K,O.I. offers several certification programs. All have package deals. The most popular is the Certified Koi Keeper curriculum, which includes 9 courses that should be of interest to anyone that keeps Koi. Graduates are known as Certified Koi Keepers.
K.O.I. Specialists are people who have passed a series of courses that provided symbiotic knowledge about one aspect of Koi keeping.
A Specialist may also be a Certified Koi Keeper. A person may have several Specialist certifications.
To become certified as a K.O.i. Specialist, a K.O.I. Certified Koi Keeper that is in good standing is only required to take any additional courses that they have not already taken. A K.O.I. Specialist in good standing is only required to take any additional courses that they have not already taken in order to become a Certified Koi Keeper.
All Specialists will require 7 CE credits to be obtained every 2 years in order to maintain that certification. Credits for multiple certifications are additive – e.g., a person that is a Certified Koi Keeper and a K.O.I. Biology Specialist will require 22 CE credits every 2 years in order to maintain both of those certifications.
K.O.I. offers a Show Water Quality Specialist Certification to assure that those who are in charge of water quality at Koi shows or club auctions understand the principles of what is needed to keep Koi healthy at events.
K.O.I. offers a Certification in Pond Science, which is intended for those who build, repair, maintain or help people with ponds.