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.


September 14 - 18, 2020 - Live Online Basic Crop Inspection Training
October 5 - 9, 2020 - Live Online Basic Processing Inspection Training
October 26 - 30, 2020 - Live Online Basic Crop Inspection Training
November 16 - 20, 2020 - Live Online Basic Livestock Inspection Training
December 7 - 11, 2020 - Live Online Basic Crop Inspection Training


Live Online Basic Crop Inspection Training

September 14 - 18, 2020 - Application Deadline is August 10, 2020.
October 26 – 30, 2020 - Application Deadline is September 14, 2020
December 7-11, 2020 - Application Deadline is October 26, 2020

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.

Course Description:
The course provides basic level training to develop skills required for inspecting and reporting on the management of an organic crop production operations according to a specified set of standards. For courses conducted in the United States, the standard is the USDA, National Organic Program (NOP).

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.

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


Live Online Basic Processing Inspection Training

October 5-9, 2020 - Application Deadline is August 24, 2020.

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.

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

Live Online Basic Livestock Inspection Training

November 16 - 20, 2020 - Application Deadline is October 26, 2020.

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 processing inspection course may also be presented using other standards as required (please contact the IOIA office).

In addition, Organic Livestock Inspection Training follows IOIA’s livestock curriculum requirements and includes instruction on applying and using NOP organic livestock standards; understanding the use of input materials; risk assessment; audit trail requirements; report writing; inspector conduct, confidentiality, and ethics; the difference between inspecting and consulting; effective communication; and organic inspection procedures for meat, dairy; fiber-bearing animals; and poultry (meat and eggs).

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