Nitrogen Management Specialty for California Certified Crop Advisors
The California Nitrogen Management Specialty is now available through the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). The specialty is for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) looking to provide nitrogen management planning services to their clients and is required to certify Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plans (INMP) for California farmers and ranchers. The California Nitrogen Management Specialty exam is being offered through ASA’s International CCA program beginning in February 2021. A CCA must pass the exam before being added to the state approved list of INMP certifiers, unless they have already participated in the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Nitrogen Management Training for CCAs.
For more information visit: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/ca-nsp/.
Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Training for Grower Self-Certification
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Training Program allows growers to self-certify Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Worksheets for their operation(s).
To complete the training program, participants must take the Self-Certification Training and pass the exam with 70% or greater. Upon successful completion of the training program, participants are eligible to self-certify INMP Worksheets for a 3-year period.
The following dates and locations are currently available for registration:
- There are currently no training dates available. To receive a notice when the next training date is available for registration please email FREP@cdfa.ca.gov.
To renew their eligibility to self-certify, participants must complete 3 hours of continuing education during the 3-year eligibility period. If a participant does not obtain 3 hours of continuing education, they cannot renew and will be required to retake the Self-Certification Training and Exam to continue self-certifying INMP Worksheets.
For a list of current continuing education opportunities please visit: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep/continuing_education.html