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Illinois CCA Program

Certification is a standard of excellence used in many professions, including law, accounting, and engineering. With the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program, you can demonstrate your valuable agronomic expertise to the farmers you advise.

What is the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program?
CCA is designed to establish base standards of knowledge for individuals who advise growers on crop management and production inputs. It's a way for our industry to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to help growers produce economical.

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2023 CCA Conference

December 14, 2023

WE ARE BACK!!  The Illinois CCA Board will host the 2023 Conference in person at The iHOTEL in Champaign! 

Check Your CEUs

Need to check how many CEU Credits you have? Log in to your account to view your status, register for exams, search the directory, and more!


Become a CCA

Have questions about becoming a CCA? Click the ASA link below.

 The International and Tri-State Exams are now available on demand - anytime, anywhere convenient for you!

In-person CCA Exam Training will be Jan. 12, 2024 at the IL Soybean Association. More info to come!

Offer CEUs at your Meeting/Event

Hosting an educational event for CCAs? Offer CEUs at you meeting or event by following the link below.

Illinois CCA Webinar Recordings

Recordings of the IllinoisCCA webinars from the February 23rd and March 2nd showings are now available for viewing on the website. Click below to access the Webinar Archive which also includes links to NREC, IL Farm Bureau and IL Soy Advisor Webinars.
Illinois CCA Webinars

International and Tri-State Exams Now Available On-Demand

NEW--We're excited to announce the International CCA Exam is now on-demand! No waiting to take the International exam in February or August--take it at a time that works for you.*
You will need:
For more information on registration, study materials, Performance Objectives, please visit the CCA Exam page or click the button below. 


Illinois CCA Newsletter

Check out the CCA Soy Envoys!

Have you visited the Illinois Soy Advisor webpage recently?

Clicking on the CCA Star will take you to:

  • CCA Updates from around the state.
  • Lots of FREE CEU webinars - click, watch/listen and then self-report your CEUs
  • 4R Exam study materials. The 4R course that Bill Simmons gave at the IFCA Conference plus the webinars that followed are all archived on the ilsoyadviser website and available to help you study for the next 4R NMS Specialty Exam.

Have a Blessed 2023!