Intro to Certification

Pennsylvania Certified Organic’s mission is to “Assure the Integrity of Organic Products in the Marketplace” and we are here to help people understand the organic certification requirements that have been put in place to establish that integrity. We’ve put together this information to help you get started on your way to organic certification. We hope it will answer some of the most frequently asked questions, such as:

  1. What does “Organic Certification” mean?
  2. How do I know if I qualify?
  3. How long does it take and how much does it cost?
  4. What’s the first step?
Although you will find some answers here, a lot depends on the type of operation you have. No two operations are exactly the same! Our list of Frequently Asked Questions About Organic Certification may also be helpful.