IOIA Webinar Schedule


IOIA Webinar 
100 Level IOIA/COTA COR Processing Standards
September 22 & 29, 2020

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

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.

About the Webinar: 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.

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.

About the Trainer: The presenter is experienced organic inspector and IOIA Trainer, Kelly A. Monaghan.

Cost for the Webinar:

$300 for IOIA and COTA members
$325 for IOIA members
$325 for COTA members
$350 for non-IOIA and non-COTA members

Please click Here to Register and Pay.

Scheduling: The course is comprised of 3 components:  self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, the webinar sessions, and a final exam. The self-study component includes exercises that are completed and submitted in advance of the webinar and encourages participants to prepare and explore resources related to COR processing 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.

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.

Assignment Due Dates and Information:

Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), September 18, 2020
Mid-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), September 25, 2020
Final Exam: 11:55 PM (Pacific), October 6, 2020

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.

Grades and Certificates: IOIA will follow-up with you within 30 days of the completion of the webinar with your course outcome.

Participants who meet minimum requirements and turn in the pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, participating in both webinar presentations, and passing their final exam, will receive an IOIA/COTA Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission or fail to achieve a passing score will receive an IOIA/COTA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance


IOIA Webinar
100 Level NOP Crop Standards
October 6 & 9, 2020

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

The NOP Organic Crop Standards webinar is a 100-level course and is designed to prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Crop Standards. This webinar training course will focus on topics including the National List of allowed synthetic and prohibited natural inputs for crop 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.

Trainer: TBA

Cost for the Webinar  
$350 for non-members
$325 for IOIA Members

To Register and pay, please click here

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-webinar and mid-webinar assignments are designed to encourage participants to prepare and explore resources on the NOP website applicable to organic 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 the self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar, and 1 ½ hours to complete the mid-course assignment and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar. 

Due Dates for the Assignments:
Pre-Webinar due:  Noon (Pacific), October 2, 2020
Mid-Webinar due: Noon (Pacific), October 8, 2020
Final Exam due: 11:55 pm (Pacific), October 16, 2020

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 Crop 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 Crop Standards Training, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar
100 Level NOP Livestock Standards
Oct 27 & 30, 2020

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

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.

Trainer: TBA

Cost for the Webinar
$350 for non-members
$325 for IOIA Members

To Register and pay, please click here.

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.

Scheduling: The course may require 2-4 hours to complete the self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar, and 1 ½ hours to complete the mid-course assignment and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Due Dates for the Assignments:
Pre-Webinar due: Noon (Pacific), October 23, 2020
Mid-Webinar due: Noon (Pacific), October 29, 2020
Final Exam due: 11:55 pm (Pacific), November 6, 2020

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.


IOIA/OMRI Webinar 
200 Level NOP Processing Input Materials
November 10, 2020

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

This webinar will be given in one session and will be 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.

About the Webinar: IOIA/OMRI Processing Input Materials webinar is an intermediate 200 level course. The course is geared for persons with an understanding of NOP Processing Standards and processing inspection or certification. Course participants preferably will have completed the IOIA Basic Processing course or the IOIA 100 Level NOP Processing Standards webinar.

Participants in this essential session for the experienced Processing Inspector or Reviewer will:

  1. Increase skills in what a processing inspector should look for during inspections, and
  2. Gain understanding of input assessment by examining how the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) evaluates input materials. 

Previous IOIA/OMRI crop, livestock and processing input material webinars have been evaluated very well by inspectors, reviewers, and, certification agency staff.

About the Trainer: OMRI will provide the expertise of a trainer to be announced at a later date.

Cost for the Webinar:

$300 for non-members
$275 for those who are members of either IOIA or OMRI
$250 for those who are members of both IOIA and IOMRI

Please Click Here to Register and Pay.

Scheduling: This course is comprised of 3 components: self-study pre-webinar assignment, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. 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.

The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-webinar exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Assignment Due Dates and Information:
Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific) November 6, 2020
Final Exam: 11:55 pm (Pacific) November 17, 2020

Your Pre-Webinar Assignment will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the due date. Your Final Exam will be sent to you at the conclusion of the webinar session.

Grades and Certificates: IOIA will follow-up with you within 30 days of the completion of the webinar with your course outcome.

Participants who meet minimum requirements and turn in the pre-webinar assignments, participating in the webinar presentations, and pass their final exam, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission, fail to achieve a passing score or who do not meet the criteria to participate in a 200-level course, will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI Letter of Participation, to document their attendance


IOIA Webinar
100 Level NOP Crop Standards
November 16 & 19, 2020

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

The NOP Organic Crop Standards webinar is a 100-level course and is designed to prepare participants to verify compliance with the NOP Crop Standards. This webinar training course will focus on topics including the National List of allowed synthetic and prohibited natural inputs for crop 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.

Trainer: TBA

Cost for the Webinar  
$350 for non-members
$325 for IOIA Members

To Register and pay, please click here

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-webinar and mid-webinar assignments are designed to encourage participants to prepare and explore resources on the NOP website applicable to organic 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 the self-study pre-course exercises in advance of the webinar, and 1 ½ hours to complete the mid-course assignment and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar. 

Due Dates for the Assignments:
Pre-Webinar due:  Noon (Pacific), November 13, 2020
Mid-Webinar due: Noon (Pacific), November 18, 2020
Final Exam due: 11:55 pm (Pacific), November 27, 2020

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 Crop 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 Crop Standards Training, to document their attendance.


IOIA Webinar 
200 Level Livestock Feed Audits: Grazing and Non-Grazing Season
November 17 & 20, 2020

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

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.

About the Webinar: The Livestock Feed Audits webinar training course will include organic certification requirements to the NOP Standards. This course will specifically cover topics to prepare webinar participants to evaluate organic certification requirements for ruminant and non-ruminant livestock operations in the following areas: 

Feed:

Feeding and Pasture Systems: 

DMD and feed consumption for: 

Computing feed audits for:

This course is geared for inspectors, reviewers and organic program managers with an understanding of livestock inspection and review. Participants must have approval from IOIA to sign up for this webinar course if they have not completed the Basic IOIA Livestock Inspection course and or the 100-level Livestock Standards Webinar.

About the Trainer: Livestock Feed Audits will be taught by experienced organic inspector Nate Powell-Palm. Nate is a livestock inspector and has been a certified organic operator with a multi-species livestock and crop operation.

Cost for the Webinar:
$325 for non-members
$300 for IOIA members

Please Click Here to Register and Pay

Scheduling: This course is comprised of 4 components: self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. 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.

The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-course and mid-course exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Assignment Due Dates and Information:
Webinar Assignment Deadlines:
Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), November 13, 2020
Mid-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), November 19, 2020
Final Exam: 11:55 pm (Pacific), November 27, 2020

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.

Grades and Certificates: IOIA will follow-up with you within 30 days of the completion of the webinar with your course outcome.

Participants who meet minimum requirements and turn in the pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, participating in both webinar presentations, and passing their final exam, will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission, fail to achieve a passing score or who do not meet the criteria to participate in a 300-level course, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance


IOIA Webinar 
200 Level Processing In/Out Balance, Traceability & Recipe Verification Under NOP & COR
December 1 & 8, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific)
End Time: 11:00 a.m. (Pacific)

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.

About the Webinar: This webinar allows inspectors and certifiers to further their understanding of the requirements of the NOP and COR standards as they pertain to recordkeeping in the processing environment, with an emphasis on methodology, practical applications and standardized reporting. The course exercises are designed so that each participant can complete them in either metric or US standard units.

This course is designed for persons with at least two years of experience in organic inspection or certification review experience. Course participants preferably will have completed an IOIA Basic Inspection course and or are already working as inspectors or reviewers. Participants must have approval from IOIA to sign up for this webinar course if they have not taken the basic IOIA processing inspection course, or do not have experience inspecting processing facilities.

About the Trainer: The presenter is Kelly A. Monaghan, experienced organic inspector, consultant, trainer and board member in Canada’s organic industry.

Cost for the Webinar:
$300 for non-members
$275 for IOIA members

Please Click Here to Register and Pay

Scheduling: This course is comprised of 4 components: self-study pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, the webinar presentations, and a final evaluation exam. 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.

The course may require 4-6 hours to complete the self-study pre-course and mid-course exercises and approximately 1 ½ -2 hours to complete the exam following the webinar.

Assignment Due Dates and Information:
Pre-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), November 27, 2020
Mid-Webinar: 12:00 Noon (Pacific), December 4, 2020
Final Exam: 11:55 PM (Pacific), December 15, 2020

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.

Grades and Certificates: IOIA will follow-up with you within 30 days of the completion of the webinar with your course outcome.

Participants who meet minimum requirements and turn in the pre-webinar and mid-webinar assignments, participating in both webinar presentations, and passing their final exam, will receive an IOIA Certificate of Completion.

Participants who attend the webinar but opt out of the assignment submission, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive an IOIA Letter of Participation, to document their attendance.


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