Apr 13, 2020
NOP offers new training courses online
The National Organic Program (NOP) recently announced new training lessons are now available online through its Organic Integrity Learning Center.
Users who need to create a free account should access
www.ams.usda.gov/services/organic-certification/training to read “Getting Started” and sign up. Growers with questions may write to USDA-NOP@apvit.com.
The new courses were described by NOP in its weekly newsletter:
- Course NOP-998- NOP Presentations
Watch and listen to recordings of recent NOP presentations, including the NOP Overview at the January 2020 certifier’s training day and “Safeguarding Organic,” presented at EcoFarm.
- Course NOP-070- Advanced Inspections: Investigations
Lesson 4: Evidence: What Is It and How Much Do I Need?
Learn about how the evidence supports organic enforcement activities!
- Course NOP-050- Certification Administration Essentials
Lesson 6: Administrative Capacity and Certifier Transitions
Learn about administrative capacity and the steps taken when a certifier limits certification activities or exits the organic market