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.
The Northeast Agribusiness & CCA Conference
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Northeast Region CCA Basic Training
* Video Sessions followed by Six 2-hour Live Workshops!
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;
Northeast Region 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
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/