The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredits private entities and government agencies to certify organic crop production, livestock production, wild crop harvesting, and handling (processing). Organic operations may use any USDA-accredited certifier, no matter where its office is located. However, those listed below have told the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that they accept clients in Minnesota.

Certifier

Crops

Livestock

Wild Harvest

Handling

Transition Verification

CCOF Certification Services
2155 Delaware Avenue, Suite 150
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831-423-2263
ccof@ccof.org
Other certifications: Verification to all NOP equivalence arrangements, Private Standard equivalent to EU organic standards, Canadian Organic Regime (COR), Global Market Access program

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ecocert ICO LLC
70 East Main Street, Suite B
Greenwood, Indiana 46143
Phone: 888-337-8246
info.ecocertico@ecocert.com
Other certifications: ISO 65, EU 834/2007, Canadian Organic Regime (COR), EU, Japan & more, Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS), GFCO Gluten-free, Fair Trade, Organic Spa, Cosmetics/COSMOS, Global Gap

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Global Organic Alliance, Inc.
P.O. Box 530
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Phone: 937-593-1232
goaorg@centurylink.net 
Other certifications: ISO 17065, Canadian Organic Regime, Us/Canadian Equivalency, Issues TM-11s

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

International Certification Services, Inc.
301 Fifth Avenue SE
Medina, ND 58467
Phone: 701-486-3578
info@ics-intl.com
Other certifications: Farm Verified Organic (FVO), ISO 17065, Canada Organic Regime (COR), Gluten Free, Non GMO Verification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
502 East Ninth Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-5783
maury.wills@iowaagriculture.gov
Other certifications: none

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

MOSA Certified Organics
P.O. Box 821, 122 West Jefferson Street
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-637-2526
mosa@mosaorganic.org
Other certifications: Export equivalency for Canada, Japan, and Taiwan, European EC 834, JAS (Japan Agricultural Standard)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
1900 Hendon Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-7766
Other certifications: Canada and EU equivalency verification, can issue TM-11s to Japan and Taiwan.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nature's International Certification Services
224 State Highway 56
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-637-7080
nics@naturesinternational.com
Other certifications: We can verify equivalence with Canada. We can verify equivalence with MAFF/Japan. We can issue a TM-11 export certificate for Japan and Taiwan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

OneCert, Inc.
2219 C Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone: 402-420-6080
info@onecert.com
Other certifications: Export equivalency for Canada, Japan, and Taiwan, European EC 834, JAS (Japan Agricultural Standard), GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OE 100 & OE Blended (Textile Exchange)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oregon Tilth
2525 SE 3rd Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone: 503-378-0690
organic@tilth.org
Other certifications: Canadian Organic Regime (COR), EU equivalency, Japan equivalency, Taiwan Export Agreement, Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS), NSF/ANSI 305

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Organic Certifiers, Inc.
6500 Casitas Pass Road
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-684-6494
susan@occert.com
Other certifications: International Program: EU, ISO 65, Canadian

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Organic Crop Improvement Association
1340 North Cotner Boulevard
Lincoln, NE 68505
Phone: 402-477-2323
info@ocia.org
Other certifications: JAS Equivalency, JAS Certification, US-CAN Equivalence Agreement, US-EU Equivalency, US-Korea Equivalency Arrangement, US-Switzerland Equivalency Arrangement, US-Taiwan Export Arrangement, OCIA Standards

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
Box 100 A RR #3, 475 Valley Rd.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K3J6
Phone: 306-382-1299
info@pro-cert.org
Other certifications: (need to update)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Quality Assurance International
9191 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92122
Phone: 858-792-3531
qai@qai-inc.com
Other certifications: European Union Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, Canadian Organic Regime (COR), CARTV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Quality Certification Services (QCS)
PO Box 12311
Gainesville, FL 32604
Phone: 352-377-0133
qcs@qcsinfo.org
Other certifications: EC 834/2007 and 889/2008 (EU), Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS), Canadian Organic Regime (COR), US-EU Equivalency, US-Canada Equivalency, US-Japan Equivalency, Taiwan Export Standards, Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS), GLOBALG.A.P., Produce GAPs Harmonized Standards, Bird Friendly, Food Justice, Stock Free

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stellar Certification Services, Inc.
PO Box 1390
Philomath, OR 97370
Phone: 541-929-7148
info@demeter-usa.org
Other certifications: Export Equivalency for Canada, Japan, Taiwan; Demeter Certified Biodynamic® through our partner Demeter Association, Inc.

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Washington State Department of Agriculture
1111 Washington Street SE, PO Box 42560
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: 360-903-1805
organic@agr.wa.gov
Other certifications: none

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Updated July 2018

To request changes to this list, contact MDA Organic Program at 651-201-6012.

The USDA a complete list of certifying agents at its USDA Organic Certifier Locator.