Exam Study Materials

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  • 4R NMS Specialty Certification  - 4Rs Nutrient Management - In and Out of Seasion Webinar Series

    This series can be used to prepare for the 4R NMS Specialty Certification Exam. The performance objectives for the exam may be found here.

    The CCA is expected to have background knowledge of the Performance Objectives (POs) in the Nutrient Management Competency Areas used in preparation for the ICCA Exam. These POs address soil testing and plant tissue analysis, nutrient sources, nutrient placing and timing, and nutrient management planning. To some degree, the 4Rs are reflected in each of these areas. The POs for the 4R Nutrient Management Specialist go beyond the basics to integrate the knowledge in developing plans that meet the 4R goals as well as comply with appropriate state and national regulations, as appropriate.