Qualifications for Certification
An adviser/consultant who spends the majority of their time advising growers on agronomic practices can meet the standards of the program.
Certification: the standard by which professionals are judged. Farmers and employers prefer to work with Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) because CCAs have demonstrated the commitment, education, expertise, and experience to make a difference.
Being certified adds credibility and shows that you are serious about what you do. When you become certified, you join more than 12,000 of your peers in the largest, most recognized agriculturally oriented certification program in North America. This program’s professional standards are widely respected by industry, academia, and government and are referenced in statutes.
Get the recognition, opportunities, and respect you deserve. Become a CCA today!
Click here to Register: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams/registration
Steps to Certification:
- Pass two comprehensive exams
- Have at least 2 years experience with at least a Bachelor of Science Degree in agriculture or 4 years experience with no degree
- Document education and crop advising experience with transcripts and supporting references
- Sign and agree to uphold the CCA Code of Ethics
Please keep in mind that to become eligible for the CCA certification, you must take and pass BOTH the international and local board exams.
NWCCA Exam Sites:
- 01 – Boise, ID (this was previously being held at Twin Falls)
- 02 – Rexburg, ID
- 03 – Madras, OR
- 04 – Logan, UT
- 05 – Spokane, WA (not offered for August 2017)
- 06 – Sparks, NV (not offered for August 2017)
- 07 – Fairbanks, AK
- 08 – Abbotsford, British Columbia (only offered in February)
Earn 40 hours of continuing education (CEUs) every two-years and pay an annual maintenance fee.