Hawaii Interisland Livestock Shipper Certification
Livestock-focused & Industry-driven
This certification covers the basics of keeping animals and personnel safe while shipping via interisland ocean transport.
Simple & Effective
Online certification lets you complete the training at your convenience. In-person certification is available upon request. Certification is valid for 3 years.
Reminders of best practices is essential for new shippers and helpful even to the most experienced shippers.
*PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS STILL IN THE PILOT PROGRAM PHASE AND NOT OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC YET*
Frequently Asked Questions ???
What is the Interisland Livestock Shipper Certification?
The Interisland Livestock Shipper Certification is an online training that briefly covers best management practices for interisland ocean transport of livestock in the state of Hawaii. This certification will be required for any shipper transporting livestock with Young Brothers via ocean freight. Certification training is free and will be valid for 3 years from date of course completion.
What are goals of the Interisland Livestock Shipper Certification?
Provide basic guidance to new livestock shippers to keep personnel and animals safe and protect the integrity of livestock shippers.
Ensure that experienced shippers are reminded of guidelines every three years with a recertification.
Demonstrate to community that the livestock industry is proactive in ensuring safe livestock shipping.
What if I am not able to complete the certification online? Is if available in-person?
In-person certification is available upon request. Please contact you local CTAHR Livestock Extension Agent.
Where do I find the certification course?
Certification course can be found at eXtension Online Campus.
How long does the certification course take to complete?
Certification course consists of short presentations followed by Q&A for each section. It should take less than 30 minutes to complete the certification.
How do I create an account and enroll in the certification course?
View the video below or go to "Instruction for creating an account and enrolling on eXtension Online Campus" .
Livestock Shipper Certification Committee
Melelani Oshiro, CTAHR Livestock Agent (Chair, 2021)
Jenee Odani, CTAHR Extension Veterinarian
Kyle Caires, CTAHR Livestock Agent
Nicole Galase, Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Managing Director
Dr. Lisa Wood, Veterinary Associates Inc., Veterinarian
Jimmy Gomes, Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, President
Julie LaTendresse, Hawaii Sheep & Goat Association, President