Renewals are Coming!

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Date Published: 
October 21, 2013

Every year, you are required to submit the annual Continuation of Certification contract and pay your certification fee. In early November, we will mail your renewal package of contract and invoice and email you the necessary information. To complete the renewal process and remain certified in good standing, you must complete your renewal contract and pay your annual certification fees by January 1, 2014.

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Renewals may be submitted by mail or online. Please complete your renewal in a timely manner. Help us serve you and other operations efficiently, and avoid unnecessary costs by completing your contract and submitting payment by the due date. Completing your renewal on time allows us to group inspections so they are as cost-effective and timely as possible.

If you need to set up a payment plan, please contact our accounting department. We are happy to work with you. Thank you for taking the time to renew your organic certification with us! We look forward to another year of growing the organic movement with you.

Renewal Timeline:

  • November 2013 – Renewals sent by email and followed up by mail.
  • January 1, 2014 – All renewals and annual payments are due.
  • February 15, 2014 – A Notice of Noncompliance and a $75 late fee will be issued to all operations that have failed to complete the renewal process. This is also the last day to withdraw from certification without accruing certification fees in 2014.
  • March 15, 2014 – A Notice of Proposed Suspension and an additional $75 late fee will be issued to all operations that have failed to complete the renewal process.
  • April 15, 2014 – All operations that have failed to complete 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 NOP after a costly and lengthy process.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more help.