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PQA & TQA certification

PQA Plus wordmark.A few in-person Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) certification sessions are being scheduled this year. The sessions scheduled in 2023 include the following dates and locations:
  • March 14 - Mankato, MN - MN Pork Board Office, 151 St. Andrews Ct., Ste 810
  • June 14 - Hutchinson, MN - McLeod County Fairgrounds, Extension Office Meeting Room, 840 Century Ave.
  • November 14 - Mankato, MN - MN Pork Board Office, 151 St. Andrews Ct., Ste 810
PQA+ certification is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and TQA from 1 to 4 p.m. at all locations unless noted otherwise.

Pre-registration is required by contacting Colleen at Minnesota Pork Board at colleen@mnpork.com or call 507-345-8814.

If you need to renew your PQA+ or TQA certification and a date listed above does not accommodate your schedule, or if your farm has a large group of employees needing certification, please contact Colleen Carey at Minnesota Pork Board office at 507-345-8814 or colleen@mnpork.com to schedule an alternative time for a training.

Classes are provided by the University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Pork Board

PQA+ and TQA certification can be completed online in a self-paced course too. Your UMN Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte can assist you in gaining access to online training for PQA+ and TQA.

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