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Need a Commodity Tester Certificate? Attend the August 22 Grain Grading School

ODA Approved Course for Commodity Tester Certificates

Are you looking to obtain your Commodity Tester Certificate? Or, do you already have your Commodity Tester Certificate and need to renew it?

This Grain Grading School – approved by the Ohio Department of Agriculture – is structured to provide certification/recertification opportunities.

The next Grain Grading School will be held August 22 in Renyoldsburg. 

Individuals seeking certification will receive training in the procedures for grading corn, soybeans and wheat, as well as sampling and equipment, and will then take an open-book exam consisting of 50 questions. Those seeking recertification receive the same training and sign a verification of attendance form.

The Ohio Commodity Handler Law requires all individuals who perform a quality test for the purpose of applying a premium or discount on commodities to be certified. New commodity testers must pass (80 percent) a written exam. Those currently certified must either fulfill continuing education requirements, or pass the written exam once every three years to renew their Commodity Tester Certificate.

Instruction is provided by Eurofins Grain Inspection and Steve Peters, Inc.

Complete event details and registration are available at

Event Details

August 22

  • Location: Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield Building, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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