Applications due soon for Dec. 4 PQA Advisor Certification Session


Source: Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC)

Nov 13, 2020


AMES, Iowa The application deadline for Iowa Pork Industry Center's final Pork Quality Assurance Advisor certification session in 2020 is fast approaching. Those interested in either recertifying as a PQA 4.0 advisor or becoming certified for the first time must submit an application, have it approved and fee paid to confirm their spot in the session by Friday, Nov. 20.


This session is set for Friday, Dec. 4, and will be held virtually. Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher will teach the session.


"Recertification applicants should plan on approximately four hours, followed by an exam," he said. "Those being certified for the first time will spend approximately six hours of classroom time, followed by an exam."


Qualification information is available on the two-page application form, which is available as both a fillable pdf document and a word document. Applicants may use either version. There is a 15-person minimum, and no individual spot is guaranteed until the application is approved and specific payment is accepted by IPIC. The cost is $85 per person and includes all materials and online access. The session begins at 9 a.m.


Five hours of CE credit have been approved by the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine for this session.


Future PQA Advisor certification sessions will be scheduled in 2021, and application information will be shared when that is available.






IPIC was established in 1994 as a coordinated effort of the colleges of Agriculture (now Agriculture and Life Sciences) and Veterinary Medicine at ISU. Its mission is to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts. IPIC focuses its efforts on programs that are integral and complementary to ISU Extension and Outreach. Through IPIC, Iowa producers receive accurate and timely information to make their operations more efficient and profitable.



Chris Rademacher, Iowa Pork Industry Center, 515-294-8792,


Sherry Hoyer, Iowa Pork Industry Center, 515-294-4496,