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Beef Quality Assurance

By Heidi Carroll

Certification and Re-Certification

Two options exist, online or in-person courses, for certifying or recertifying your Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification. All in-person certification courses must be taught by certified BQA trainers. In-person certification trainings typically have a registration fee, whereas the online course is always free and available any time.

In-Person Trainings

Upcoming in-person certification trainings are typically advertised on the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension events calendar or National BQA events calendar; periodically check these calendars for course availability. Individuals looking for in-person BQA certification courses in their area can also directly contact one of the Certified South Dakota BQA Trainers. Cattlemen or companies wanting to host an in-person certification course are encouraged to organize a group and contact a trainer or the South Dakota State BQA Coordinator, Heidi Carroll.

Producers may attend in-person BQA certification trainings in surrounding states, and producers from any state may certify at a South Dakota training. If a trainer has questions, tell them to contact the South Dakota State BQA Coordinator, Heidi Carroll.

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