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 Nationtal 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

Bi-monthly newsletter, The ACA Guidewire
News Alerts
Educational Activities
Certifier Certifier Discussion Group participation
Working Groups participation
Voting Privileges
Supporting Member Benefits

Supporting Member Benefits

Bi-monthly newsletter, The ACA Guidewire
News alerts
Educational Activities at member rates
Working Groups participation

Events & Resources

Accredited Organziations

USDA National Organic Program (NOP)

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) USA


American Institute of Baking

International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA)

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)

Organic Trade Association (OTA)

Standards Information

USDA National Organic Standards

Contact Us

   PO Box 85, Mabel, MN 55954