Renewals are Coming

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October 8, 2017

Every year certified operations are required to submit an annual certification renewal contract and pay certification fees for the next year. In early November, we will mail your renewal package—the contract and invoice—as well as send you an email with your renewal information.

Completing your renewal on time allows us to group inspections so they are as cost-effective and timely as possible. Help us serve you and other operations efficiently, and avoid unnecessary costs, by completing your contract and submitting payment by January 1.

You can submit your contract and fees by mail, or through our online contract and payment portal at www.ccof.org/renew. You can also complete your contract and pay your invoice through the “Renew now” and “Pay now” buttons in MyCCOF!

Renewal Timeline:

  • November – Renewals sent by email and postal mail.
  • January 1, 2018 – All renewals and annual payments are due.
  • February 15 – A Notice of Noncompliance and a $150 late fee will be issued to all operations that have not completed the renewal process (contract and payment). This is also the last day to withdraw from certification without accruing 2018 certification fees.
  • March 1 – A Notice of Proposed Suspension and an additional $150 late fee will be issued to all operations that have not completed the renewal process.
  • April 1 – All operations that have not completed the renewal process will have their certification suspended. If your certification is suspended and you wish to be certified organic in the future, your certification must be reinstated by the National Organic Program after a costly and lengthy process. We don’t want this to happen to you, so renew as soon as you can!

CCOF is happy to help you set up a payment plan if needed. Please contact our accounting department at accounting@ccof.org.