The Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) program is coordinated at the national level by the American Society of Agronomy. A state/regional board administers the CCA program in each respective state or region, including the state of Iowa. The Board is responsible for developing the Performance Objectives and state exam. The Performance Objectives provide applicants with specific information on knowledge and skill areas covered in the state exam.
The Performance Objectives are divided into four sections: 1) Soil Fertility; 2) Soil and Water Management; 3) Pest Management; and 4) Crop Production. Each section is further divided into several categories. The Performance Objectives will be evaluated and upgraded by the Iowa Board as necessary.
Our complete objectives in PDF format are located here: