Organic Integrity Learning Center: New Course on Risk-Based Oversight

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New Organic Integrity Learning Center Course

New Course on Risk-Based Oversight

The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce a new course in the Organic Integrity Learning Center: the Risk-Based Oversight course.

Risk is a part of any business. In the organic industry, certifiers and certified farms and businesses regularly manage and mitigate risks to protect organic integrity. Using risk-based oversight strategies, certifiers can prioritize resources for oversight of high-risk operations and commodities. Certified farms and businesses can use similar strategies to evaluate and improve internal operations. The Risk-Based Oversight course explains the theory and practical application of a risk-based oversight approach. Learners then use hands-on exercises to evaluate several organic integrity risk scenarios.


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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. 

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  • 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.

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