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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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2021 CCA VIrtual Conference

December 8, 2021

The Illinois CCA Board hosted a virtual conference on Dec. 8 from 7 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  If you missed the conference, it will be availabe to view digitally on the American Society of Agronomy Website.


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 link below to find out more information about the process.  The International Exam is available on demand and the Tri-State (Illinois) exam is held the first Friday in February and August.

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.
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International Exam 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.

Nominations are open for CCA of the Year!

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llinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Board are proud to announce applications are open for the Illinois CCA of the Year. This award recognizes an individual who has performed superior service for their farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management, and crop production. The CCA Award is designed to recognize a crop adviser who is highly innovative, and who meets the needs of their customers in today’s challenging farming environment.

Nominations must be submitted by a county Farm Bureau (CFB), an active Farm Bureau member, or the employer of the CCA who has knowledge of the CCA’s qualifications. Nominators may resubmit a past candidate who has not previously won the award.

Nomination forms will only be accepted online. You can find those materials, along with instructions,

Nominations must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2nd, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact: Lisa Muirheid Martin (Illinois CCA) at 815-844-6677,