Operating as a public-private partnership, the National Organic Program (NOP) accredits third-party organizations to certify that farms and businesses meet the national organic standards. USDA and accredited certifiers also work together to enforce the standards, ensuring a level playing field for producers and protecting consumer confidence in the integrity of the USDA Organic Seal.
Open for Comment
- Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule: Comment period closes at 11:59 pm Eastern on October 5, 2020
- Organic Integrity Database – Includes information on all USDA accredited organic certifiers and certified farms and businesses.
- USDA Organic Integrity Learning Center – Provides a wide range of free training for organic certifiers, farms and businesses.
- NOP Handbook – Provides guidance and instructions that can assist in complying with the USDA organic regulations.
Farmers, Ranchers & Businesses
- Become a certified producer or business
- Learn about allowed and prohibited substances
- Learn about import/export rules for organic goods
- Find other USDA technical, financial and research resources
- Become an accredited certifier
- Find the organic regulations
- Find out What’s Behind the Organic Seal and Labeling
- Contact Us with for help with consumer questions
- Check the status of certified operations and certifiers
- View NOP enforcement activities
- How to file a complaint
National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)
- Learn about this federal advisory board
- Participate in public comment opportunities
- Learn about serving on the Board