eLearning

FGIS has developed several eLearning courses to aid in standardizing the commercial inspection of U.S. grain. FGIS also makes available a variety of visual aids and works with grain firms and trade organizations to provide technical training targeted to grain industry needs.

FGIS Grain Inspection Orientation

These courses provide an in-depth overview of the Federal Grain Inspection Service, the U.S. Grain Standards and the U.S. grain marketing and inspection system. Whether you need to develop new knowledge or just want an update to stay aware of the current shape of the grain industry, this course will explain in detail how the U.S. grain-inspection and marketing system works.

Grain Grading Tutorials

These courses review the official USDA procedures for inspecting standardized grains.

Rice Grading Tutorials

These courses review the official USDA procedures for inspecting rice.

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Grain Grading Study Questions

These applications are an electronic form of training "Flash Cards" which will aid new inspectors in learning the terms, procedures, and requirements of grading presented in the Grain Grading Tutorials and the Grain Inspection Handbook (Book II Grain Grading Procedures).

Inspector Calibration Trainers

Inspector Calibration Trainers are used by inspectors to fine tune their implementation of the VRI and other skills such as grain classification. These online tools, used in combination with hands-on-training, will help inspectors improve their accuracy.

Introduction to Grain Elevators

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