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Expedited Certification Program

Use to contract expedited inspection services for highly time-sensitive new certifications, add acreages, new facilities, and new equipment.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Form, Helpful documents or flyer
Materials Guide

An easy guide to materials approval and keeping your materials up to date.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer, Instructions
Organic Certification Cost Share

If you need all Cost Share documents, choose the PDF titled "Organic Certification Cost Share Packet". This packet includes:

  • CCOF Cover Letter- Why you should apply for Cost Share and how to complete the application
  • CCOF Request for Verification of Costs- complete and send to CCOF to receive a statement of all certification fees paid for the application year
  • Letter from CDFA regarding the Cost Share program
  • Instructions from CDFA on filling out the application
  • CDFA Sample Cost Share Application
  • CDFA Cost Share Application
  • Payee Data Record

If all you need is a statement of certification costs paid for the application year, choose the PDF titled "CCOF Request for Verification of Costs". Fill out the form and send to CCOF for processing.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Helpful documents or flyer, Instructions
Organic Farm Certification Support Package

A convenient collection of all available sample forms and documents developed by CCOF to help growers maintain compliance with organic standards and recordkeeping requirements.

You can find links to Microsoft Word and Excel versions of each document on our Recordkeeping Tools page, or check out our additional record keeping Google templates.

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Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Organic Handler Certification Support Package

This packet contains information about the organic certification process for Handlers, answers to common questions about certification, and sample forms to assist you with meeting record keeping requirements. It will help you find resources, understand certification issues, maintain compliance with organic standards, and ensure your continued certification with CCOF.

Processor or Handler, Processor located in Canada Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
About CCOF

A helpful flyer about CCOF. Includes a brief history and our organic principles!

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Allowed Livestock Medications

Helpful tips on allowed medications for organic livestock.

Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Become a Certified Facility

Would you like to make certified organic products for others, or pack your own products into other companies' labels? How about provide your services to certified organic businesses? Become a certified facility with CCOF and open yourself up to the growing organic marketplace!

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Biodiversity Resources

Included: biodiversity brochure, complete certifier and farmer guides to biodiversity, hedgerow brochure, Wild Farm Alliance briefing papers.

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
CCOF International Program

Some quick tips and information about our International Program, including the Global Market Access Program, and the International Standards Program.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
CCOF Statistics & Certified Crop Acreage

Get the numbers on organic with CCOF member statistics and certified crop acreage.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Certification Tips for Growers and Handlers

Helpful tips for growers and handlers starting out in organic certification.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Processor located in Canada Helpful documents or flyer
Certification Tips for Livestock Operations

Helpful tips for livestock operations starting out in organic certification.

Grower, Livestock producer, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Develop Compliant Organic Labels

Helpful tips on developing compliant organic labels.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
EU Organic Regulations and Logo Use

Background, Assessment, and Interpretation of (EC) 834/2007, as well as frequently asked questions and instructions for use of the EU organic logo.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Helpful documents or flyer

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