Certified Fieldperson Details & FAQ


Who needs a license?

A Certified Fieldperson is an (industry) employee who is trained and certified to conduct official Grade "A" dairy farm inspections in the same manner a Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) inspector would inspect a dairy farm.


What fees are required? How long is the license good for? Is it pro-rated?

$150 good for 3 years from the certification date. It is not Pro-rated.


How do I apply for a license?

An individual should apply for a license by using the application form DY-312.


Are there any special requirements to obtain a license?

Yes. A person needs to work with a dairy inspector on 25 farms and agree within 80% on those farm inspections.


Who do I contact for an inspection?

An individual who is interested in being a Grade "A" Certified Industry Field Person should contact the Lansing office at 800-292-3939.


Steps to Becoming a Certified Fieldperson in accordance with the Grade "A" Milk Law of 2001

A Certified Fieldperson is an (industry) employee who is trained and certified to conduct official Grade "A" dairy farm inspections in the same manner a Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) inspector would inspect a dairy farm.

Steps to becoming a Certified Fieldperson:

  • Complete application DY-312 ($150 application fee--license is good for 3 years and is prorated in 6 month increments).
     
  • Contact the Lansing Office at 800-292-3939 to arrange dairy farm inspections with a dairy inspector.
     
  • Applicant must inspect 25 farms with the MDA inspector, correctly matching 80% or better of the inspector's debit items. NOTE: The same is true of Certified Fieldpersons seeking to renew their license.
     
  • Requirements can be found in the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, Section 5 (see below).
     
  • Requests for additional information can be made by email to mda-dairyinfo@michigan.gov
     

Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance of 2007