CIBO Certified Crop Advisor Pathway:
Why it’s Important to be a Certified Crop Advisor
The purpose of a certification program is to protect the public and the profession. The same is true of our certifications. They are voluntary professional enhancements to a person’s career credentials. Once certified you are telling your clients, employer and the public that you are serious about what you do as a professional. All successful certification programs have one common element and that is, to serve and protect the public interest. Many professions require a license to practice such as in medicine, engineering, and accounting. A license is basically a certification program offered by the state. If a profession is licensed, it is generally required that a person have a license to practice in that profession. Certification programs offered by ASA are voluntary, but offer similar benefits to the public as licensing programs. Certification programs set standards for knowledge, skills, and conduct.
CCA is a certification program of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). ASA established the certification programs more than 15 years ago to provide a benchmark for practicing agronomy professionals.
“Being a CCA, “gains respect from farmers and adds to their confidence that the recommendations are sound..it adds credibility.”
Every day, you face the challenge of both protecting the environment and ensuring economic success for your clients, employer, and yourself. The American Society of Agronomy’s certification programs provide you with Sound Advice coupled with the tools you need to succeed in all areas.
Earning CPAg Certification brings you:
CPAg Certification is the standard by which agronomy professionals are judged nationwide. For more than 30 years, ASA’s certification programs have set and maintained the highest of standards that benefit you and your chosen career.
An agronomist that advises agriculture growers on agronomic practices, conducts training programs for other agronomists, conducts research, manages other agronomists, or provides technical support to field agronomists and can meet the standards of the program.
Any individual whose education, experience, and career path is associated with the practice of agronomy, including:
Application forms and information on exams and criteria are available at www.certifiedcropadviser.org or by calling 608-273-8085.
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