IOIA Webinar Schedule


IOIA Webinar
100 Level NOP Livestock Standards
June 16 & 19, 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.

The webinar is a 100-level course will prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Livestock Standards. This webinar training course will focus on topics including the National List of allowed synthetic and prohibited natural inputs for livestock production. Participants will also gain skill in understanding and navigating the NOP regulations.

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 organic producers, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff and can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer.

Experienced IOIA Trainer and organic inspector Garry Lean will present the course.

Cost for the Webinar
$350 for non-members
$325 for IOIA Members

The course is comprised of 4 components: self-study pre-webinar, mid-webinar exercises, the webinar, and an exam. The self-study components include exercises that are completed and submitted for grading. The pre and mid webinar assignments are designed to encourage participants to prepare and explore resources on the NOP website applicable to organic livestock 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.

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

Due Dates for the Assignments:
Pre-Webinar due: Noon (Pacific), June 12, 2020
Mid-Webinar due: Noon (Pacific), June 18, 2020
Final Exam due: 11:55 pm (Pacific), June 26, 2020

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

Certificates: Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion for NOP Organic Livestock Standards 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 NOP Organic Livestock Standards Training, to document their attendance.

Please click here to Register and Pay.


IOIA Webinar
100 Level NOP Processing Standards Webinar
June 29 & July 2, 2020

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

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.

The NOP Organic Processing Standards webinar is a 100-level course and is designed to 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.

Experienced IOIA Trainer Garry Lean will present the course.

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

To Register and Pay, please click here.

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.

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

Due Dates for the assignments:
Pre-Webinar due 12:00 noon (Pacific) June 26, 2020
Mid-Webinar due 12:00 noon (Pacific) July 1, 2020
Final Exam due 11:55 p.m. (Pacific) July 9, 2020

Certificates:  Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion for NOP Organic Processing Standards 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 NOP Organic Processing Standards Training, to document their attendance.


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

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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 (use code "Member" in the discount code box below and CLICK APPLY - Code is case sensitive)
$325 for IOIA members (use code “IOIA” in the discount code box below and CLICK APPLY)
$325 for COTA members (use code “COTA” in the discount code box below and CLICK APPLY)
$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 Webinar
100 Level NOP Processing Standards
October 27 and 30, 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), October 23, 2020
mid-webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), October 29, 2020
Final Exam: 12:00 Midnight (Pacific), November 6, 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 
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


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