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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

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

Walk-In Registrations are WELCOME!


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. Click HERE to register!

Offer CEUs at your Meeting/Event

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

Thank you to the 2022 CCA Conference Sponsors

nBrandt Agronomic Services, LLC
nAgronomic Insights
nBecks Hybrids
nSidell Agri Services, Inc. 
nOCP North America
nParkland College Advanced Applicator Technician Program

International and Tri-State Exams Now Available On-Demand

NEW--The CCA Exams are on-demand with testing windows! Take them at a time that works for you.*

Exam Registration: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 – Monday, January 15, 2024                       Exam Scheduling: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 – Thursday, February 1, 2024                           Exam Window: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 – Monday, February 5, 2024

Exam Registration: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – Monday, March 18, 2024                           Exam Scheduling: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – Thursday, April 4, 2024                                    Exam Window: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 – Monday, April 8, 2024
Exam Registration: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 – Monday, July 15, 2024                                      Exam Scheduling: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – Thursday, August 1, 2024                                   Exam Window: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 – Monday, August 5, 2024

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!