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IOIA Webinar Schedule


IOIA Webinar
In/Out Balances and Traceability Tests for Crop Inspection under NOP and COR
February 19 & 26, 2016

Start Time:  8:00 a.m. (PDT)
End Time:  10:00 a.m. (PDT)

In/Out Balances and Traceability Tests for Crop Inspection under NOP and COR
webinar is a 200 level course. This webinar will be presented in two, 2 hour sessions. The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP. Enrollment is limited to 20.

This webinar will allow inspectors and certifiers to further their understanding of the requirements of the NOP and COR standards as they pertain to recordkeeping 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.

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. 

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. Follow this IOIA Trainer link for more information about Monique Scholz's professional capacity.


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

To register:  

To pay for the webinar with PayPal: please click here.

This course is comprised of 4 components: pre-course self-study, a midcourse assignment, the webinar, and post webinar exam.
The course will have a pre-course assignment. The course will be delivered in two, 2 hour sessions, with one week in between to allow for individual completion of a mid-session assignment. Final grades for this webinar course will be a combination of the scores received on the pre-course, mid course and final exam.

The pre-course assignment will present a case study, some discussion questions and an initial exercise to validate production records against sales, inventory and crops used on farm.

The first webinar session will review regulatory requirements, present good practices and methods for in/out balances, and present a standardized in/out balancing reporting format.  Pre-course discussion points and the exercise will be reviewed. Mid session exercises will be assigned.

The second webinar session will cover how to conduct traceability tests on a crop farm environment and use a standardized reporting format for such tests. Mid-session exercises will be reviewed.

The final exam will have short answer questions and exercises based on a case study: in/out balance and traceability.

Participants who meet passing requirements for required assignments and the final exam will receive an IOIA webinar, Certificate of Completion for “In/Out Balances and Traceability Tests for Crop Inspection under NOP and COR”.  Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive an IOIA webinar, “In/Out Balances and Traceability Tests for Crop Inspection under NOP and COR”, Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.

Scheduling: The course may require 2-4 hours to complete the self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar, 2-3 hours to complete the mid course assignment and approximately 1-2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar. Self-study exercises will be due February 17, 2016 at noon. The webinar exam will be due March 5, 2016 at midnight.


IOIA Webinar
NOP Processing Standards
March 22 & 24, 2016

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 Stanley Edwards, of Utah. Stanley has 16 years of experience in organic inspection, technical review, training and consulting. For more information about IOIA Trainer, Stanley Edwards, click here.

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 reading and an 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:

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 2-4 hours to complete the 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 exercises will be due March 20, 2016 at noon. The webinar exam will be due March 31, 2016 at midnight.

This course is comprised of 3 components: self-study, webinar, and evaluation. The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar. 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 25.
The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.


IOIA Webinar
NOP Organic Crop Standards
April 20 & 22, 2016

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

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 25. The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

The NOP Organic Crop Standards webinar is a 100 level course and is designed to prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Crop Standards. This webinar training course will focus on topics including the National List of allowed synthetic and prohibited natural inputs for crop production. Participants will also gain skill in understanding and navigating the NOP regulations.

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 organic producers, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff and can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer.

Experienced IOIA Trainer and organic inspector Garry Lean, and/or IOIA Executive Director Margaret Scoles will present the course. Garry and Margaret have over 40 years of organic inspection and teaching experience, farm and ranch ownership/management and formal agricultural training in agroecology, soils and agronomy.

Cost for the Webinar: $350, with a $25 discount for IOIA members.

To Register, click here: 

To pay for the webinar with PayPal, please click here.
To pay IOIA with a Check or Money Order make the check out to International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

The course is comprised of 3 components: self-study, webinar, and evaluation. 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 NOP website applicable to organic crop standards. 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.

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 April 18, 2016 at noon. The webinar exam will be due April 29, 2016 at midnight.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion for NOP Organic Crop Standards Training. Students 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 NOP Organic Crop Standards Training, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
USDA NOP Organic Livestock Standards
April 27 & 29, 2016

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

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 25.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

This webinar is a 100 level course will prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Livestock Standards. This webinar training course will focus on topics including the National List of allowed synthetic and prohibited natural inputs for livestock production. Participants will also gain skill in understanding and navigating the NOP regulations.

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 organic producers, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff and can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer.

Experienced IOIA Trainer and organic inspector Garry Lean, will present the course.

Cost for the webinar is: $350, with a $25 discount for IOIA members.

To Register click here:

To pay for the webinar with PayPal:  please  click here
To pay IOIA with a Check or Money Order make the check out to International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

This course is comprised of 4 components:  pre-course self-study, midcourse exercises, 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, 1 hour to complete the midcourse and approximately 1-1 ½ hours to complete the exam following the webinar.  Self-study exercises will be due April 18, 2016 by noon. The webinar exam will be due April 29, 2016 at midnight.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an NOP Organic Livestock 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 NOP Organic Livestock Standards Webinar: Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
Canada Organic Regime Crop Standards
May 31 & June 2, 2016


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

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 25.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

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. Previous IOIA webinars have been evaluated very well by inspectors, reviewers, and, certification agency staff. 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 will be references helpful for crop inspectors, understanding the labeling rules and a review of Canada’s equivalency arrangements with other countries.

Cost for Webinar:
$325 for IOIA members, $350 for non IOIA members

Payment for the Webinar:
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.

Registration:
To register: 

The course is comprised of 3 components:  self-study, webinar, and evaluation.  The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar and encourages participants to prepare and explore resources related to COR crop standards.  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.

Scheduling: The course may require 2-4 hours to complete self-study pre-course exercises in advance  e of the webinar and approximately 1-1 ½ hours to complete the exam following the webinar. Self-study exercises will be due May 27, 2016 at midnight. The webinar exam will be due June 9, 2016 at midnight.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion for Canada Organic Regime Crop Standard. Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a Letter of Participation for Canada Organic Regime Crop Standard to document their participation.


IOIA Webinar
NOP Processing Standards
August 23 & 25, 2016


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 Stanley Edwards, of Utah. Stanley has 16 years of experience in organic inspection, technical review, training and consulting. For more information about IOIA Trainer, Stanley Edwards, click here

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 reading and an 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:

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 2-4 hours to complete the 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 exercises will be due August 21, 2016 at noon. The webinar exam will be due September 1, 2016 at midnight.

This course is comprised of 3 components: self-study, webinar, and evaluation. The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar. 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 25.
The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.


IOIA Training Webinar
IOIA/COTA Canada Organic Regime Processing Standard
September 15 & 22, 2016

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

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 25.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

This 100 level webinar training course will cover the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) as it pertains to processing operations. The training will prepare 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 Webinar Training 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

Payment for the Webinar:
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.

Registration:
To register: 

The course is comprised of 3 components:  self-study, webinar, and evaluation. The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar and encourages participants to prepare and explore a resources related to COR crop standards. 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.

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 September 13, 2016 at noon. The webinar exam will be due September 29, 2016 at midnight.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an IOIA/COTA Certificate of Completion for Canadian Organic Regime Processing Standard. Participants who attend but opt out of assignments, the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a Letter of Participation for Canadian Organic Regime Processing Standard to document their participation.


IOIA Webinar
NOP Organic Crop Standards
October 12 & 14, 2016

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

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 25.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

The NOP Organic Crop Standards webinar is a 100 level course and is designed to prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Crop Standards. This webinar training course will focus on topics including the National List of allowed synthetic and prohibited natural inputs for crop production. Participants will also gain skill in understanding and navigating the NOP regulations.

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 organic producers, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff and can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer.

Experienced IOIA Trainer and organic inspector Garry Lean, and/or IOIA Executive Director Margaret Scoles will present the course. Garry and Margaret have over 40 years of organic inspection and teaching experience, farm and ranch ownership/management and formal agricultural training in agroecology, soils and agronomy.

Cost for the Webinar  $350, with a $25 discount for IOIA members.

To Register click here: 

To pay for the webinar:
To pay for the webinar with PayPal, please click here.
To pay IOIA with a Check or Money Order make the check out to International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

The course is comprised of 3 components:  self-study, webinar, and evaluation. 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 NOP website applicable to organic crop standards. 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.

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 noon, October 10, 2016. The webinar exam will be due October 21, 2016 at midnight.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion for NOP Organic Crop Standards Training. Students 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 NOP Organic Crop Standards Training, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
USDA NOP Organic Livestock Standards
October 19 & 21, 2016

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

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 25.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

This webinar is a 100 level course will prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Livestock Standards. This webinar training course will focus on topics including the National List of allowed synthetic and prohibited natural inputs for livestock production. Participants will also gain skill in understanding and navigating the NOP regulations.

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 organic producers, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff and can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer.

Experienced IOIA Trainer and organic inspector Garry Lean, will present the course.

Cost for the webinar is: $350, with a $25 discount for IOIA members.

To Register click here:
To pay for the webinar with PayPal:  please click here.
To pay IOIA with a Check or Money Order make the check out to International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

This course is comprised of 4 components:  pre-course self-study, midcourse exercises, 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, 1 hour to complete the midcourse and approximately 1-1 ½ hours to complete the exam following the webinar.  Self-study exercises will be due October 17, 2016 by noon. The webinar exam will be due October 28, 2016 by midnight.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an NOP Organic Livestock 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 NOP Organic Livestock Standards Webinar: Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.