Certification Help & Information

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

Certification Help and Support

Organic certification can be complex but it doesn’t have to be confusing. CCOF provides information and resources that help you through the process.

To become certified, you must complete an application called an Organic System Plan (OSP) that describes your operation and explains how it works. The application process also requires you to include some additional information, such as proof that your land is eligible for certification or that an ingredient in your product meets organic requirements. Our certification help and support resources are designed to help you determine what applies to you and assist you in providing complete and detailed information.

Looking for Online Tools?

MyCCOF has you covered. With a free MyCCOF account, you can search and add materials to your Organic System Plan (OSP), track your CCOF-certified suppliers, manage your certification documents, and track the inspection and certification process. Learn more about MyCCOF »

CCOF’s OSP Walk-Through Service

Get yourself or your staff up to speed on maintaining your OSP as quickly as possible with CCOF’s new OSP Walk-Through Service. Walk-throughs will be led by a CCOF Certification Specialist and can be customized for your specific operation. By the end of the training, your staff will understand your operation’s OSP and how to update it, how to track and respond to CCOF compliance requests, where to find inspection information, and how to best prepare for an inspection. Learn more and register for a walk-through today!