Applications Due Soon for Oct. 2 PQA5 Advisor Certification Session

Qualification requirements are listed on the two-page application form

September 8, 2023, 9:28 am | Chris Rademacher, Sherry Hoyer

AMES, Iowa – The application deadline for the Iowa Pork Industry Center's final 2023 Pork Quality Assurance Advisor certification session is approaching, and those interested in attending should submit their application soon.

The session date is Monday, Oct. 2, and the application deadline for this virtual session is Monday, Sept. 25. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher organizes these sessions, and said the session, including exam, will take approximately six hours to complete.

Swine in swine facility."Anyone whose certification has expired or who is a first-time advisor must do a live training like this virtual offering," he said. "Interested and qualified people should complete and return the application form soon."

Qualification requirements are listed on the two-page application form, available as both a fillable pdf document and a Word document from the PQA page on the IPIC website. Applicants may use either version.

Rademacher, who also is IPIC associate director, said no individual spot is guaranteed until the application is approved and specific payment is accepted by IPIC. The cost is $85 per person and includes all materials and online access.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Central time on Oct. 2 and the session begins at 9 a.m. Connection information will be shared with approved applicants closer to the session date.

Five hours of CE credit have been approved by the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine for this session.

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