PCO is proud to be accredited to offer Regenerative Organic Certified ™️ to organic producers. While separate from the National Organic Program (NOP), this certification builds upon the organic standards and is administered by the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA).
Established in 2017, Regenerative Organic Certified ™️ was developed by ROA who envisioned a world free of poisonous chemicals, factory farming, exploitation and income inequality, soil degradation, habitat destruction, pollution, corporate bullies, greenwashing and fake food.
The framework for ROC™️ is applicable to certified organic producers of crops, livestock and wild crops who seek Bronze, Silver or Gold ROC™️. This certification is also applicable to certified organic processors, handlers, marketers and traders working with ROC™️ farmers. Levels do not apply to certified organic handlers.
No, this is an add-on certification to your organic certification. There are likely several factors (e.g. current production practices, supply chain requirements, cost) that would go into the decision to add this certification to your portfolio.
PCO makes every effort to bundle inspections when possible. Here are a few important things to keep in mind:
Any operation who already holds NOP organic certification can apply for Regenerative Organic Certified™️ program.
There are two sets of costs associated with this certification. One is the cost and fee structure you must pay to Regenerative Organic Alliance. The other is the fee you pay to PCO as your certifying body:
You can find the amount for ROC™️ cost and fee structure here.
You can review PCO's cost by downloading our fee schedule.
If you have general inquiries, please contact:
If you have a concern or complaint regarding a Regenerative Organic Certified operation, please complete the following form:Complaints and Investigations Intake Form
Those interested in this program will apply directly to Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA). Please indicate PCO as your certifying body on your applicationReady To Apply?