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New to organic certification or looking to become certified and not sure where to start? You might find these FAQ topics most useful:

Your MyCCOF account allows you to view invoice descriptions and outstanding balances for your operation!

From within MyCCOF, navigate to the ‘Invoices’ tab for your operation and view past and present balances. Once in the ‘Invoices’ tab you can view your Account Status, Description of an Invoice, as well as any outstanding balances.*

To pay your balance online click this ‘Pay now’...

The onsite inspection is an integral part of organic certification. The inspector bills CCOF for the time and expenses of each inspection and CCOF in turn bills the inspected party. The costs of inspections vary widely. Usually, the major cost factor is the scope and complexity of an operation. Other factors may include the producer's knowledge of applicable organic standards, previous issues...

CCOF certification offers comprehensive services at a minimal cost to our clients. We understand that keeping certification costs down is important to our clients. The following tips are great ways to save time and money:

Have your paperwork organized and prepared for your annual inspections. Respond to CCOF Request for Information letters in a timely manner to avoid noncompliance fees....

CCOF certification is priced to provide superior value and to allow new farms, processors, and other businesses to easily enter the organic marketplace. Ongoing certification costs are based on an annual fee and the cost of the annual inspection. There is also a one-time, non-refundable application fee.

Small farms and processors are routinely certified for between $600 and $1,800....

Many operations assume that if they pay their fees they are not required to complete the Annual Renewal Contract. This is not the case! Organic regulations require that all operations pay annual certification fees, and complete a continuation of certification contract (CCOF's Annual Renewal Contract) every year. Failure to complete the contract will result in suspension of certification. When...

CCOF Certified Transitional program fees follow the CCOF fee schedule. Determine the annual value of what you produce (annual production value or APV), cut that by 50%, and then find the appropriate level on our fee schedule. The maximum annual certification fee...

Se tasa la certificación de CCOF para proporcionarle valor superior y para facilitar acceso al mercado orgánico para nuevos productores, procesadores, y otras empresas. Los costos incluyen una cuota anual y el costo de la inspección anual. También hay una cuota no re-rembolsable de una vez, cuando se presenta la solicitud.

Normalmente, se certifica un productor o procesador pequeño en...