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


February 27 - March 1 - Advanced Training in Mexico

In conjunction with IOIA's Annual General Meeting. Please see our AGM page for full info and to register.


April 8 - 12, 2019 Wimberley, Texas, IOIA Basic Crop and Processing Training

IOIA Basic Organic Crop and Processing inspection trainings will be held April 8 – 12, 2019 at CYJ Texas Retreat and Conference Center, Wimberley, Texas. Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing.

The CYJ Texas Retreat and Conference Center is located in historic Wimberley in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, just 40 minutes south of Austin and 1 hour from San Antonio.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE BASIC TRAINING IS FEBRUARY 22, 2019.

Detailed info here

IOIA Basic Crop Inspection Training, 04/08 – 04/12/2019 – REGISTER HERE

IOIA Basic Processing Inspection Training, 04/08 – 04/12/2019 – REGISTER HERE


June 11 - 15, 2019 Petaluma, California - IOIA Basic Crop and Livestock Training
IOIA Basic Organic Crop and Livestock inspection trainings will be held Tuesday – Saturday, June 11 - 15, 2019 at Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, California. Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing. The courses run concurrently.

Walker Creek Ranch is situated on more than 1,700 acres of scenic rolling hills in West Marin County, 17 miles west of Petaluma.  The Ranch is as rich in history as it is in beauty and serenity. Oakland and San Francisco International airports are located approximately 1.5 hours driving distance from the training location, Walker Creek Ranch.  There are commuter buses that run from both San Francisco and Oakland to the Marin area. More information will be available in your acceptance packet.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE BASIC TRAININGS IS April 26, 2019.

IOIA Basic Crop Inspection Training, 06/11 – 06/15/2019REGISTER HERE

IOIA Basic Livestock Inspection Training, 06/11 – 06/15/2019REGISTER HERE

Detailed info here


IOIA Basic Trainings - Under Development

Coralville, Iowa  - Basic Crop Training & Basic Livestock Training - August  2019

Please check back here for updates and further details in the weeks to come. For further details please email IOIA Training Assistant, Teri Lindberg at ioiassistant@rangeweb.net.