xCAP - CNMP (102)
Group CriteriaCriteria
xCAP CNMP (102) Option 1 - State CertificationCNMP – Policy: Knowledge of CNMP policy contained in GM 190, Part 405 and CNMP Technical Criteria contained in each State Field Office Technical Guide in compliance with NI_190_304.
CNMP Development - Experience: Provide 2 sample plans, locations, and 2 verifiable customer references where technical service has been provided to document your experience and proficiency in the planning, designing, installation/layout, and checkout of the nutrient management practice and submit the plans by email, or send a paper copy by mail to your resident State TSP Coordinator.
Conservation Planning Knowledge: Possess and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: a) Awareness of the specific program rules and regulations for conservation programs used to carry out conservation treatment, b) Skill in applying the NRCS conservation planning process, c) Ability to plan and implement conservation practices common to the geographic area, d) Skill in applying approved erosion prediction technology (Revised Universal Soil Loss equation, Wind Erosion Equation, Wind Erosion Prediction System), e) Knowledge of NRCS Field Office Technical Guide standards and specifications for applicable conservation practices in the states and localities to be serviced, f) Skill in using applicable site vulnerability assessment tools, g) Knowledge of Federal, State, tribal, and local laws and regulations.
Conservation Planning References: Provide two locations or customer references where technical service has been provided that can verify your experience and proficiency planning, designing, installation/layout, and checkout of Certified Conservation Planner practices. Candidates must complete at least one field reviewed Resource Management System (RMS) plan for a conservation management unit (CMU).
Conservation Planning State Certification.: Possess a current certification as a certified conservation planner from a NRCS approved training program for the states and localities to be serviced. Candidates must meet any additional minimum qualifications and criteria for conservation planning assistance established by the State Conservationist. NRCS certified conservation planners are responsible for keeping their own individual development plan updated to reflect conservation planning training needed and completed. Training to maintain conservation planning skills must, at a minimum, occur once every three years. : OR Conservation Planning NRCS Training Modules 1-9: Complete modules 1 through 9 of NRCS Conservation Planning Course or equivalent NRCS approved Conservation Planning Training. NRCS certified conservation planners are responsible for keeping their own individual development plan updated to reflect conservation planning training needed and completed. Training to maintain conservation planning skills must, at a minimum, occur once every three years; OR Conservation Planning Organization Certification: Conservation Planning Certification through an approved NRCS certification program
xCAP CNMP (102) Option 2 - Knowledge, Experience, EducationCNMP – Policy: Knowledge of CNMP policy contained in GM 190, Part 405 and CNMP Technical Criteria contained in each State Field Office Technical Guide in compliance with NI_190_304.
CNMP Development - Experience: Provide 2 sample plans, locations, and 2 verifiable customer references where technical service has been provided to document your experience and proficiency in the planning, designing, installation/layout, and checkout of the nutrient management practice and submit the plans by email, or send a paper copy by mail to your resident State TSP Coordinator.
Conservation Planning Knowledge: Possess and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: a) Awareness of the specific program rules and regulations for conservation programs used to carry out conservation treatment, b) Skill in applying the NRCS conservation planning process, c) Ability to plan and implement conservation practices common to the geographic area, d) Skill in applying approved erosion prediction technology (Revised Universal Soil Loss equation, Wind Erosion Equation, Wind Erosion Prediction System), e) Knowledge of NRCS Field Office Technical Guide standards and specifications for applicable conservation practices in the states and localities to be serviced, f) Skill in using applicable site vulnerability assessment tools, g) Knowledge of Federal, State, tribal, and local laws and regulations.
Conservation Planning NRCS Training Modules 1-9: Complete modules 1 through 9 of NRCS Conservation Planning Course or an equivalent NRCS approved Conservation Planning Training. NRCS certified conservation planners are responsible for keeping their own individual development plan updated to reflect conservation planning training needed and completed. Training to maintain conservation planning skills must, at a minimum, occur once every three years.
Nutrient Mgt - Education: Bachelor or higher-level degree in agronomy or soil fertility and at least 1 years experience and knowledge in planning, design, layout of the, and practices as associated with this category.