Certification renewal

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Renewal process

We appreciate your decision to certify with us and hope that you will choose to renew your certification with OTCO for 2020. We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality services and programs.

The Organic System Plan (OSP) Renewal Application is designed to accomplish all requirements — even if you hold multiple classes of certification (e.g., crop and livestock) — in one simple form. To continue your organic certification, you must complete the OSP Renewal Application and submit certification fees by January 1, 2020, or April 1, 2020, depending on your operation’s assigned deadline.

Renewal Application

Choose Your Renewal Form Option


If you have changes to your Organic System Plan (OSP), please include a description of any changes on the Update Application and include updated OTCO forms or documentation. Our staff will review your submission and communicate approvals to you in a timely manner.

* Please submit your renewal form prior to continuing to the next section. Upon completion, please next calculate your fees and pay online or by mailed invoice, using our Online Fee Calculator and payment gateway.

Basic Information

Step 1: Request Renewal

You are notifying OTCO of your intent to surrender your organic certification. Remember: once you surrender your organic certification, products cannot be sold or labeled as organic.

Step 2: Renewal Type

  • Crop
  • Livestock
  • Wild-Crop (aka Wild Harvest)
  • Processing/Handling
  • Restaurant
  • Retail

  • USDA National Organic Program (NOP)
  • Salmon Safe
  • OTCO Transitional
  • Bee Better
  • OPT Grass Fed Standards
  • Mexico Organic Program (LPO) - (Mexico Only)
  • ACB EU Certification
  • Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
  • US-Canada Equivalency
  • NSF/ANSI 305 Personal Care
  • By adding services to my certification, I understand there may be additional fees and agree to pay when invoiced.

  • Yes, my certification is a production partnership, as per the OTCO fee schedule with the following OTCO certified company. Please bill the primary partner company for the certification and inspection fees. (Please note that 75% of the sales of certified product must be sold to the primary company responsible for paying your fees).



Step 3: Update on Previous Noncompliance(s) & Reminders

Note that you know you can view previous years non-compliances and reminders through your MyOTCO account by clicking on the corrective actions tab.

Step 4: Organic System Plan Update

Please provide any updates or changes to your OSP sections (i.e. pest control, sanitation, labels, farm practices, field & crop information, new land etc...). If you have attachments that describe these changes, you can email <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=fi1zPXgpaQ91fhpwSwxLQTlKNA-3D-3D_19> or mail the hard copy to our main office.

Step 5: Plan for Your Annual Inspection

Help us plan for your annual inspection by sharing your availability for the year. Be sure to include dates or months that do not work for you.

Step 6: Membership

Please note there is no extra charge for an Oregon Tilth membership.

  • Yes, I would like to become a member of Oregon Tilth, Inc and receive member benefits and voting rights.

Step 7: Sales and Operation Information

Please outline how you sell or market your products and/or services (check all that are applicable).

  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Produce Stand
  • U-Pick
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Internet Sales
  • Fee for Service
  • Other (please specify):

Step 8: Submit Payment Information

In order to determine your certification fee please provide OTCO with the total gross amount of organic sales over the previous year.

  • The gross organic sales ($USD) for my operation are:
  • Start date for reported sales amount End date for reported sales amount
  • I understand that I must submit my payment according to the OTCO fee schedule.
  • Please note that if you are not able to pay the fee in full, you can contact the Finance Department to arrange a payment plan.

    • I will mail my payment to the Oregon Tilth office
    • I will calculate my fees online (you can choose to pay now or be invoiced after going through the fee calculator)
    • I am a production partner and understand my primary partner will be invoiced

Step 9: Sign Continuation of Certification Agreement

By submitting this form, you are stating that:

  1. You have read the above information and attest that it is true to the best of your knowledge.
  2. You affirm that you have read, fully understand and agree to be bound by the standards, procedures, fees, policies, assessments, obligations, and requirements as presented in the current Oregon Tilth Manuals available at tilth.org
  3. You will continue to operate in accordance with applicable standards and Oregon Tilth policies.
  4. Once you click the Submit button below, your renewal application will be sent to renew@tilth.org.

* Please submit your renewal form prior to continuing to the next section. Upon completion, please next calculate your fees and pay online or by mailed invoice, using our Online Fee Calculator and payment gateway.