ISO requirements and general certification practices do not allow OPMA to “educate” its membership or prospective members on how to achieve its standards. However, annually OPMA may conduct “training” on its certification programs. These periods will be announced in advance however they are normally conducted during the annual Ohio Produce Network in January of each year. Also, The Ohio State University conducts classes on general Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) which may or may not qualify under OPMA certification programs.
When known, OPMA publishes these classes as a cooperative effort, not as a requirement of the OPMA certification.
Note: Not all classes presented by any organization qualify for the training requirment established for certification. Please check with OPMA to ensure the class you are taking qualifies under this Agreement.