In June the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) released the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) 4R Nutrient Management Specialist (4R NMS) Study Guide. Its content supports the current performance objectives. The guide is available for purchase on the IPNI website ($25).
The CCA 4R NMS Specialty Area is an additional specialty certification that builds upon the nutrient, soil, and water components of the International CCA Certification, to demonstrate the Crop Adviser’s proficiency in working with the 4R concept and building it into nutrient management planning. The 4R NMS is available in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin. You must already have a CCA certification within these states to be eligible to take the 4R NMS exam. The next U.S. based exam is February 2, 2018.
There are plans to expand to more states in the near future. If you would like to see this specialty be available in your state/province, please contact your CCA representative.