The 4 ½ -day Basic Inspection Training follows IOIA's curriculum requirements which include:
applying the organic standards (focus on the USDA National Organic Rule);
role of the inspector;
working with organic system plans;
how to inspect organic processing plants;
audit trail requirements;
risk assessment and organic control points;
approved input materials;
sanitation and pest control;
inspector conduct, confidentiality, and ethics;
understanding the difference between inspecting and consulting; and
The courses are scheduled from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm (Pacific Time) Monday through Thursday, with additional assignments for the evening, and 8:00 am -11:30 am on Friday. Participants must attend the entire course, to receive a Certificate of Completion or Letter of Participation.
APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
Applications for participation in IOIA courses are evaluated and ranked according to the applicant’s relevant education, training and life experiences. Attendance to IOIA courses is limited. If you are accepted into the course, an instructional letter and the curriculum materials including pre-course readings and assignments will be mailed to you. Applicants to IOIA trainings must meet the following acceptance criteria.
Please review the infopage for further requirements.