Basic Processing Inspection Training - Mar. 21 - 25, 2022
IOIA Zoom training events are all listed in Pacific Time.
There are three steps required to be accepted into and participate in the IOIA course
Step 1: LOL Registration via Zoom by Monday Feb. 7, 2022. Thank you!
Step 2: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE COURSE APPLICATION by Monday Feb. 7, 2022 to be considered for acceptance to the basic crop inspection course.
Step 3: If accepted into the course, there is a REQUIRED 6 hour NOP Inspection Standards WEBINAR and the registration link to sign up will be sent to each participant.
The IOIA Live Online Basic Inspection Training in class sessions are scheduled to begin and end:
START: 7:30 am Monday – Friday.
END: Monday – Thursday 3:30pm
END Friday 11:30am
There are evening assignments Monday – Thursday, due by 6:00pm Pacific Time
The 4 ½ -day Basic Organic Processing Inspection Training follows IOIA's curriculum requirements which include: instruction on the organic standards (focus on the USDA National Organic Rule); working with organic system plans; how to inspect organic processing operations; risk assessment; investigative skills; report writing; input materials and ingredients; evaluating product labels; organic quality management; organic control points; audit control and auditing; assessing structural pest management, and facility sanitation; inspector conduct, confidentiality, and ethics; understanding the difference between inspecting and consulting; and effective communication.
The course requires all participants to use Google Chrome, set up Google Drive and use a gmail account so that everyone can participate in the course activities and assignments, including the exam, inspection report and to work together on in class assignments.
This training meets 5 times. Attendees are expected to attend all 5 sessions.