Annual Certification Fee Changes

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Date Published: 
June 26, 2014

We strive to provide our clients with excellent service. To help us continue to provide this high level of service, it is essential we implement changes to the CCOF certification fee schedule. New fees take effect for most currently certified operations during the 2015 renewal. Effective June 1, 2014, these fees will only be applied to new applicants and fee adjustments. See the updated fee schedule below. For a complete breakdown of CCOF fees please visit our Certification Fees page and read through the CCOF Certification Program Manual on the CCOF website.

CCOF Inspection Efficiencies Mitigate Impact

In 2014, CCOF implemented new, efficient inspection and review systems. As a result, CCOF can now provide more thorough reports in a shorter amount of time. Most of CCOF’s small operations will only see minor to no net increases in cost. We are extremely pleased by this development and are looking for ways to repeat it elsewhere. We are also thrilled to announce that refunds through the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program, laid out in the farm bill, will provide 75%, up to $750 per scope, back to organic operations. Between these elements, we expect net certification fees to dramatically decrease for all small CCOF operations.