Fee Schedule

Scopes of Organic Certification: Crop, Livestock, and Handling/Processing

Initial Organic Certification:

  • Certification Fee (Non-refundable): $750

All-inclusive flat fee for initial certification.

Organic Certification Continuation:

  • Application fee (Non-refundable): $200
  • Gross Organic Sales Assessment: 0.5% of gross organic sales (previous calendar year)

Organic Certification of Exempt Operations:

  • Annual flat fee (Non-refundable): $200
  • Only applies to operations with total gross organic sales of <$5,000
  • All other organic certification requirements apply

Total certification costs are capped at a maximum of $7500

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Postage and handling of unsigned or incomplete applications….Actual cost
  • Copies of official documents…………….Greater of $5 or $0.25/page
  • Out of state travel…………………Mileage and expenses at the IRS rate

Late Fees for Organic Certification Continuation:

  • Update applications and fees are due at the Clemson University office no later than March 1st. Any update applications and fees that are submitted after this time period will be charged a $100.00 late fee.

Last Updated: February 2019