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Registration is closed for the Crop training and  in-process for Livestock.Registration is closed for the Crop training an in-process for Livestock.
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IOIA Onsite Training Schedule


British Columbia, March 30 - Postponed until further notice
Advanced Organic Inspector Training

April 27 – May 8, 2020 - Live On-line Training 
Basic Crop and Livestock Inspection Training

June 1-5, 2020 - Live On-line Training
Basic Crop and Processing Inspection Training

October 5 - 9, Saco, Maine  
Basic Crop and Processing Inspection Training

November 2-13, 2020 - Farmington, Minnesota 
Basic Crop and Livestock Inspection Training

November 4, 2020 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA
Advanced Organic Inspector Training



April 27 - May 8, Essex, Vermont
Basic Crop and Livestock Inspection Training

This training has been replaced by Live On-line Crop and Livestock Inspection Trainings on the same dates.

Live On-line Crop Inspection Training will be presented on April 27 - May 1, 2020.

Live On-line Livestock Inspection Training will be presented May 4 – 8, 2020.

Given the increasing concerns regarding health safety, IOIA made a decision to offer the live on-line training course 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.

Requirements for the course include reliable internet, a computer, and computer literacy.
Application deadline is March 20, 2020.

Detailed Info including agenda and registration - Please read before registering!

REGISTER HERE - Livestock

June 1-5, Corvallis, Oregon
Basic Crop and Processing Inspection Training

This training has been replaced by Live On-line Processing Inspection Training on June 1 - 5. Live On-line Crop Inspection Training is under development and dates for that course will be posted here as soon as available. A June date is expected.


October 5 - 9, Saco, Maine  
Basic Crop and Processing Training

IOIA and MOFGA Organic Certification Services will cosponsor basic Crop and Processing trainings at Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center in Saco, Maine. Details will be posted as they become available.


November 2-13, Farmington, Minnesota 
Basic Crop and Livestock Training

IOIA will cosponsor basic Crop and Livestock Inspection training at Mt. Olivet Conference and Retreat in rural Farmington. Basic Crop training is scheduled November 2-6 and Livestock training will follow November 9-13. 


November 4, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA
Advanced Organic Inspector Training

IOIA will sponsor Advanced Inspector Training in conjunction with the Organic Connections Trade Show & Conference at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon.