Once a person’s application is approved by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and a certification number (29_CSXXXXX) has been received, that person is authorized to collect compliance samples for Registered Producers who hire them. All compliance samples must be collected in accordance with the Missouri Department of Agriculture Sampling Protocol.

Hemp Program Rules

List of Certified Samplers

Certified Industrial Hemp Samplers are not employees, contractors, or representatives of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Compliance Sampling

All industrial hemp lots must be sampled within thirty (30) days prior to harvest by a Certified Industrial Hemp Sampler in accordance with the Sampling Protocol.


When transporting industrial hemp samples in Missouri, the following documentation must be included in the shipment:

  • Copy of the producer’s registration
  • Copy of your certification
  • Completed, signed Chain of Custody attached to each sample
Annual Report

For Reporting Period: Nov. 1, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2022
Must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2022

Sampling Log(s) for all samples collected during the reporting period must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2022.

  • Submit via email to reporting.hemp@mda.mo.gov; or
  • Submit by mail to Missouri Department of Agriculture, Industrial Hemp Program, P.O. Box 630, Jefferson City, MO 65102

Sampling Log Template

Certification Process

To become certified, an individual must complete the following requirements within sixty (60) days: complete an approved training course, pass the certification examination with a score of 80% or higher, and mail a completed Certified Industrial Hemp Sampler application to the Department with a nonrefundable fifty-dollar ($50) fee.

Certified Industrial Hemp Samplers can also be Registered Producers or Permit holders, but cannot collect compliance samples for registrations in their name, in their employer’s name, or in which they are a key participant.

CIHS Training Module 1: CIHS Basics

CIHS Training Module 2: Pre-Harvest Sampling

CIHS Training Module 3: Records and Other Requirements

CIHS Training Module 4: Remediation Sampling

Once you have thoroughly reviewed all four training modules, contact program staff at hempprogram@mda.mo.gov to sign up for the next available online exam. Testing cycles are typically open the first business day of each month, and are open for one week.