Hello and welcome to IOPA!
To facilitate the anticipated increase of new applicants due to the BC government’s upcoming initiative to regulate the term “organic” to only certified organic operators, COABC has created a new Organic Online System for Applications and Renewals.
To begin your application, please go to portal.certifiedorganic.bc.ca and create an account. Once your account is created, you will progress through the application process. You may save your progress and return to the site at your convenience. When all the required information has been input or uploaded, you can then submit the application. Once it is submitted, you will not be able to make further changes.
If you experience any difficulties or have any questions, please contact the IOPA administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 858-5239.
Further information and sample ‘How to” videos are posted at https://www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca/OrganicOnlineSystem.php
The New Application fee is $405.00 + $20.25 GST + $75.18 (COABC fee)= $500.43
[This fee covers all aspects of the certification process. In exceptional situations, operations that are very complex or expansive may be levied a surcharge for additional inspection time]
Renewing membership fees vary. Please see fee schedule on Renewal Information 2018 page for more information.
Membership fees can be paid by email transfer to email@example.com. You can use the password: gogreen2018 or one of your choosing, just be sure to email the password to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also still pay by cheque to:
4164 Telegraph Rd.
Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L4
Thank you for your patience while the new system’s kinks are being worked out. Good luck and thank you for your interest in Organic Certification! Do not hesitate to contact me as needed.