For new applicants or certified clients seeking certification of a new field, site, or facility on a compressed timeline, PCO offers the option for expedited certification services. Payment for expedited services (see Fee Schedule) is expected at the time of a new application submission or added certification request.Applications or updates received less than 60 days prior to the requested approval date must be expedited. The extent to which your service may be expedited lies in your ability to comply with the National Organic Program and your timely responses to requests for information.
Note: PCO will review expedited requests and may not accept requests due to administrative capacity.
The flat fee of $1,500 for expedited services will be charged in addition to standard certification fees, inspection fees, and the new applicant fee. Expedited services usually incur higher than average inspection expenses. Please see Fee Schedule for the full list of fees.
Expedited fee is per scope. The flat fee of $750 per scope of certification will be charged in addition to standard certification fees and inspection fees. Expedited services usually incur higher than average inspection expenses.
The timing of some Expedited certification requests may require an inspection in addition to the annual inspection and will incur additional cost. Please see Fee Schedule for the full list of fees.
As part of our expedited services process, PCO provides the following upon full payment for Expedited services:
PCO’s Expedited certification service does not guarantee certification by a certain date. PCO reserves the right to refuse Expedited services based on administrative capacity. PCO will provide timely communication about our ability to deliver expedited services.
Request an application via the PCO website or contact PCO Client Services Team at (814-422-0251 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact your PCO Certification Specialist to request an Expedited Request Form or download it from our website at the button located above.
Yes. PCO certified clients who need a faster timeline for product reviews will provide an expedited service for $225 per product and product labels requested for expedited review. Rush review does not guarantee approval. PCO will provide review to all expedited Product Review requests within five (5) business days. Click here to download the Product Review Request Form
Yes. If you need a faster timeline for Export Certificates, PCO provides expedited service for $150 per request. Rush review does not guarantee approval. PCO will provide review to all expedited Export Certificate requests within two (2) business days.