Continuing Education

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 a new area, entitled Professional Development. The program has averaged a 94% renewal rate.

Self-study exams can be taken online by going to: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/certified/education/self-study/ The 15 Nutrient Management modules and exams, which have been approved for 25 NM CEUs for Rocky Mountain CCAs, are near the bottom of that page. These are followed by Soil and Water Management modules and exams.

CEU Statements: These are mailed so the CCA can see if he/she has enough credits during the two year period, and if not, a notice is included to that effect.

CEU Renewals: The annual renewal fee is $65 which is split between the ICCA ($45) and the RM CCA program ($20) to cover annual RMCCA expenses including costs for marketing the RMCCA program. The final notice will include a $25 late fee.

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Photo courtesy of Ann McCauley
 

Links and Forms

https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/certified/education/
Links to approved courses, how to check on your CEUs, self-reporting forms, CCA CEU sign-in sheets (for those conducting seminars or workshops).

CCA CEU Application Form (PDF)
Hard copy form if you want to give a seminar or workshop, and wish to apply for CEU credits.

CCA CEU application form (XLS)
Same as above, except this is a 2 page electronic excel spreadsheet that you can email directly to clainj@montana.edu

Instructions for filling out the above are available at:
https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/files/ceu-app-instructions.pdf