2020 Quality Assurance

Erie County Virtual QA Dates and Registrations

For this year only, you may complete QA virtually through a live ZOOM training. These sessions will be limited to 40 youth per session and you will need to register for the session you would like to attend at least 24 hours in advance. You can register through the links below. Youth and a parent will need to be present with their video feed on for the entire session.

Please click next to the date you want to attend.

April 23   7:00pm   https://go.osu.edu/ap23

April 30   3:00pm    https://go.osu.edu/ap30

May 19    6:00pm   https://go.osu.edu/ma19

June 2     6:00pm   https://go.osu.edu/ju2

June 17   7:00pm    https://go.osu.edu/ju17


July 16, 2020 7-8pm - LAST CHANCE QA - It is unclear at this time if this session will be virtual or in-person. Those who need QA may contact the Extension office for more information. 

YQCA Quality Assurance Option

Online YQCA
THIS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE CERTIFICATION. For a tutorial about completing the YQCA training please click HERE. If you have questions about the YQCA certification or plan to complete your QA via this method please contact Jessica George at george.979@osu.edu or 419-515-5820 so we can obtain the required documentation of training.

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the YQCA Board is announcing a 25% flash sale on the web based certification, making the training $9/youth. Those wishing to take part in the flash sale will need to purchase $9 web-based training coupons from YQCA. For instructions on how to obtain the coupon code click HERE. For a coupon order form click HERE. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED PRICE. Once the order form and proof of payment is received, coupons will be issued and returned to the purchaser within 3-5 business days. Coupons MUST be put towards a web-based training in the month of April. 

Quality Assurance Test Out Option
Junior Fair exhibitors ages 15 to 18 (4-H age) may attempt to test-out of the annual quality assurance program. Youth have only one chance to take the 50 multiple choice question exam each year. Youth must receive a 70% or higher to pass the test and are then exempt from annual QA recertification for the remainder of their Junior fair career. If they do not pass, they must attend a QA session for the current year with a parent or guardian.  

For 2020, youth may take a Quality Assurance Test Out Exam via a proctored ZOOM session. If you are interested in taking the Test Out Exam, contact Jessica George by May 1st to schedule a time for the exam.