Our Mission: To address issues and concerns relevant to organic inspectors, to provide quality inspector training, and
to promote consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.

Inspector Accreditation

IOIA offers inspector accreditation for members in 3 categories:
Crops, Livestock, and Processing.

Applicants must meet minimum criteria in the following categories:

  • Commitment to organics
  • Education
  • Work and life experience
  • Inspection experience (at least 2 years and 10 inspections)
  • Continuing education

Additional criteria are the requirement to submit a current resume and evaluation letters from all the certifiers for which they have worked, plus attending inspector training at least every 3 years. Once accredited, applicants may apply for renewal every 3 years, again meeting minimum criteria of ongoing inspector training, continuing education, a minimum amount of inspections in the category, and an updated resume. Accreditation is a voluntary program.

For a complete copy of the IOIA Accreditation Program, click here.

Find Accredited Inspectors in our Online Member Directory.

Accreditation Application Forms:

First Time Application

Renewal Form
and Certifier Evaluation Form

There are 2 rounds of accreditation each year. Deadlines to apply are March 1 and October 1.

Accredited members receive:

  • A Certificate of Accreditation
  • A laminated wallet-sized card which displays their accredited status
  • Recognition of their status in the Member Directory and The Inspectors' Report newsletter

Accreditation Fee Schedule:

  • Renewals:
    One category - $30
    Two categories - $40
    Three categories - $50

  • First time applicants:
    One category - $60
    Two categories - $70
    Three categories – $80

PAY Your Accreditation Fees here:

RENEW - Please be sure to list which type of category you are renewing.
To add a category, hit the 'continue shopping' link on the PayPal page, which will return you here to make another selection.
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS - Please be sure to list which type of category you are applying for.
To add a category, hit the 'continue shopping' link on the PayPal page, which will return you here to make another selection.
Categories: Crop, Livestock, Processing
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Categories:Crop, Livestock, Processing
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