Our Work

The Accredited Certifiers Association seeks to ensure the integrity of organic certification in the U.S. We do this in various ways:

  • we provide a mechanism for discussion and sharing of information among certification agency staff members through our ACA on-line Discussion Group;
  • we provide information and feedback to the National Organic Program;
  • we provide detailed information regarding the certification process to the National Organic Standards Board in the way of comments on their Discussion Documents and official Board Recommendations;
  • we provide in depth professional development training programs for member certification agency staff.

The ACA utilizes Working Groups, comprised of those interested in specific topics, to develop our comments and information for the National Organic Program and the National Organic Standards Board. Certification agency staff as well as supporting members may participate in our Working Groups.

The ACA has also developed Guidance Documents through the Working Group Process. Our comments and information, as well as guidance documents, can be found on our Policy / Advocacy page.