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GEAPS: Credentialing Program

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Advance your career with a Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM) or a Credential in Grain Processing Management (CGPM). These credentials improve your job skills, show your desire to enhance your industry-specific knowledge and demonstrate your commitment to achievement. Once you complete a credential, your accomplishment is recognized in GEAPS publications and you receive a certificate of completion.

For a list of courses required to complete a credential, click on the credential’s name below. Each course is offered at regular intervals, so you can map your path to completion.

The Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM)

Eventually, all six courses for the CGOM will be available in Spanish. Click here for course information in Spanish.

The Credential in Grain Processing Management (CGPM)

Specialist in Grain Quality Management

  • GEAPS 521: Aeration System Design and Fan Operational Management
  • GEAPS 522: FGIS Grain Inspection Orientation
  • GEAPS 524: Grain Drying
  • GEAPS 525: Management of Insect Pests in Stored Grain

Specialist in Grain Handling Equipment Management

  • GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II
  • GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III
  • GEAPS 554: Grain Elevator Equipment Maintenance I
  • GEAPS 555: Advanced and Preventive Maintenance for Grain Facilities: Conveyance Equipment 

Specialist in Property and Casualty Risk Management

  • GEAPS 541: Developing an Effective Safety Culture (new in May 2014)
  • GEAPS 542: Electrical Safety for Grain Facilities
  • GEAPS 544: Preventing and Responding to Grain Dust Explosions
  • GEAPS 545: Grain Entrapment: Causes, Prevention and Rescue

Master Credential in Grain Operations Management (MCGOM)

The Master Credential in Grain Operations Management is earned by completing the CGOM and all three specialist credentials. It is the highest form of training currently available in the industry.

Continuing Education

To help keep you up to speed with innovations and evolving industry standards, you must earn at least one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) within three years of earning your credential. To earn a CEU, you may complete another distance education course, or participate in pre-authorized educational programs at Exchange, GEAPS chapter programs or programs offered by other organizations or universities.

For more information on the credential program, please contact Laura Atchley at GEAPS.