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Guide to Certification

Presented by Cody Sander

Pro-Cert Certification in “Days & Weeks”


Celebrating over 25 years of Service!
Five Easy Steps to Certification

1. Application & Preliminary Evaluation


2. Inspection
3. Evaluation & Resolution
4. Certification
5. Surveillance & Enforcement

Regs - 2
Step #1
Application & Preliminary
Evaluation
- Completion of Initial Application Package;

- Organic System Plan (OSP)

- Preliminary Evaluation;

- Annual application.
Step #2
Inspection
- File assigned to inspector;

- Inspection must occur during the growing season;

- Verification of organic system plan;

- Field and inventory inspection;

- Traceability & Mass Balance audits.


Step #3
Evaluation & Resolution

• Evaluation of your operation;

• Additional Information Request;

• Notice of Non-Compliance;
Step #4
Certification

• Granting or extending certification;


• Denial (initial applicants only) of certification;
• Suspension of certification;
• Cancellation of certification.
Step #5
Surveillance & Enforcement
• Ongoing monitoring of conformity of your
operation;
• Follow-up on implementation of corrective
actions;
• Unannounced inspections.
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