Certified Industrial Hemp Sampler
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.
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Certified Industrial Hemp Samplers are not employees, contractors, or representatives of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
When transporting industrial hemp samples in Missouri, the following documentation must be included in the shipment:
For Reporting Period: Nov. 2, 2020 – Oct. 31, 2021
Sampling Log(s) for all samples collected during the reporting period must be submitted by Nov. 12, 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.