Accreditation Information

Accreditation Application Forms:

First Time Application pdf  |  Renewal Form pdf |  Certifier Evaluation Form

First Time Application MS Word docx  |  Renewal Form MS Word docs  |  Certifier Evaluation Form MS Word docx

Please download the appropriate forms, fill them out, and then return to us at .

You will receive an invoice for the appropriate fees from the schedule below, after Accreditation Criteria is accepted.


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



About 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 number of inspections performed in the category, and an updated resume.

Accreditation is currently a voluntary program.

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

Find Accredited Inspectors in our Online Member Directory.


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