Our Mission: To address issues and concerns relevant to organic inspectors, to provide quality inspector training, and
to promote consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.

IOIA Onsite Training Schedule


November 4 - 8, 2019 - Plainfield, Indiana
IOIA/Ecocert ICO Basic Organic Crop and Processing Inspection Training

November 11 -15, 2019 - Chungju-si, Korea
Basic Organic Crop Training

December 4-5, 2019 Chungju-si, Korea
EFA Update Training

January 2020, Hong Kong
Basic Crop Course and Aquaculture Workshop


November 4-8, 2019 – Plainfield, Indiana 
IOIA/Ecocert ICO Basic Organic Crop and Processing Inspection Trainings 
 

IOIA and Ecocert ICO will be holding Organic Crop and Processing Inspection Trainings, November 4-8, 2019. Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing.  The basic trainings will be held Monday through Friday, at the CRG Event Center in Plainfield, Indiana.

Ecocert is a global organic standards and certification organization that certifies food, farms, cosmetics, cleaning products and textiles in 130 countries. Ecocert also provides fair trade certification, ecological and environmental management training and carbon and reforestation standards.

CRG Event Center is conveniently located in the heart of Plainfield at the Shops at Perry Crossing, 2499 Perry Crossing Way, with parking available. Accommodations for participants can be made at any of the multiple hotels within a four-mile radius of the Event Center. IOIA has reserved room blocks at the Embassy Suites and the Baymont Inn for the event. The center is just minutes away from the Indianapolis (IND) Airport. Please click on detailed info here, for more information on available accommodations. For more information on the venue please visit their website at: https://www.crgeventcenter.com/.  

A minimum of 12 participants is required for each course or it will be cancelled. The courses however, are limited to 18 participants to preserve a higher standard of learning.  

Detailed info here - Please read before registering!

IOIA Basic Crop Inspection Training: REGISTER HERE

IOIA Basic Processing Inspection Training: REGISTER HERE


November 11-15, 2019 - Chungju-si, Korea
Basic Organic Crop Training

IOIA and Isidor Sustainability Research Institute will cosponsor a 4.5 day Basic Organic Crop Inspection Training using the Korea Organic Regulation as a reference. The Basic Crop course will be given in Korean language and held in Chungju-si, Korea: November 11-15, 2019. For enquiries, please contact Saetbyul Lee, phone:  +82-10-3840-3086                Fax: +82-043-845-9793
Email: saetbyul821@gmail.com


December 4-5, 2019 Chungju-si, Korea
EFA Update Training

IOIA and Isidor Sustainability Research Institute will cosponsor a 2 day EFA Update – Organic Crop Inspection as Process Certification Training using the Korea Organic Regulation as a reference. The training will be given in Korean language and held in Chungju-si, Korea: December 4-5, 2019. For enquiries, please contact Saetbyul Lee, phone:  +82-10-3840-3086  
Fax: +82-043-845-9793 Email: saetbyul821@gmail.com


January 2020, Hong Kong
January 13-17 Basic Crop Course
January 18-19 Aquaculture Workshop


IOIA and Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre (HKORC) will cosponsor a 4.5 day Basic Organic Crop Inspection Course as well as a 1.5 day Organic Aquaculture Workshop. The courses are using the HKORC-Cert Organic Standards as a reference and will be held at Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, PRC. The courses will be given in English.

Basic Organic Crop Inspection Course January 13-17, 2020.  
             
Organic Aquaculture Workshop January 18-19, 2020.

Application forms and more information about the courses will be available at the website of HKORC at www.hkbu.edu.hk. For enquiries, please contact Samantha Ko or Cecily Wong. Email: samanthako@hkbu.edu.hk  /  cecilywong@hkbu.edu.hk
Phone: (852) 3411 2542 / (852) 3411 6670  Fax: (852) 3411 2373