100 Level NOP Processing Standards

Course is Full

Start Date: November 30 2021
End Date: December 03 2021
Non member Price: $350

Course Description

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.

The webinar will be presented by experienced organic inspector and IOIA Trainer Garry Lean.

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-webinar exercises in advance of the webinar, 1 ½ hours to complete the mid-webinar assignment and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar. 

Due Dates for the assignments:
Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), November 26, 2021
Mid-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), December 2, 2021
Final Exam: 11:55 pm (Pacific), December 10, 2021

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.

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.


November 30 and December 3, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Pacific) Two 3 hour sessions