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IOIA Webinar Schedule

IOIA Training Webinar
IOIA/COTA Canada Organic Regime Processing Standard
September 12 & 19, 2017

Start time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
End Time: 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

This webinar will be given in two sessions, on two dates, each three hours long. Enrollment is limited to 25. The webinar is available in the US and Canada via phone or VOIP, available elsewhere via VOIP.

This 100 level webinar training course will cover the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) as it pertains to processing operations.

The training will prepare participants to verify compliance with the COR Processing Standard. 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 working inspectors and reviewers who have taken a basic processing inspection course to a standard other than the COR. It is also recommended for organic handlers, processors, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff. This course can be used as a credential to seek work as an entry-level certification file reviewer. The presenter is experienced organic inspector and IOIA Trainer, Kelly A. Monaghan.

This Webinar Training course will focus on topics including the Organic Products Regulations, the General Principles and Management Standards & the Standard and the Canadian Permitted Substances Lists. Participants will gain skill in navigating the Organic Products Regulations as well as the Standard and PSL, understanding the labeling rules, inspection and certification requirements. It will also cover the issues relating to Canada’s two equivalency arrangements with the USA and the EU.

Cost for Webinar:
$300 for IOIA and COTA members
$325 for IOIA members
$325 for COTA members
$350 for non-IOIA and non-COTA members

PayPal Webinar Payment: click here
Checks or Money Orders also accepted for payment and must be made out to: International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) in U.S. funds only.

Registration Required: Registration Link

The course is comprised of 3 components: self-study, webinar, and evaluation. The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar and encourages participants to prepare and explore a resources related to COR crop 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.

Scheduling: The course may require 2-4 hours to complete self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar and approximately 1-1 ½ hours to complete the exam following the webinar. Deadlines: Pre-course exercises: Noon, September 8, 2017. Final Exam: Midnight, September 26, 2017.

Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive an IOIA/COTA Certificate of Completion for Canadian Organic Regime Processing Standard. Participants who attend but opt out of assignments, the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a Letter of Participation for Canadian Organic Regime Processing Standard to document their participation.

Watch upcoming IOIA newsletters and this page for details as these and other trainings develop.