IOIA Webinar Schedule


IOIA Webinar
100 Level NOP Processing Standards
August 18 & 21, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific)
End Time: 12:00 noon (Pacific)

This webinar is a two-part series, each are 3 hours in duration. The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

Webinar enrollment is limited to 20.

About this Webinar:

This basic 100 level webinar training course will prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Processing Standards. The course is designed as an essential session for the Processing Inspector or Reviewer. It is highly recommended for organic handlers, processors, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff and can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer. This course is also geared to prepare those who intend to take further training to become organic inspectors or file reviewers.

This Webinar Training course will focus on topics including the National List of approved ingredients both natural and synthetic. It will also cover labeling, inspection, and certification requirements. Participants will gain skills in navigating the regulations. The training includes pre-webinar assignment and reading, a mid-webinar assignment, 5 hours of in-class instruction via distance presenter, and a post course exam.

About the Trainer:

The IOIA Trainer for this webinar is Luis Brenes. Luis has over 20 years of experience as an accredited organic inspector and has audited farms and food processing facilities throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia.

Scheduling:

The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Due Dates for Assignments:
pre-webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), August 14, 2020
mid-webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), August 20, 2020
Final Exam: 12:00 Midnight (Pacific), August 28, 2020

Your pre-webinar assignment will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the due date.

This course is comprised of 4 components: self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. The self-study components include exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar presentations for day 1 and day 2. The self-study component encourages participants to prepare and explore resources on the web applicable to organic processing inspection and review. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

Certificates: Participants who meet minimum requirements, including turning in the pre-webinar assignment and attending the webinar will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Letters of Participation: Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission or who or fail to achieve a passing score will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation to document their attendance.

Cost for the Webinar:
$325 for IOIA members
$350 for non-IOIA member

Please Click Here to Register and Pay.


IOIA Webinar
300 Level Organic Cosmetics
September 1, 2020

Session One: 9:00 am to 11:00 am (Pacific)
Break Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (Pacific)
Session Two: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Pacific)

This webinar is a one-part series and will be 4 hours in duration with a one-hour break. The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

Enrollment is limited to 20.

About the Webinar:

The webinar will prepare participants to audit to organic cosmetic standards from both North America and the EU, both public and private. It will also provide an overview of the operations and management practices of materials in cosmetic manufacturing as well as basic FDA limits for those ingredients. This course will, in two parts, examine and review the laws and scientific work used to underpin the private standards (COSMOS, NaTrue, etc.) as well as the information and resources needed to review the non-organic ingredients common to cosmetics.

This course is geared to persons with organic inspection or certification review experience. Course participants preferably will have completed an IOIA Basic Inspection course and/or are already working as inspectors or reviewers.

The course is comprised of 3 components: self-study pre-webinar, the webinar and a final exam. The self-study component includes exercises that must be completed before the course begins. The pre-webinar exercises are designed to help participants prepare for the webinar. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

About the Presenter:

Organic Cosmetic Consultant and former Organic Inspector Gay Timmons will present the course. Timmons owns and operates Oh, Oh Organic, Inc., an organic and specialty ingredient distribution company committed to the development and delivery of sustainable agricultural ingredients for the cosmetic and personal care industries. Since 1991, Gay has worked as a producer and marketer of organic ingredients and an advocate for regulatory clarity for organic and natural producers and consumers.

Scheduling:

The course may require 2-4 hours to complete the self-study pre-webinar exercises in advance of the webinar and 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Due Dates for the Assignments:

Final Exam: September 8, 2020, by 12:00 Midnight (Pacific)

The self-study pre-webinar assignment used to prepare you for this webinar will be emailed to you on August 13, 2020.

Certificates:

Participants who meet minimum requirements, including submitting the pre-webinar assignment and final exam as well as attending the webinar, will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion for 300 Level Organic Cosmetics training.

Letters of Participation:

Students who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation for 300 Level Organic Cosmetics training, to document their attendance.

Cost for the Webinar:

$325 for IOIA members
$350 for non-members

Please Click Here to Register and Pay.


IOIA Webinar
100 Level NOP Processing Standards
September 15 and 18, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 am (Pacific)
End Time: 12:00 noon (Pacific)

This webinar is a two-part series, each are 3 hours in duration. The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

Webinar enrollment is limited to 20.

About this Webinar:

This basic 100 level webinar training course will prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Processing Standards. The course is designed as an essential session for the Processing Inspector or Reviewer. It is highly recommended for organic handlers, processors, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff and can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer. This course is also geared to prepare those who intend to take further training to become organic inspectors or file reviewers.

This Webinar Training course will focus on topics including the National List of approved ingredients both natural and synthetic. It will also cover labeling, inspection, and certification requirements. Participants will gain skills in navigating the regulations. The training includes pre-webinar assignment and reading, a mid-webinar assignment, 5 hours of in-class instruction via distance presenter, and a post course exam.

About the Trainer:

The IOIA Trainer for this webinar is Luis Brenes. Luis has over 20 years of experience as an accredited organic inspector and has audited farms and food processing facilities throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia.

Scheduling:

The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Due Dates for Assignments:
pre-webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), September 11, 2020
mid-webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), September 17, 2020
Final Exam: 12:00 Midnight (Pacific), September 25, 2020

Your pre-webinar assignment will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the due date.

This course is comprised of 4 components: self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. The self-study components include exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar presentations for day 1 and day 2. The self-study component encourages participants to prepare and explore resources on the web applicable to organic processing inspection and review. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

Certificates: Participants who meet minimum requirements, including turning in the pre-webinar assignment and attending the webinar will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Letters of Participation: Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission or who or fail to achieve a passing score will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation to document their attendance.

Cost for the Webinar:
$325 for IOIA members
$350 for non-IOIA member

Please Click Here to Register and Pay.


IOIA Webinar 
100 Level IOIA/COTA COR Processing Standards
September 22 & 29, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific)
End Time: 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 20.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

About the Webinar:

This 100-level webinar training course will cover the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) as it pertains to processing operations.

The training will prepare participants to verify compliance with the COR Processing Standard. This course is geared to prepare those who intend to take further training to become organic inspectors or file reviewers. It is also highly recommended for working inspectors and reviewers who have taken a basic processing inspection course to a standard other than the COR.  It is also recommended for organic handlers, processors, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff. This course can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer.

This Webinar Training course will focus on topics including the Organic Products Regulations, the General Principles and Management Standards & the Standard and the Canadian Permitted Substances Lists.  Participants will gain skill in navigating the Organic Products Regulations as well as the Standard and PSL, understanding the labeling rules, inspection and certification requirements. It will also cover the issues relating to Canada’s two equivalency arrangements with the USA and the EU.

About the Trainer:

The presenter is experienced organic inspector and IOIA Trainer, Kelly A. Monaghan.

Cost for the Webinar:

$300 for IOIA and COTA members
$325 for IOIA members
$325 for COTA members
$350 for non-IOIA and non-COTA members

Please click Here to Register and Pay.

Scheduling:

The course is comprised of 3 components:  self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, the webinar sessions, and a final exam. The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar and encourages participants to prepare and explore resources related to COR processing standards. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

The course may require 2-4 hours to complete self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar and approximately 1-1 ½ hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Assignment Due Dates and Information:

Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), September 18, 2020
Mid-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), September 25, 2020
Final Exam: 11:55 PM (Pacific), October 6, 2020

Your Pre-Webinar Assignment will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the due date. Your Mid-Webinar assignment will be emailed to you at the conclusion of the Day 1 Session. Your Final Exam will be sent to you at the conclusion of the Day 2 Session.

Grades and Certificates:

IOIA will follow-up with you within 30 days of the completion of the webinar with your course outcome.

Participants who meet minimum requirements and turn in the pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, participating in both webinar presentations, and passing their final exam, will receive an IOIA/COTA Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission or fail to achieve a passing score will receive an IOIA/COTA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance


IOIA/OMRI Webinar 
200 Level NOP Livestock Input Materials
September 23, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific)
End Time: 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)

This webinar will be given in one session and will be three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 20.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

About the Webinar:

IOIA/OMRI NOP Livestock Input Materials webinar is an intermediate 200 level course. The course is geared for persons with an understanding of NOP Livestock Standards and livestock inspection or certification. Course participants preferably will have completed the IOIA Basic Livestock course or the IOIA 100 Level NOP Livestock Standards webinar. 

Participants in this essential session for the experienced Livestock Inspector or Reviewer will:

  1. Increase skills in what a livestock inspector should look for during inspections, and
  2. Gain understanding of input assessment by examining how the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) evaluates input materials. 

Previous IOIA/OMRI crop, livestock and processing input material webinars have been evaluated very well by inspectors, reviewers, and, certification agency staff.

About the Trainer:

OMRI will provide the expertise of a trainer to be announced at a later date.

Cost for the Webinar:

$300 for non-members
$275 for those who are members of either IOIA or OMRI
$250 for those who are members of both IOIA and OMRI

Please Click Here to Register and Pay.

Scheduling:

This course is comprised of 3 components: self-study pre-webinar assignment, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-webinar exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Assignment Due Dates and Information:

Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific) September 18, 2020
Final Exam: 11:55 pm (Pacific) September 30, 2020

Your Pre-Webinar Assignment will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the due date. Your Final Exam will be sent to you at the conclusion of the webinar session.

Grades and Certificates:

IOIA will follow-up with you within 30 days of the completion of the webinar with your course outcome.

Participants who meet minimum requirements and turn in the pre-webinar assignments, participating in the webinar presentations, and pass their final exam, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission, fail to achieve a passing score or who do not meet the criteria to participate in a 200 -level course, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


IOIA/OMRI Webinar 
200 Level NOP Processing Input Materials
November 10, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific)
End Time: 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)

This webinar will be given in one session and will be three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 20.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

About the Webinar:

IOIA/OMRI Processing Input Materials webinar is an intermediate 200 level course. The course is geared for persons with an understanding of NOP Processing Standards and processing inspection or certification. Course participants preferably will have completed the IOIA Basic Processing course or the IOIA 100 Level NOP Processing Standards webinar.

Participants in this essential session for the experienced Processing Inspector or Reviewer will:

  1. Increase skills in what a processing inspector should look for during inspections, and
  2. Gain understanding of input assessment by examining how the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) evaluates input materials. 

Previous IOIA/OMRI crop, livestock and processing input material webinars have been evaluated very well by inspectors, reviewers, and, certification agency staff.

About the Trainer:

OMRI will provide the expertise of a trainer to be announced at a later date.

Cost for the Webinar:

$300 for non-members
$275 for those who are members of either IOIA or OMRI
$250 for those who are members of both IOIA and IOMRI

Please Click Here to Register and Pay.

Scheduling:

This course is comprised of 3 components: self-study pre-webinar assignment, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-webinar exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Assignment Due Dates and Information:

Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific) November 6, 2020
Final Exam: 11:55 pm (Pacific) November 17, 2020

Your Pre-Webinar Assignment will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the due date. Your Final Exam will be sent to you at the conclusion of the webinar session.

Grades and Certificates:

IOIA will follow-up with you within 30 days of the completion of the webinar with your course outcome.

Participants who meet minimum requirements and turn in the pre-webinar assignments, participating in the webinar presentations, and pass their final exam, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission, fail to achieve a passing score or who do not meet the criteria to participate in a 200-level course, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI Letter of Participation, to document their attendance


IOIA Webinar 
200 Level Livestock Feed Audits: Grazing and Non-Grazing Season
November 17 & 20, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific)
End Time: 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 20.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

About the Webinar:

The Livestock Feed Audits webinar training course will include organic certification requirements to the NOP Standards. This course will specifically cover topics to prepare webinar participants to evaluate organic certification requirements for ruminant and non-ruminant livestock operations in the following areas: 

Feed:

Feeding and Pasture Systems: 

DMD and feed consumption for: 

Computing feed audits for:

This course is geared for inspectors, reviewers and organic program managers with an understanding of livestock inspection and review. Participants must have approval from IOIA to sign up for this webinar course if they have not completed the Basic IOIA Livestock Inspection course and or the 100-level Livestock Standards Webinar.

About the Trainer:

Livestock Feed Audits will be taught by experienced organic inspector Nate Powell-Palm. Nate is a livestock inspector and has been a certified organic operator with a multi-species livestock and crop operation.

Cost for the Webinar:

$325 for non-members
$300 for IOIA members

Please Click Here to Register and Pay

Scheduling:

This course is comprised of 4 components: self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-course and mid-course exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Assignment Due Dates and Information:

Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), November 13, 2020
Mid-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), November 19, 2020
Final Exam: 11:55 pm (Pacific), November 27, 2020

Your Pre-Webinar Assignment will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the due date. Your Mid-Webinar assignment will be emailed to you at the conclusion of the Day 1 Session. Your Final Exam will be sent to you at the conclusion of the Day 2 Session.

Grades and Certificates:

IOIA will follow-up with you within 30 days of the completion of the webinar with your course outcome.

Participants who meet minimum requirements and turn in the pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, participating in both webinar presentations, and passing their final exam, will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission, fail to achieve a passing score or who do not meet the criteria to participate in a 300-level course, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance


IOIA Webinar 
200 Level Processing In/Out Balance, Traceability & Recipe Verification Under NOP & COR
December 1 & 8, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific)
End Time: 11:00 a.m. (Pacific)

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 20.  The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

About the Webinar:

This webinar allows inspectors and certifiers to further their understanding of the requirements of the NOP and COR standards as they pertain to recordkeeping in the processing environment, with an emphasis on methodology, practical applications and standardized reporting. The course exercises are designed so that each participant can complete them in either metric or US standard units.

This course is designed for persons with at least two years of experience in organic inspection or certification review experience. Course participants preferably will have completed an IOIA Basic Inspection course and or are already working as inspectors or reviewers. Participants must have approval from IOIA to sign up for this webinar course if they have not taken the basic IOIA processing inspection course, or do not have experience inspecting processing facilities.

About the Trainer:

The presenter is Kelly A. Monaghan, experienced organic inspector, consultant, trainer and board member in Canada’s organic industry.

Cost for the Webinar:

$300 for non-members
$275 for IOIA members

Please Click Here to Register and Pay

Scheduling:

This course is comprised of 4 components: self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. The webinar will include in-class discussion, examples, exercises and the opportunity for questions and answers. The course concludes with an exam to evaluate individual learning.

The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-course and mid-course exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Assignment Due Dates and Information:

Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), November 27, 2020
Mid-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), December 4, 2020
Final Exam: 11:55 PM (Pacific), December 15, 2020

Your Pre-Webinar Assignment will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the due date. Your Mid-Webinar assignment will be emailed to you at the conclusion of the Day 1 Session. Your Final Exam will be sent to you at the conclusion of the Day 2 Session.

Grades and Certificates:

IOIA will follow-up with you within 30 days of the completion of the webinar with your course outcome.

Participants who meet minimum requirements and turn in the pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, participating in both webinar presentations, and passing their final exam, will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


Watch upcoming IOIA newsletters and this page for details as these and other trainings develop.