OEFFA inspectors must have appropriate experience and/or education in growing/processing and are generally trained by the International Organic Inspectors Association in the scope(s) they intend to inspect (crop/wild crop, livestock, or processing/handling). Training courses are approximately one week long for each scope. See IOIA’s website for training locations, dates, and cost.
Depending on prior experience, a prospective inspector may also be matched with a mentor and required to shadow her/him for several inspections and complete sample reports.
If you are interested in inspecting for OEFFA, please submit a cover letter, resume, appropriate IOIA certificates, and a list of three references to Haleyoeffaorg.
Multiple factors are taken into account in hiring inspectors—demand for specific scopes, experience, training, education, communication skills, location, and willingness to travel.
Please contact the Inspection Administrator if you have any further questions about inspecting for OEFFA.