How to Apply
You’ve decided that getting certified is a good move for your business. The next steps are applying for the scheme that is right for you.
Payment windows for organic farmers
Now is a great time to go organic, with payment windows open for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Find out more >
Don't forget, we're here to help you - we can offer pre-application support from our dedicated client services team and when you apply you'll be assigned a personal Certification Officer who will work with you throughout the application and as your business grows.
How to get certified - go organic in 4 simple steps
1. The Application
We’ll send you the application pack which includes a step-by-step guide to certification. We’re here to guide you through the process and can offer additional support if you need it. Timescales to achieving certification vary, but if you have a specific deadline in mind, we'll work with you to try to meet this deadline.
Please fill out the form below and a member of our farmer and grower team will get in touch to guide you through the application process. We know how helpful specialist support can be, so we will make sure you’re contacted by an expert in your sector.
2. Organic Plan
Once we receive payment you will be assigned a dedicated certification officer, who will contact you and provide you with log in details for your on-line account. This is where you will be able to complete your organic plan in preparation for your first inspection.
Once you have completed and submitted your organic plan we will arrange an inspection of your business. After the inspection, your inspector will give you a report and an action summary form outlining any areas where the standards still need to be met or additional information we need from you.
Following your application inspection, we will ask you to return the action summary form and additional information. your Certification Officer will review this and once we have all the information we need we will issue you with your first certificate!
Download one of the conversion guides below to find out more about what's involved.
Need help with your application?
You can always contact us to ask us for more information about the certification process, so please do get in touch if you would like to find out more.Contact us
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