FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

What do the standards say about...?

Please take a look at the standards at COABC Standards. If you are still not clear refer to the Extension page for further suggestions.

Can I use the Canada Organic Logo?

Only if you are certified by an ISO 17065 accredited certification body. See "How do I become certified organic?"

Can I use the British Columbia Certified Organic Logo?

You can only use the logo if you are a certified organic farmer. See "How do I become certified organic?

Which Standards do I use?

Refer to the COABC's Standards page for complete information.

How do I become certified organic?

Refer to our response on the certification page. Here is a list of Certifying Bodies:

How long does it take to get certified?

Refer to this response on the certification page.

How do I know what prohibited inputs are?

Refer to this response on the certification page.

Who will come to inspect my farm?

Refer to this response on the certification page.

How much will it cost me?

Refer to this response on the certification page.