Chapter Guidelines:

The following guidelines are for the purpose of clarification of the OCIA International Certification Standards and Additions to the Standards and the National Organic Program (NOP) Standards. (Approved by the Board of Directors on December 18, 2018)

  1. Crop Rotation

*It is our understanding that the final planting decision is up to the producer and that the final certification decision is up to OCIA Intl Certification Decision Team (CDT). (This statement adopted by the committee on April 11, 2006).


  1. Manure

  2. Equipment

  3. Flood Lands


  4. GMO/GEO

  5. Restricted Material