Organic Integrity Learning Center: New Course on Preventing the Organic Fraud Opportunity

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New Learning Center Course

Preventing the Organic Fraud Opportunity

This course, developed by a food fraud expert, teaches certifiers and inspectors fundamental supply chain risk management concepts that can reduce the organic fraud opportunity. Participants review case studies and apply intelligence gathering and analysis techniques to understand where supply chain weaknesses occur. The course helps certifying agents and inspectors understand whether certified operations have implemented effective organic fraud prevention strategies and whether the strategies are active and being reviewed for effectiveness.


  1. Introduction and Overview of Organic Fraud, Requirements & the Prevention Plan

  2. Advanced Inspections and Deeper Case Studies

Self-Enrolling in Learning Center Courses

Getting Started

How to Register for a Course
Once logged into the USDA AMS National Organic Program, Organic Integrity Learning Center, signing up for a course is like buying a product at an online store, but all training is free.

To register for an NOP course in the Organic Integrity Learning Center, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Register for Course in the menu.
  2. Available courses in the program will appear.
  3. Click the green Register button for each desired course.
  4. The green button will change to a blue button that says, Added to Cart.
  5. You will see a shopping cart with the number of courses selected.
  6. Click the link that says Proceed to Checkout.
    Note: The tuition is $0 – All training in the Learning Center is free!              
  7. A list of the courses you selected will appear. To confirm enrollment, select the green Confirm button.
  8. Go to your Dashboard to launch the course.
  9. Click on the course title from the list of Active Courses.

Need more? Access more detailed instructions with screen shots


  • Once you have completed a course, it will appear under the list of Completed Courses. 
  • To access all completed course content, register for the National Organic Program Training Archive course to review (read-only) material from all OILC courses.

About the Learning Center

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