Annual Fee Update

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Date Published: 
October 5, 2016

To keep up with service needs and rising costs, and to keep to a more regular pattern of smaller increases to fees, we are making minor adjustments to the certification fees for 2017.

Certification fees are increasing approximately 3 to 5 percent in each fee category, effective October 5, 2016 for new operations, and January 1, 2017 for existing clients. A full fee schedule can be found in the CCOF Certification Services Program Manual, on the back of annual invoices, and online.

These increases are intended to be modest, but also support the staffing necessary to meet service expectations and organizational goals. The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program remains in place, and can help offset certification costs. By participating in this program, the vast majority of CCOF’s smaller operations will see only minimal changes to net certification costs.