Updating 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 update for organic processing/handling certification. Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions while completing the 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:

Organic System Plan (OSP) for Processing/Handling Certification
Master Products Listing
Master Ingredient 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
Fee Estimate Worksheet for Processors/Handlers

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