The University of Arizona
BQA Certification

Upcoming BQA Certification Classes in Arizona

May 30, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (MDT)
Arizona Beef Quality Assurance Workshop and Certification
Kayenta Chapter House
Kayenta, AZ
For more information:
Contact your Local District 8 Grazing Officials
Chilchinbeto 928-697-5680
Oljato 435-727-5850
Dennehotso 928-685-3300
Kayenta 928-697-2250
Event Flyer

June 13, 2014
9:00 am - 11:00 am (MST)
Arizona Beef Quality Assurance Workshop and Certification with
Special segment on Food Safety
UA Food Products and Safety Lab
Tucson, AZ 85719
For more information:
Debbie Reed
520-626-7107 or
Event Flyer

June 20, 2014
7:30 am - 3:15 pm
This is a full day event, see flyer for full schedule
Besh Ba Gowah Conference Room
1324 Jess Hayes Road (Access from Broad St.)
Globe Community Center
Globe, AZ 85501
For more information:
Mori Farmer
(928) 474-4160 or
Event Flyer

Call Debbie Reed at (520) 626-7107 or e-mail to see about arranging a class in your area.

BQA Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Requirement

In order to maintain certification, a minimum of 4 hours of continuing education is required every 3 years. The certified individual is responsible for submitting continuing education class information to the BQA office. Please submit continuing education information to:

Arizona Beef Quality Assurance
Attn: Debbie Reed
1650 E. Limberlost Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85719
or email

In order to receive continuing education credit a class must be approved by the Arizona Rancher Beef Quality Assurance Program. If a class has not received prior approval a list of class topics may be requested to determine if the class meets continuing education requirements.

Upcoming Approved Continuing Education Opportunities

The BQA Certification events listed at the top of the page also meet the recertification requirement.

Call Debbie Reed at (520) 626-7107 or e-mail to see about arranging a continuing education class in your area or to have an upcoming workshop approved for AZBQA continuing education credit.

Online Continuing Education Opportunities

Completion of the Masters of Beef Advocacy online program can be applied towards 4 hours of continuing education credits. For more information on the program as well as enrollment instructions visit Once you enroll in the program and complete the online material you will be sent a confirmation of completion email. Simply forward this to and the continuing education credits will be applied towards your BQA renewal. For continuing education credit you only need to complete the online portion of the Masters of Beef Advocacy program. Although you are encouraged to attend the commencement and additional training session it is not required to receive the continuing education credits.