Various training courses which are being constantly updated both from the didactic and scientific points of view have been set up with the aim of satisfying different types of people and include every phase of production, from agronomy to transformation techniques, sensorial analysis and marketing.
The methodological approach caters on the one hand for the need for more thorough knowledge for those who already possess a solid preparation and competence, and on the other, for those who are simply interested and who would like to gain more knowledge in a serious course.
The lectures are always backed up by practical classes.
At the beginning of the course, to each participant will be given the ONAOO Skills Card, a school record on will be recorded every activity followed by the student, organized by the "School for professional tasters of olive oils."
The training process is outlined below:
INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL COURSE FOR ASPIRANTS OLIVE OIL TASTERS
The course is held in accordance with the IOC and EU standards.
Duration: 5 days (35 hours)
Price: € 1.000 – foreign company
€ 1.210 (VAT included) – foreign individual
Participation Certificate and Sensory Aptitude Certificate, issued after passing trials and aimed (only for the Italians) to the registration in the “Italian list of technicians and experts of virgin and extra virgin olive oils”.
EXAMINATION to access the List "ONAOO Professional Tasters"
Difference Tests, Quantitative Descriptive Analysis (QDA), Multiple choice tests on the olive oil sector, defects recognition and origins of the olive oils.
Duration: 1 day
Price: € 150,00 – foreign company
€ 181,50 (VAT included) – foreign individual
Professional Taster Diploma of the "School for professional tasters of olive oils."
ONAOO organizes each year No. 2 PREP COURSE to overcome the Examination:
Duration: 3 days
Price per each Prep course: € 300,00 – foreign company
€ 363,00 (VAT included) – foreign individual
Certificate of Attendance.
Tasting lessons on Skype.
Duration: 60’ – 90’
Price: € 150,00 (transport fee included) – foreign company
€ 181,50 (VAT and transport fee included) – foreign indivual
Guided tastings by geographical areas.
Duration: 1 day
Price: € 100,00 – foreign company
€ 121,00 (VAT included) – foreign individual
Tasting sessions according to the methodology laid down in the Annex XII of the EEC Reg. n. 2568/91 next. mod. and relevance to the Ministerial Decree n. 1334 of February 28, 2012; guided tastings and update lectures.
Duration: 5 days * 4 weeks (1 year total)
Price per each week: € 500,00 – foreign company
€ 605,00 (VAT included) – foreign individuals
Participation Certificate in order to register in the “Italian list of technicians and experts of virgin and extra virgin olive oils”.
Olive-growing techniques for increasing production, containment of the costs and improvement of the olive oil quality.
Duration: 5 days
Price: € 700 – foreign company
€ 847 (VAT included) – foreign individual
No. 2 REFRESHER COURSES (Reserved for Members)
Practical courses in sensory analysis aimed to maintain the capacity of sensory evaluation.
Duration: 1 day