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Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Preparation

The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam Training program, delivered by OSU Agronomic Crops Team members, will be available online CCAand in-person to help you prepare for the 2022 CCA exams. An in-person two-day training class will be held on January 12 & 13 from 9 AM to 5 PM each day at the Shelby County Ag Building, 810-820 Fair Rd, Sidney, Ohio 45365. The content is a great basic agronomy course covering information to prepare for the local CCA exam. The cost for this program is $250/person. Registration includes the publications below, lunch both days, and other program materials. Class size is limited to 25, and registration closes on December 20, 2021.

Publications provided with the in-person option:

  • Ohio Agronomy Guide
  • Ohio, Indiana & Illinois Weed Control Guide
  • The Ohio Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Forages Field Guide
  • 2020 Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations
  • Modern Corn & Soybean Production

Course contact:

Lee Beers, CCA
Ohio State University Extension

New this year is an online option. The self-paced recorded sessions offer a convenient option for those unable to attend the in-person session. Both the in-person and online options will help participants study for the performance objectives for the international and state CCA exams. Registration for the online course closes on November 15, 2021. Once registered, participants will have access to the course until February 15, 2022. The cost for the online course is $155/person. Publications are not included but can be purchased separately through your local Extension office or at

Secure online registration for both the in-person and online options via credit card, debit card, or check is available on the Ohio AgriBusiness Association website:

The Local and International Exams are proctored online tests. You must pass both exams to obtain Certified Crop Adviser status. The international exam is available on-demand, but the local exam is only available during the exam week of February 2 through February 9, 2022. Registration for the February local CCA exam closes on January 5, 2022. You can register for both exams here:

For more information about the CCA program, visit


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