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


March 16 - 20, 2020 - Greenville, South Carolina
Basic Crop and Processing Inspection Training

March 30 - 31, 2020 - British Columbia, Canada
Advanced Organic Inspector Training

April 27 – May 8, 2020 - Essex, Vermont 
Basic Crop and Livestock Inspection Training

June 1-5, 2020 - Corvallis, Oregon
Basic Crop and Processing Inspection Training & Field 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


March 16-20 - Greenville, South Carolina
Basic Crop and Processing Inspection Training

IOIA and Clemson University have developed basic Crop and Processing inspection training, running concurrently, at the Springhill Suites in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

The courses include 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing. A minimum of 12 participants is required for each course or it will be cancelled.

Application deadline is February 3, 2020.

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

REGISTER HERE – Crop

REGISTER HERE - Processing

March 30-31, British Columbia, CANADA
Advanced Organic Inspector Training

IOIA and the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program will cosponsor 1.5 days of advanced organic inspector training to focus on “Assessing Biodiversity & Natural Resources on the Farm”.

Application deadline is February 29th, 2020

Download Application Form HERE

Download Information about the Event HERE

Link to payment page HERE


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


IOIA has developed Basic Crop and Livestock inspection training. The trainings will run sequentially with Livestock following Crop. Basic Crop Inspection Training will be presented on April 27 - May 1, 2020. Basic Livestock Inspection Training will be presented May 4 – 8, 2020. The courses include 4 days of instruction including a field trip to a certified organic operation, plus ½ day for testing. A minimum of 12 participants is required for each course or it will be cancelled.

Application deadline is March 20, 2020.

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

REGISTER HERE – Crop

REGISTER HERE - Livestock


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

IOIA and Oregon Tilth will cosponsor basic Crop and Processing Inspection training and Field Training at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University. Basic Crop and Processing trainings will run concurrently. Field trainings are under development.


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.