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.

Basic Crop Inspection
Basic Processing Inspection
Basic Livestock Inspection
Basic Crop Inspection Training - Canada Organic Regime

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Online Basic Crop Inspection Training

August 23 - 27, 2021 Registration Deadline – July 19, 2021.

November 15 - 19, 2021 Registration Deadline – October 11, 2021.

The 4 ½ -day Basic Inspection Training follows IOIA's curriculum requirements which include:

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


Online Basic Processing Inspection Training

September 13 - 17, 2021 Registration Deadline – August 9, 2021.

December 13 - 17, 2021 Registration Deadline – November 8, 2021.

The 4 ½ -day Basic Inspection Training follows IOIA's curriculum requirements which include:

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


Online Basic Livestock Inspection Training

December - 2021 Registration Deadline – November 15, 2021.

The 4 ½ -day Basic Inspection Training follows IOIA's curriculum requirements which include:

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


Online Basic Crop Inspection Training - Canada Organic Regime

The Time Zone used for IOIA Zoom training events are all listed in Pacific Time.

There are three steps required to be accepted into and participate in the IOIA LOL course.

Step 1: LOL Registration via Zoom when course is offered. Thank you!

Step 2: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE COURSE APPLICATION by specified deadline to be considered for acceptance to the basic crop inspection course.

Step 3: If accepted into the course, there is a REQUIRED Canadian Organic Crop Standards webinar (delivered in an on-demand Self-Directed Learning format for your convenience). The registration link to sign up will be sent to each participant. This requirement does not apply if you have taken the 100-level Canadian Organic Crop Standards webinar (delivered in two 3-hour sessions).

The IOIA Live Online Basic Inspection Training in class sessions are scheduled to begin and end:

START: 7:30 am Monday – Friday.
END: Monday – Thursday 2:30pm
END: Friday 11:30am

There are evening assignments Monday – Thursday, due by 6:00pm Pacific Time

The course provides basic level training to develop skills required for inspecting and reporting on the management of an organic crop operations according to a specified set of standards. For courses conducted in Canada, the standard is CAN/CGSB-32.310-2020 and Permitted Substance Lists CAN/CGSB-32.311-2020.

The Basic Crop Inspection Training follows IOIA's curriculum requirements which include: instruction on applying the organic standards; working with organic system plans; how to inspect organic farms; audit trail requirements; risk assessment and organic control points; investigative skills; report writing; understanding input materials; assessing natural resource management; inspector conduct, confidentiality, and ethics; understanding the difference between inspecting and consulting; and effective communication.

The course requires all participants to use Google Chrome, set up Google Drive and use a gmail account so that everyone can participate in the course activities and assignments, including the exam, inspection report and to work together on in-class assignments.

This training meets 5 times. Attendees are expected to attend all 5 sessions.