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Handler Renewal Certification

Organic Renewal Certification Information

Annual renewal is required.  Organic handlers must submit renewal applications, sales reports, updates, and all fees by September 15 th each year.

Steps for Certification

  • Read the most recent version of the  NOP standards .
  • Submit completed application forms and applicable fees to MTDA ( by September 15 th each year for renewing applicants ).
  • MTDA will review your application to determine compliance to the NOP standards and provide an estimate of your certification costs for the year.
  • MTDA will schedule an on-site inspection of your operation.
  • MTDA will conduct a final review of your application and inspection materials to complete the certification process.

Organic Handler Renewal

Optional Form Available for All Handlers

Click here  for details about the Organic Cost Share Program. This application is due with all other application materials and requires a completed W-9 Form to verify the applicants tax ID or social security number. Please note that W-9 forms cannot be submitted by email because they contain sensitive information. Completed W-9 forms should be sent by mail or sent electronically using the secure Montana State File Transfer Service . Any W-9 form submitted via email will be rejected by the State of Montana email system.


*** Cost Share Applications will be available when FSA awards funding ***


National Organic Program Code of Federal Regulations