CAP - CNMP (102)
Group CriteriaCriteria
CAP CNMP (102) Option 1 - Knowledge, Experience and TrainingCNMP - Policy: Knowledge of CNMP policy contained in GM 190, Part 405 and CNMP Technical Criteria contained in each State Field Office Technical Guide.
CNMP Development - Experience: Have assisted in the development of CNMPs and provided on-site conservation planning assistance to producers under the supervision of a Certified CNMP planner for 2 years. Provide name and contact information of Certified CNMP Planner. Provide 1 sample plan developed within the last 3 years, their locations, and at least 2 associated customer references where technical service has been provided to document your experience and proficiency in the planning, designing, installation/layout, and checkout of the nutrient management practice and submit the plans by email, or send a paper copy by mail to your resident State TSP Coordinator.
Conservation Planning Knowledge: Possess and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: a) Awareness of the specific USDA and local program rules and regulations for conservation programs used to carry out conservation treatment, b) Skill in applying the NRCS conservation planning process, c) Ability to plan and implement conservation practices common to the geographic area, d) Knowledge of Federal, State, tribal, and local laws and regulations; e) Knowledge of livestock and/or poultry animal feeding operations, manure transfer systems, manure treatment systems, and manure/waste storage systems; and f) Proficient in the use of nutrient transport risk assessment tools (including Leaching Index, Phosphorus Index).
Nutrient Management Knowledge: Knowledge of fertilizer and manure management to develop nutrient management plans consistent with the current NRCS Conservation Practice Standard 590 Nutrient Management for the states seeking certification; or certification through at least one of the following organizations: 1) CCA- Certified Crop Advisor certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 2) CPAg- Certified Professional Agronomist certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 3) CPCSc: Certified Professional Crop Scientist certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 4) CPSSc: Certified Professional Soil Scientist certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 5) Crop Certification through the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC), or 6) Other NRCS approved training program.
Required Training: Complete and document in Section D all of the following trainings: a) Conservation Planning NRCS Training Modules 1-9: Complete modules 1 through 9 of NRCS Conservation Planning Course or an equivalent NRCS approved Conservation Planning Training; b) Introduction to the Field Office Technical Guide (AgLearn) c) Current wind and water erosion technologies training coordinated through a State NRCS Office or an equivalent course approved by the Director, CPTAD; d) NRCS Agricultural Waste Management Systems, A Primer (AgLearn); e) NRCS Agricultural Waste Management Systems, Level 2 (AgLearn); f) Air Quality, Climate Change, and Energy (AgLearn); g) Air Quality Resource Concerns (AgLearn); h) Air QualityAssessment Tool Webinar – Dairy, Swine or Poultry (S&T Library); i) Introduction to Water Quality (AgLearn); and j) Nutrient Management, Modules 1-6 (AgLearn).
State Required Certification or licensing: In Section C1 of the TSP profile enter all certifications or licenses if required by state or local law or regulation in which service will be provided. Documentation of certification or a license should be provided to the TSP’s resident State TSP Coordinator and to the State TSP Coordinator(s) for the states where certification is being requested.
State Specific Training Module: Complete each State's Certified Conservation Planner, State Specific Training Module(s) for each State seeking CNMP Certification (TSP Website-Training Opportunities webpage).
CAP CNMP (102) Option 2 - Knowledge and EducationCNMP - Policy: Knowledge of CNMP policy contained in GM 190, Part 405 and CNMP Technical Criteria contained in each State Field Office Technical Guide.
CNMP Development - Experience: Provide 1 sample plan developed within the last 3 years, their locations, and at least 2 associated customer references where technical service has been provided to document your experience and proficiency in the planning, designing, installation/layout, and checkout of the nutrient management practice and submit the plans by email, or send a paper copy by mail to your resident State TSP Coordinator.
Conservation Planning Knowledge: Possess and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: a) Awareness of the specific USDA and local program rules and regulations for conservation programs used to carry out conservation treatment, b) Skill in applying the NRCS conservation planning process, c) Ability to plan and implement conservation practices common to the geographic area, d) Knowledge of Federal, State, tribal, and local laws and regulations; e) Knowledge of livestock and/or poultry animal feeding operations, manure transfer systems, manure treatment systems, and manure/waste storage systems; and f) Proficient in the use of nutrient transport risk assessment tools (including Leaching Index, Phosphorus Index).
Education: Possess a minimum of a B.S. or Associate degree in Natural Resources or Agricultural Program.
Nutrient Management Knowledge: Knowledge of fertilizer and manure management to develop nutrient management plans consistent with the current NRCS Conservation Practice Standard 590 Nutrient Management for the states seeking certification; or certification through at least one of the following organizations: 1) CCA- Certified Crop Advisor certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 2) CPAg- Certified Professional Agronomist certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 3) CPCSc: Certified Professional Crop Scientist certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 4) CPSSc: Certified Professional Soil Scientist certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 5) Crop Certification through the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC), or 6) Other NRCS approved training program.
Required Training: Complete and document in Section D all of the following trainings: a) Conservation Planning NRCS Training Modules 1-9: Complete modules 1 through 9 of NRCS Conservation Planning Course or an equivalent NRCS approved Conservation Planning Training; b) Introduction to the Field Office Technical Guide (AgLearn) c) Current wind and water erosion technologies training coordinated through a State NRCS Office or an equivalent course approved by the Director, CPTAD; d) NRCS Agricultural Waste Management Systems, A Primer (AgLearn); e) NRCS Agricultural Waste Management Systems, Level 2 (AgLearn); f) Air Quality, Climate Change, and Energy (AgLearn); g) Air Quality Resource Concerns (AgLearn); h) Air QualityAssessment Tool Webinar – Dairy, Swine or Poultry (S&T Library); i) Introduction to Water Quality (AgLearn); and j) Nutrient Management, Modules 1-6 (AgLearn).
State Required Certification or licensing: In Section C1 of the TSP profile enter all certifications or licenses if required by state or local law or regulation in which service will be provided. Documentation of certification or a license should be provided to the TSP’s resident State TSP Coordinator and to the State TSP Coordinator(s) for the states where certification is being requested.
State Specific Training Module: Complete each State's Certified Conservation Planner, State Specific Training Module(s) for each State seeking CNMP Certification (TSP Website-Training Opportunities webpage).