Livestock Quality Assurance

Youth NOT attending a County Group LQA event must complete either the online QA(Youth-all ages) or the Written Test Out Option(available to Youth- ages 12-18).

Club trainings WILL NOT be a training option for 2017

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

We are excited to announce that the new QA Online Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active.

Youth can now navigate to the NEW online YQCA course at

You will use your 4HOnline login(email address) and password information to access the courses for the ACTIVE youth in your family.  Only ACTIVE members will show in the drop down menu for access to the course.  If you have forgotten your password for 4-H Online, use the 4-H Online program to make a password change.  Then log into  YQCA.  Google Chrome browser works best for this program.

 All registration questions with YQCA should be directed to There will not be local support for the YQCA program.

All 4-H'ers need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations.

The YQCA site is user friendly and should make it easy for 4-H families to complete their QA training for this year.  

4-H youth ages 8-18, who are enrolled in any of the livestock projects listed below are required to complete three (3) modules in the YQCA Online Course by June 15 of the current year in order to complete that year's QA requirements.

  • Beef

  • Sheep

  • Swine

  • Rabbit

  • Poultry

  • Meat Goat

  • Dairy Goat

  • Dairy Cattle

To receive credit for the modules, youth will need to pass the module's associated quiz with a score of 80% or higher. If youth do not pass a quiz on the first try they will have the option to return to the materials and review them again prior to attempting the quiz, or choose a different module instead.  Please print the certificate of completion from YQCA and bring it to the office when complete.

 4-H'ers that had started their QA training in the old Nebraska-LQA site will be able to complete their modules and print off their certificate(s) of completion and take them to their Extension Office.

Intermediate and senior level youth are eligible to test-out by taking a written test at their local Extension office to fulfill Quality Assurance age level requirements. Practice tests are available at the Extension Office.   To test-out of Quality Assurance, please contact your local extension office at 308 872 6831 for more information and/or to schedule a testing time. 

All training and/or testing must be completed by June 15.