CCOF’s competitive fees include:
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All of the fees listed on this page are in USD. Operations in Mexico may consult www.sat.gob.mx to determine the current exchange rate.
CCOF offers one of the most competitively priced organic certification programs in America. Small and large, all certified operations benefit from a high level of service that includes online certification management, political advocacy, international market verification, and more. Many small farms can be certified for approximately $750 the first year and between $375 and $575 in later years. Small organic food processors are routinely certified for about $1,250 in the first year and approximately $950 in later years. Similarly, mid- and large-size operations receive competitive fees.
CCOF is happy to discuss fee packages to address multiple facilities, fields, or unique circumstances. Contact CCOF at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 423-2263, ext. 6240 with questions.
Your total cost of certification in the first year will come from three main fees:
Certification cost estimates are available at any time by contacting the CCOF main office at (831) 423-2263 or email@example.com. We pride ourselves on reasonable fees and transparent operations and are more than happy to provide an estimate and discuss your specific operation. Our accounting department is also happy to work with you to create a payment plan, as needed.
CCOF charges additional fees for various services. These include international standards verification or certification for Canada, Mexico, the EU, Switzerland, Japan, and Korea; additional processing facilities; midyear additions of acreage or processed products; and completion of export documents. Further information about additional fees can be viewed in the CCOF Certification Services Program Manual.