber
$300 for non IOIA/OMRI members/subscribers (registration includes a subscription to OMRI) 

To pay for a 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.

To register:  REGISTER HERE

This course is comprised of 3 components:  pre-course self-study, the webinar, and post webinar evaluation. The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar. The webinar components include; in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers.  The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

Scheduling:  The course may require 2-4 hours to complete self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar and approximately 1-1 ½ hours to complete the exam following the webinar.  Pre-course self-study exercises will be due at noon November 2, 2018. The webinar final exam will be due November 13, 2018 at midnight.

If you are interested in participating in the course, but have not completed an IOIA Basic COR Processing regulation course or the IOIA 100-level COR Basic Processing Standards Webinar course, please contact IOIA before registering.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI COR Processing and Handling Input Materials Update Webinar: Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI COR Processing and Handling Input Materials Update Webinar: Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
Livestock Feed Audits, Grazing and Non Grazing Season
December 3 & 5, 2018

This webinar is two sessions, each 2.5 hours in duration.

Start Time: 10:00 am (Pacific) 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET
End Time: 12:30 pm (Pacific) 1:30 pm MT, 2:30 pm CT, 3:30 pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:

Pre-Course: Noon, November 30, 2018
Mid-Course: Noon, December 4, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, December 12, 2018

This 200 level course is geared for inspectors, reviewers and organic program managers with an understanding of livestock inspection and review. Participants must have approval from IOIA to sign up for this webinar course if they have not taken the Basic IOIA Livestock Inspection course or a 100-level Livestock Standards Webinar.

Livestock Feed Audits will be taught by experienced organic inspectors Jonda Crosby and Nate Powell-Palm. Jonda and Nate both are livestock inspectors, have been certified organic operators - Nate with a multi-species livestock operation and Jonda as a crop farmer and livestock feed handler.

The Livestock Feed Audits webinar training course will include organic certification requirements to the NOP Standards. This course will specifically cover topics to prepare webinar participants to evaluate organic certification requirements for ruminant and non-ruminant livestock operations in the following areas:

Feed:

Feeding and Pasture Systems:
DMD and feed consumption for:


Computing feed audits for:

Cost for the webinar is:
$275 for IOIA members
$300 for non-IOIA members

To pay with PayPal, click here.

Checks or Money Orders must be made out to: International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

To Register: REGISTER HERE

This course is comprised of 3 components: pre-course assignment, midcourse assignment, the webinar, and post webinar exam. The webinar components include; in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

Scheduling: The course may require 2-4 hours to complete the pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar, 1-2 hours for the mid-course assignment and approximately 1-2 hour to complete the exam following the webinar. Pre-course assignment is due by noon November 30, 2018. The Mid-course by 12 noon December 4 and the final exam is due December 12, 2018 at midnight.

Participants who meet passing requirements for required assignments and the final exam will receive a Livestock Feed Audits webinar: Certificate of Completion. Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a Livestock Feed Audits webinar: Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
200 Level Processing-Audit Trail/Balance:
Processing In/Out Balances, Traceability & Recipe Verification
December 4 & 11, 2018


This webinar is a two part series, each are 2 hours in duration.

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific) 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
End Time: 11:00 am (Pacific) 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Course: Noon, November 30, 2018
Mid-Course: Noon, December 7, 2018
Final Exam: Midnight, December 18, 2018

This webinar allows inspectors and certifiers to further their understanding of the requirements of the NOP and COR standards as they pertain to record-keeping in the processing environment, with an emphasis on methodology, practical applications and standardized reporting.

The presenter is experienced organic inspector and IOIA Trainer, Kelly A. Monaghan.

This course is designed for persons with at least two years of experience in organic inspection or certification review experience. Course participants preferably will have completed an IOIA Basic Inspection course and or are already working as inspectors or reviewers. Participants must have approval from IOIA to sign up for this webinar course, if they have not taken the basic IOIA processing inspection course, or do not have experience inspecting processing facilities.

This course is comprised of four components: pre-course and midcourse assignments, the webinar, and a post webinar exam. Final grade for this webinar course is a combination of the scores received on the pre-course, mid-course and final exam.

Participants who meet passing requirements for required assignments and the final exam receive an IOIA webinar, Certificate of Completion. Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, receive a Letter of Participation.

Cost for Webinar:
$275 for IOIA members
$300 for non-IOIA members

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.

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.