Generally licensure is not required for Agricultural Inspector positions in the Virginia state government.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) expects nearly all inspections to result in certificates being issued upon completion of the inspection to determine compliance or non-compliance with the grade or other specifications. VDCS requires inspectors to have the ability to understand and interpret various contract specifications, attend Industry and USDA meetings and understand Import and Export requirements of other countries. Individuals must be able to work under stressful situations. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers additional information on career opportunities: http://www.vdacs.state.va.us/
Becoming an agricultural inspector requires relevant work experience or some college course work in a field such as biology or agricultural science. Inspectors are trained in the applicable laws or inspection procedures through some combination of classroom and on-the-job training. In general, people who want to enter this occupation should be responsible, like detailed work, and be able to communicate well.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: Virginia Career VIEW Research.