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CCA Exam Registration Closes This Friday – for specialty exams and the basics

This is the last few days to register for the August Certified Crop Adviser exams. The exams include International, Local Board (Ohio, Indiana and Illinois for us), Manure Management, 4R NMS, Sustainability Specialty, and Resistance Management Specialty. Resistance Management and Sustainability exams will be held at all locations listed in August. Performance Objectives, study materials, and other registration information are listed on the exam pages:

5 Year Exam Limit – This is a change

The ICCA Program has added a new requirement to their exam process, which was decided at the last North American Board meeting in September 2016. Starting this year in 2017, a candidate will have up to five years to pass both the International and Local Board CCA exams as part of the certification requirements to become a CCA. The five year timeline begins with the first passing exam score being reported. All exam websites and policy manuals have been updated with this verbiage.

The Ohio State University Agronomic Crops Team will not offer the exam preparation class this summer, but will provide the program next January on the 10th and 11th for the February exam. Watch the C.O.R.N. newsletter for more details this fall. Many of our summer field day programs offer continuing education credits to current CCAs – watch our calendar:

Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.