November 11, 2016
A Certified Crop Adviser online review course is now available through Iowa State University Extension to help individuals prepare for the next CCA examination on Feb. 3, 2017. The review course is offered exclusively online and includes presentations on crop management, pest management, nutrient management and soil and water management.
“There is so much material covered on the exam that it was impossible for instructors to cover the review material in a one- or two-day meeting,” says Bob Hartzler, professor of agronomy and an ISU Extension weed specialist at Iowa State University. He is the course chairperson. “The online platform allows people to access the material when they have the time,” he adds.
Each presentation includes a practice quiz to help test knowledge and comprehension. The review course includes supplemental materials and an overall practice exam, which may be attempted three times.
“The online review course is designed to specifically focus on information related to the CCA exam, and each question on the review course is linked directly to CCA performance objectives,” explains Kristine Schaefer, program manager for the Pesticide Safety Education Program with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Once registered, the course is available anytime there is internet access.”
Technology requirements to take this online course
Technology requirements include a valid email address, a Web browser and connection to the internet, connected speakers, a printer if you wish to print out PDF versions of the presentations, and the Flash Player browser plug-in to view the presentations.
If you don’t have a Flash Player, you may download it for free. Adobe Reader is needed to open PDF documents, however. If you don’t have Adobe Reader, you may download a free copy. All review course materials such as quizzes, PDF files and supplemental materials are available on iOS devices, such as iPads, with the exception of the flash-based presentations.
How to register, and more details regarding the course
For more course details and to register, visit aep.iastate.edu/cca. For assistance with registration, contact ISU’s ANR Program Services at 515-294-6429 or send an email to [email protected]. For questions regarding the CCA program and course content please contact Bob Hartzler at 515-294-1164 or [email protected]. Or Kristine Schaefer at 515-294-4286 or [email protected].
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