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PQA Plus Advisor Recertification Session on Offer

by 5m Editor
16 November 2010, at 8:05am

IOWA, US - People who become certified as Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus® programme are required to recertify every three years.

That means those certified during the initial training period in 2007 need to complete a recertification training and testing session in 2010. The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University (ISU) has scheduled a recertification session for 9 December in Ames.

James McKean, IPIC associate director and ISU Extension swine veterinarian, said the session will be taught by Iowa State animal science and veterinary medicine faculty members who are certified PQA Plus® trainers.

“The session is limited to the first 30 participants who preregister and pay the recertification fee of $50 per person,“ Mr McKean said. “Preregistration is strongly encouraged to ensure the new PQA Plus® materials will be available for each participant, so no walk-ins will be accepted.“

The session is filled on a first received, first accepted basis, so people should submit their preregistration and payment as soon as possible. The preregistration form is available here. It also is available by fax by calling Jane Runneals at IPIC at 515-294-4103.