NASAA has a number
of application forms relating to the various programs
administered - this includes application information
for general NASAA certification and specific application
information for certification in accordance with
the United States National Organic Program (USNOP).
Contact the NASAA
to discuss your requirements. See this page
to download application forms and information packs.
Upon submitting an application to NASAA for certification, you will be required to fill out a Questionnaire outlining your organic management/handling plan, and to sign a Statutory Declaration in relation to the current activities and management of the operations for which you seek certification. There are several relevant Questionnaires dependent on your focus of operation, and program for which you seek certification. Show Forms >>
On an annual basis, all operations under NASAA certification will be required to complete and forward an updated organic management/handling plan. There are several relevant update Questionnaires dependent on your focus of operation, and program under which you are certified. Show Forms >>
Effective records management is a fundamental requirement of certification - ensuring the demonstrated existence of a transparent, traceable and auditable system of organic management. NASAA has a number of template sheets required for completion to ensure consistent record keeping. Show Forms >>
From time to time, certified producers may be required, or wish to undertake a number of tests to determine levels of potential contamination. To assist the process, NASAA has a standard form to be sent through to preferred testing laboratories.
From time to time, certified operators may wish to make alterations to their existing certification contract. This includes those wishing to bring new land into their certification, to add additional crops or products, and/or add processing activities to the currently certified farm or processing facility. For those experiencing difficulties in maintaining existing contract conditions, deferral of certification may be permissible on assessment by NASAA. All licensed operators have a duty to inform NASAA of intended changes/additions using the formal certification forms. Show Forms >>
With a plethora of organic certifying bodies in operation around the world, processors and wholesalers may source product or specific ingredient (as a percentage of finished product), which has not been certified under the NASAA certification program.
Recognising the value of the NASAA label in the marketplace, such operators may choose to have the sourced, or final product, recognised and relabelled as NASAA certified. This recognition is undertaken through a process referred to as 'Product Acceptance'. Product Acceptance is the formal recognition by NASAA of the certification of another organisation, which effectively permits the use of the NASAA label on product not primarily certified with NASAA. To facilitate the process of Product Acceptance, operators are required to provide detail of all ingredient/finished product on the following form. Show Forms >>
Where certified operators can clearly demonstrate an inability to source inputs allowable under the NASAA Standards, derogations may be permissible upon assessment by NASAA. To facilitate the assessment process, operators are required to fill out the corresponding derogation form. Show Forms >>