Northeast Region Certified Crop Advisers

A Program of the American Society of Agronomy. Serving our nation's farmers to provide information and expertise on crop production, crop protection, and natural resource management. www.northeastregioncca.com 

The Northeast Agribusiness & CCA Conference

Archived access to Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 now available. 

This year's conference would not have been possible without the kind sponsorship of these friends.

Northeast Region CCA Basic Training

* Video Sessions followed by Six 2-hour Live Workshops!

Registration Information

The NRCCA Basic training is designed to help prospective CCA’s prepare for the Northeast Region CCA exam. Traditionally, this has been held in conjunction with the Advanced Training each Fall in Syracuse NY. 

Due to the uncertainties around meeting this winter and the decision to pursue a virtual format for the Advanced Training (Dec. 1 -3, 2020) we have made the decision to also offer resources for the Basic Training virtually in an effort to aid those preparing for the test in Feb. 2021, or thereafter. 

Registration for the Basic Training Workshops will include access to recorded presentations that address the Performance Objective that a prospective CCA is expected to know for the Northeast Region Exam.  Additionally, registrants will have access to 6 virtual sessions where subject matter experts will be available to answer questions related to the Performance Objectives.

Cost- The cost of the workshop package is $120.

It should be understood that in order to become a CCA it is necessary to pass two exams;

  1. Northeast Region exam

  2. International exam.

The content of the NRCCA Basic Training is specific to the Northeast Region exam. ICCA offers study materials for the International exam that are available for purchase on their website, https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams/exam-study-materials/.  

As soon as you register you will be provided access to the recorded content and other relevant resources for Northeast Region Exam. Past participants have reported that this training is helpful in preparing for the exam but it should be clear that the Basic Training is meant to be a study aid and represents a relatively small portion of the overall study time an aspiring CCA needs to commit to successfully prepare for the exams.

Registration for the Training workshop does NOT register you to take the exams. To register for the exams, visit https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams/registration/

The following schedule will be used for the virtual training sessions. All sessions will be from 9 – 11 am.


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Introduction to available resources and tips for successful exam preparation

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Soil & Water Conservation Q&A

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Nutrient Management Q&A

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Crop Management Q&A

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Pest Management Q&A

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Wrap-up session, Final Q&A, Exam Strategies

Registration Deadline: There is not a specific deadline; however, late registration will severely limit the registrant’s ability to allocate the needed amount of time to utilize available resources.

Policy & Procedures

The Northeast Region Certified Crop Adviser Program is part of the International Certified Crop Adviser Program owned by the American Society of Agronomy and administrated in the Northeast by the New York State Agribusiness Association.

The program is run using the guidelines dictated in the Policy & Procedures Manual.

This manual, access to your NRCCA account, Crops & Soils Magazine and much more can be accessed at https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/ 

How to apply for and report CEU Credits for Virtual Meetings

Click below to see a PowerPoint presentation on how to claim CCA CEU for a Board Approved Self Study virtual meeting.

Step 1- Apply for credits for your virtual meeting. Go to https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/ 

Step 2-  Click on Education and CEUs. Slide down and click on Offer CEUs

Step 3- Click on CEU Application Form

Step 4- Click start new application

Step 5- If it is a live event, choose live meeting. If it is a online education series, choose self-study. If it is a live event which will also later be offered for viewing, choose both.

Step 6- Complete the application process. 

* Be aware if it is a live event that will also later be offered for viewing and you click both, there will be two unique QR codes for a single session. One for the live event. One for the education online. The education online code will be valid for three years. 

Step 7- Once approved, download the QR codes to add to your live digital or educational event. 

Step 8- Use the PowerPoint below as a template to add to the end of your event. Add your unique QR code to this template. Your attendees can then click the code with their phones to claim their CEUs upon completion of your event. 



This PowerPoint may be downloaded for your use at meetings.

Created by Joseph Lawrence of Pro-Dairy, and Greg Albrecht of NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee.

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