IOIA Live Online Training Schedule

Given the concerns regarding health safety, IOIA has made the decision to offer live online training courses in lieu of our normal onsite events, with a virtual field trip component on Day 3 and Day 4. The three-hour exam will be on the morning of Day 5. Participants will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the 4.5-day course.


June 8-12, 2020 - Live Online Basic Processing Inspection Training

June 22-26, 2020 - Live Online Basic Crop Inspection Training

July 6-10, 2020 - Live Online Basic Livestock Inspection Training

July 20-24, 2020 - Live Online Basic Processing Inspection Training


June 8-12, 2020
Live Online Basic Processing Inspection Training

To take this course, you must complete a 100-level NOP Processing Standards Webinar (2 sessions of 3 hours each). Separate registration is required for this webinar unless previously completed. Additional Requirements for the course include participant reliable internet, a computer, and computer literacy.

Course Description:

The course provides basic level training to develop skills required for inspecting and reporting on the management of an organic processing production unit according to a specified set of standards. For courses conducted in the United States, the standard is usually the USDA, National Organic Program (NOP). However, this basic organic processing inspection course may also be presented using other standards as required (please contact the IOIA office).

In addition, participants will be introduced to topics such as global organic certification, report writing, and inspecting as a career. These and other topics are meant to provide historical background, more in-depth knowledge and awareness of current trends in the industry.

Application Deadline is May 4, 2020.

Detailed Course Information - PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING
Registration and Application is a 3-step process.

Course Agenda

This course is full.


June 22-26, 2020
Live Online Basic Crop Inspection Training

To take this course, you must complete a 100-level NOP Crop Standards Webinar (2 sessions of 3 hours each). Separate registration is required for this webinar unless previously completed. Additional Requirements for the course include participant reliable internet, a computer, and computer literacy.

Training Goal

To enable participants to use appropriate skills and knowledge gained from this course to enhance their personal or professional activities in the organic sector.

Course Description:

The course provides basic level training to develop skills required for inspecting and reporting on the management of an organic crop production unit according to a specified set of standards. For courses conducted in the United States, the standard is usually the USDA, National Organic Program (NOP). However, this basic organic crop inspection course may also be presented using other standards as required (please contact the IOIA office).

In addition, participants will be introduced to topics such as global organic certification, biodiversity, soil fertility management, and inspecting as a career. These and other topics are meant to provide historical background, more in-depth knowledge and awareness of current trends in the industry.

Application Deadline is May 18, 2020.

Detailed Course Information - PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING
Registration and Application is a 3-step process.

Course Agenda


July 6-10, 2020
Live Online Basic Livestock Inspection Training

To take this course, you must complete a 100-level NOP Livestock Standards Webinar (2 sessions of 3 hours each). Separate registration is required for this webinar unless previously completed. Additional Requirements for the course include participant reliable internet, a computer, and computer literacy.

Course Description:

The course provides basic level training to develop skills required for inspecting and reporting on the management of an organic livestock production unit according to a specified set of standards. For courses conducted in the United States, the standard is usually the USDA, National Organic Program (NOP). However, this basic organic livestock inspection course may also be presented using other standards as required (please contact the IOIA office).

In addition, participants will be introduced to topics such as global organic certification, report writing, and inspecting as a career. These and other topics are meant to provide historical background, more in-depth knowledge and awareness of current trends in the industry.

Application Deadline is June 4, 2020.

Detailed Course Information - PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING
Registration and Application is a 3-step process.

Course Agenda


July 20-24, 2020
Live Online Basic Processing Inspection Training

To take this course, you must complete a 100-level NOP Processing Standards Webinar (2 sessions of 3 hours each). Separate registration is required for this webinar unless previously completed. Additional Requirements for the course include participant reliable internet, a computer, and computer literacy.

Course Description:

The course provides basic level training to develop skills required for inspecting and reporting on the management of an organic processing production unit according to a specified set of standards. For courses conducted in the United States, the standard is usually the USDA, National Organic Program (NOP). However, this basic organic processing inspection course may also be presented using other standards as required (please contact the IOIA office).

In addition, participants will be introduced to topics such as global organic certification, report writing, and inspecting as a career. These and other topics are meant to provide historical background, more in-depth knowledge and awareness of current trends in the industry.

Application Deadline is June 19, 2020.

Detailed Course Information - PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING
Registration and Application is a 3-step process.

Course Agenda