BenefitsBased on a November 2004 survey of RM CCAs, some benefits of certification include:
Leafy spurge photo courtesy of Ann McCauley
Each CCA has to pass two exams (international and local) and submit credentials detailing their education, crop advising experience plus two references. They must sign and adhere to a code of ethics. The RM Board hosts an annual exam on the first Friday of each February. The international exam is given at the same time.
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The Rocky Mountain Study Materials are currently being revised and will likely be available on CD by mid November. Contact Clain Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org for an update or to get on a list for the CD. The CD will contain the MSU Extension documents listed in: Study Materials Table of Contents.pdf
Most of the documents can be found in hardcopy or online at: http://www.msuextension.org/Publications/ESCatalog/ANRPublicCatalogAGlist.asp
The Rocky Mountain Study Materials can be obtained for $50.