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


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 – 06/15/2019 Course full, registration closed.

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

Detailed info here


August 2019 - Coralville, Iowa
IOIA Basic Crop Inspection Training – August 12-16
IOIA Basic Livestock Inspection Training – August 19-23


IOIA Basic Organic Crop and Livestock inspection trainings will be held Monday – Friday, at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center - Coralville, Iowa.  Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing.

Nearest Airport is Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID). Radisson Hotel & Conference Center is approximately 20 minutes from the Cedar Rapids airport. The Radisson Hotel does not have an airport shuttle.  Most guests either use a cab (Radisson Hotel suggests Yellow Cab) or the Airport Shuttle service (www.crshuttle.com). More information will be available in your acceptance packet.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE BASIC TRAININGS IS
June 28, 2019.

IOIA Basic Crop Inspection Training - REGISTER HERE

IOIA Basic Livestock Inspection Training - REGISTER HERE

Detailed info here


August 26 – 27, 2019 - Coralville, Iowa
IOIA/IDALS/GOA Organic Crop Inspection Field Training

IOIA, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and Global Organic Alliance will sponsor Organic Crop Inspection Field Training in Coralville, Iowa.

The Field Training course is designed as a structured apprenticeship for organic inspectors. Participants will work with experienced inspectors to participate in and complete two organic inspections and reports. Participants will be evaluated on their pre-course assignment, participation during the course and their successful completion of two inspection reports.

Registration Deadline is July 19.

Detailed info here

REGISTER

Crop Field Training Application


August 27-30, 2019, Tokyo, Japan, Farm Course
IOIA and JOIA will cosponsor a 4-day Basic Organic Farm Inspection Training using JAS Standards as a reference. The course will be held at Waseda Hoshien, Tokyo, Japan, August 27-30, 2019. The training language will be Japanese. Please contact JOIA for more information about this training.  E-Mail: info@joia-organic.com 


September 12 – 13, 2019, Independence, Iowa
IOIA/NICS Organic Livestock Inspection Field Training

IOIA and Nature's International Certification Services (NICS) will sponsor Organic Livestock Inspection Field Training in Independence, Iowa.

The Field Training course is designed as a structured apprenticeship for organic inspectors. Participants will work with experienced inspectors to participate in and complete two organic inspections and reports. Participants will be evaluated on their pre-course assignment, participation during the course and their successful completion of two inspection reports.

Registration Deadline is August 9.

Detailed info here

REGISTER

Livestock Field Training Application


Tokyo, Japan, Processing Course, October 1-4, 2019
IOIA and JOIA will cosponsor a 4-day Basic Organic Processing Inspection Training using JAS Standards as a reference. The course will be held at Waseda Hoshien, Tokyo, Japan, October 1-4, 2019. The training language will be Japanese. Please contact JOIA for more information about this training. E-Mail: info@joia-organic.com 


October 7 – 11, 2019 – Frankfort, Kentucky
Organic Crop and Processing Inspection Training

IOIA and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture are developing Crop and Processing Inspection Trainings to run concurrently October 7-11, 2019. Trainings will be held Monday – Friday, at Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Each course includes 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing.

Registration for each course is limited to 18 participants. Detailed info and registration link will be posted here when available. If you are interested in these trainings, email IOIA Training Services at ioiassistant@rangeweb.net.