Renewals are Coming

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October 26, 2020
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, which includes your renewal contract and annual certification fee invoice. We will also send an email with your renewal information.
 
Completing your renewal on time allows us to group inspections throughout the next year so that 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 payment 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
 
Renewal contracts and invoices sent by email and USPS mail.
 
January 1, 2021
 
All renewal contracts 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 2021 certification fees.
 
March 15
 
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 15
 
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 (NOP) 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 for more information about payment plans at accounting@ccof.org.