Thank you for your interest in Pennsylvania Certified Organic’s USDA-accredited certification program. PCO is a non-profit organization that educates and certifies organic operations based in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

We certify operations for USDA Organic in the following scopes:

  • Crops: General
  • Crops: Mushroom
  • Crops: Maple
  • Crops: Wild Crops
  • Livestock: Ruminant and Swine
  • Livestock: Poultry
  • Handling: Processor
  • Handling: Marketing/Trading/Brokering/Distributing

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To learn more about organic certification, PCO’s certification program and how to apply, visit the Intro to Certification page.

If you would like to begin the application process or receive additional information about PCO’s certification program, complete the PCO Certification Form. We will send you a packet of information via postal mail or email as per your request. There is no charge to receive application paperwork.

The Organic Standards & Resources page offers information on the National Organic Program regulations and PCO policies.