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Arkansas BQA offers two ways to participate.
1. Online Certification: Producers register through the National BQA Online Classroom, complete the desired training modules
and pass the test. The National BQA Manual and training modules are available at no cost.
2. In-person Certification: Producers attend a course provided by an official Arkansas
BQA trainer. Arkansas currently has 25 Extension Agriculture Agents available as
BQA trainers. Producer information will be entered into the National BQA database.
You can find future trainings here.
* For both types of certification, a state and national BQA number will be issued
for the producer. Producers must re-certify every 3 years.
Click here to find the BQA trainers near you.
Arkansas BQA offers the farm assessment program.
Arkansas BQA offers the train-the-trainer program for educators who wish to be BQA
The BQA program is supported by the check-off dollars provided by the Arkansas Beef Council.