Basic Crop Inspection Training - June 13 - 17, 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 Live Online course.
Step 1: Registration via Zoom by Monday May 9, 2022. Thank you!
Step 2: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE COURSE APPLICATION by Monday May 9, 2022 to be considered for the June 13 - 17, 2022 training.
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 course provides basic level training to develop skills required for inspecting and reporting on the management of an organic crop operations according to a specified set of standards. For courses conducted in the United States, the standard is the USDA, National Organic Program (NOP).
The Basic Crop 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 farms; audit trail requirements; risk assessment; investigative skills; report writing; understanding input materials; assessing natural resource management; 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.