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.
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.
Due Dates for the Assignments:
Pre-Webinar due: Noon (Pacific), January 7, 2022
Mid-Webinar due: Noon (Pacific), January 13, 2022
Final Exam due: 11:55 pm (Pacific), January 21, 2022
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 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.
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific)
End Time: 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)
The course may require 2-4 hours to complete the self-study pre-webinar exercises in advance of the webinar, and 1 ½ hours to complete the mid-webinar assignment and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.