To maintain certification, the CCA must earn 40 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) every two years; 20 of these must be pre-approved by the RMCCA board, while a maximum of another 20 can be self-reported conferences, field days, courses, etc. Five credits in each of the following areas are required during this two year period: Nutrient Management, Soil and Water Management, Crop Management, and Pest Management. Up to five credits are allowed in Professional Development. The program has averaged a 94% renewal rate.
Self-study exams can be taken online by going to: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/certifications/self-study. The RM Extension documents and self-study exams, which have been approved for NM and SWM CEUs, are near the bottom of that page.
CEU Statements: These are mailed so the CCA can see if s/he/ has enough credits during the two year period, and if not, a notice is included to that effect.
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Links to approved courses, how to check on your CEUs, self-reporting forms, CCA CEU online applicatin and sign-in sheets (for those conducting seminars or workshops).