Organic Processing Certification Documents

Processing/Handling Certification includes, but is not limited to, cooking, baking, curing, heating, drying, mixing, grinding, slaughtering, cutting, fermenting, etc. as noted in NOP regulations §205.270(a). Click on the appropriate documents below to complete your request for organic processing/handling certification. Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions while completing any of the following documents.

Program/Guidance Documents:

NICS Certification Manual

National Organic Standards

NOP Handbook

You must complete the following documents to begin your certification request with NICS:

Fee Estimate Worksheet for Processors/Handlers
Paperwork Checklist
Organic Certification Affirmation
Organic System Plan (OSP) for Processing/Handling Certification
Master Products Listing
Master Supplier Listing
Organic Product Profile
Commercial Availability Form
Commercial Availability Search Form
Natural Flavor Declaration
Handler Materials Listing
Organic Private Label Agreement Questionnaire (as applicable)
Excluded Handler Organic Plan Questionnaire (as applicable)
Electronic Signature Authorization
Consent for Release of Records

If you have additional certification needs, please see the CropsLivestock, and Poultry Certification pages on this website.