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Updates to CCOF Annual Certification Fees

by kta |

Thank you, CCOF members, for choosing CCOF as your certifier. We look forward to another year of growing the organic movement with you!

In 2019, CCOF conducted an in-depth fee analysis to ensure we keep costs down, make certification accessible, and remain competitive. We have a reputation for providing exceptional service and value, and we maintain these high levels by ensuring staff capacity and streamlined service.

As a result of our fee analysis, CCOF implemented a two-year strategy to make certification fees more equitable across categories. In 2023, we are implementing modest decreases and increases across our Annual Certification Fee tiers. The intention is to minimize large fee increases between fee tiers to support long-term fee planning for CCOF members. As your business grows, certification costs increase to meet your growing needs. Our goal is to keep fee increases reasonable and predictable. 

These fees are effective October 1, 2022, for all new applicants, and January 1, 2023, for existing clients. 

CCOF Annual Certification Fees are based on your Organic Production Value (OPV), which is verified at each annual inspection. We offer payment plans and accommodate special billing needs. CCOF takes pride in offering a high level of fee transparency and support.

Learn more about how fees are calculated and view the CCOF fee schedule at The fee schedule can also be found in the CCOF Certification Services Program Manual and on the back of your 2023 annual fee invoice (mailed in early November). The fee updates will be available online in early October.