Accredited Certifiers Association

The Accredited Certifiers Association, Inc. (ACA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization created to benefit the accredited organic certifier community and the organic industry. Our primary mission is to ensure consistent implementation of USDA Organic Regulations through collaboration and education of accredited certification agencies. Purposes include, developing uniform criteria for implementation of the USDA National Organic Program, certifier training, support and networking opportunities and being a forum for discussion of issues impacting organic certification.

Membership Open To

Membership Open To

All accredited organic certification agencies
Certifying agencies applying for accreditation
Organic community members other than certifying agencies
Member Benefits

Member Benefits

News Alerts
Educational Activities
Certifier Certifier Discussion Group participation
Working Groups participation
Voting Privileges
Supporting Member Benefits

Supporting Member Benefits

News alerts
Educational Activities at member rates
Working Groups participation

ACA Members

Events & Resources

  • Mass Balance for Certifiers

    Ensuring that product in matches product out is an essential part of verification of organic integrity. What is an appropriate mass balance audit? How should ingredients...
  • 2018 Organic & Non-GMO Forum

    The 2018 Organic & Non-GMO Forum will be held in St. Louis, MO, on October 29-30. This is a chance for food and agricultural businesses to learn about the organic and non-GMO industry. Visit the ...
  • 2019 NOP/ACA Professional Development Training

    January 29 – 31, 2019 Hyatt Regency Greenville Greenville, South Carolina
  • 2018 National Organic Standards Board Fall Meeting

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 8:30am to Friday, October 26, 2018 – 6:00pm InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront 11 Kellogg Boulevard East St. Paul, MN  55101-1005  

Latest News

  • Job Posting – New Mexico Department of Agriculture

    The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is seeking an organic inspector/certifier. This is a full-time position based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For details or to apply...
  • Spotlight on Jen Berkebile of Pennsylvania Certified Organic

    Jen Berkebile is the  the Materials Program Manager at Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO). Jen sat on a training panel related to material review at the 2018 ACA Training in February and was recently elected to the ACA Board of Directors. We want to offer our members the chance to get to know Jen and the work she does at PCO. Here's what she has to say ...
  • 2018 NOP/ACA Training Recap

    A big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 NOP/ACA Training in San Antonio, Texas in February. One hundred sixty-nine attendees came from across the United States and from eight additional countries. Feedback from the ACA training indicated that the sessions were useful and the speakers knowledgeable. Attendees also remarked on the quality and usefulness of the presentations from the National Organic Program, and the ...