For the first time the Certified Livestock Manager testing will
be available in Spanish. This option will be offered for both
our in-person and online exams.
"This partnership, between the IDOA and the University of
Illinois Extension, provides the tools, education, and training
for our state's certified livestock managers to become skilled
in best management practices," said IDOA Director Jerry Costello
II. "The goal is for our livestock facilities to be good
neighbors and stewards of the land."
To attend an in-person workshop, registration is required at
go.illinois.edu/CLMT. Registration will be open one month prior
to the workshop date, and class size is limited in some
locations. All participants are required to wear a mask in order
to comply with COVID-19 safety precautions.
The 2022 workshop dates and locations are:
January 18, Effingham County Extension Office, Effingham
January 19, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Nashville
January 20, Clinton County Extension Office, Breese
February 1, IDOA Building auditorium, Illinois State
February 2, U of I Extension Pike-Scott Farm Bureau
February 3, Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Building, Monmouth
February 15, Livingston County Extension Office, Pontiac
February 16, DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building, Sycamore
February 17, Stephenson County Farm Bureau Building,
February 23, Bank of Springfield Center, Springfield.
These will have the same format as previous workshops starting
at 9:00 am., except the February 23 session at the Illinois Pork
Expo, which will start at noon. The training lasts 3 ½ hours,
and after the workshop, those with over 1,000 animal units (AUs)
will be required to take a paper exam. The training manual
“Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship Curriculum” is
available for free at go.illinois.edu/manual.
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Producers also have the option of taking online training that
consists of nine modules of 10- to 20-minute videos that can be
viewed at an individual’s own pace. Those who have more than
1,000 animal units may take the exam online. Multiple attempts
on the online exam are allowed. Producers with less than 1,000
AUs will work through the lessons only. Having more than 1,000
AUs requires completing the lessons and passing the online exam.
The certification exam has been updated for the 2022 season with
50 questions on both the paper-based and online exams. An
individual must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass.
You can create an account and get access to the online training
University of Illinois Extension’s in-person or online training
fee is $40 and IDOA’s certification fee is $30. Any questions
relating to the CLMT program can be directed to Nesli Akdeniz at
email@example.com or (217) 300-2644.
The Livestock Management Facilities Act of 1997 requires:
--Facilities with 300 or more animal units to have at least one
employee certified in proper manure handling procedures.
--Facilities with 300 to 999 animal units, the employee either
must complete online CLM training or workshop or pass the
Illinois Department of Agriculture's Certified Livestock Manager
--The employee of facilities with more than 1,000 or more units
must complete one of the training options and pass the Certified
Livestock Manager online exam to achieve certification.
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