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


Live Online Basic Crop Inspection Training

February 8 - 12, 2021 - Registration Deadline โ€“ December 28, 2020

March 29 - April 2, 2021 - Registration Deadline โ€“ February 15, 2021

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

February 22 - 26, 2021 - Registration Deadline - January 11, 2021

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

March 8 - 12, 2021 - Registration Deadline โ€“ January 25, 2021

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


Japan, Online Basic Organic Farm Inspection Training
January 19-22, 2021


IOIA and JOIA will cosponsor a 4-day Basic Organic Farm Inspection Training using JAS Standards as a reference. The course will be held online, January 19-22, 2021. The training language will be Japanese.

The course includes a remote inspection, using video footage, as well as a written exam. The IOIA trainers will be Mutsumi Sakuyoshi and Yutaka Maruyama. Please contact JOIA for more information about this training. E-Mail: info@joia-organic.com