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 the integrity of organic certification in the United States. 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

Events & Resources

  • ACA Webinar

    Traceability Best Practices: The Inspector's Role in Assessing Uncertified Handlers Presenter: Silke Fuchshofen April 3, 1 p.m. Central Time
  • ACA Meeting

    Wednesday, April 25, 6:15 p.m. Tucson Marriott University Park, Tucson, AZ
  • 2018 National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 8:30am to Friday, April 27, 2018 – 6:00pm Tucson Marriott University Park, Tucson, Arizona  

Latest News

  • 2018 NOP/ACA Training Recap

    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 lively San Antonio venue was a hit. San Antonio Riverwalk The ACA’s “Sharing Our Perspectives” sessions, organized by Brenda Book of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), has …