Providing Excellence in Organic Certification
Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) International is one of the world’s oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry. A nonprofit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets.
Member Transaction Certification
OCIA’s Transaction Certificate (TC) system allows an OCIA certified operator to enter the details of a particular organic sale transaction, which is then processed by the OCIA International office for issuance of a TC. The TC is not an official trade document, rather an aid for certified operators in keeping their necessary audit trail documentation in place so that certified organic product can be easily traced through the chain of custody.
Organic Product Search
Please contact a OCIA Regional Office if you need to verify an operation’s organic status.
Resource & Forms
All documents can be searched by key word or by selecting a category from the drop down menu.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets. Click to learn more.
5 steps is all you need to take to get certified. Click here to view our 5 steps of certification.
You can do a search for the required Forms & Resources by clicking here.
OCIA Research is our Research & Education division. Click here to learn more about what we do.
USDA AnnouncesOrganic Market Development Grants and Cost Share Funding
USDA Announces New Steps to Enhance Organic Markets and Support Producers Release & Contact Info Press Release Release No. 0106.23 Contact: USDA PressEmail: email@example.com WASHINGTON, May 10, 2023 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced...
Request for Public Comments – Origin of Livestock
The NOP is seeking public comment on the burdens, costs, and other effects of the information collection required by the final rule, which adds a process by which organic operations may request a variance, or exception, from certain livestock sourcing requirements....
Two New Grant Opportunities
The USDA is accepting applications for two new grant opportunities: the Indigenous Animals Harvesting and Meat Processing Grant (IAG) program and the Local Meat Capacity Grant (Local MCap) program. Both programs focus on expanding or enhancing animal protein...