Accreditations & Affiliations

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QAI’s commitment to the highest quality standards for organic certification is demonstrated with these accreditations:

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - View QAI’s USDA Certificate

  • National Organic Program (NOP)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) - View QAI’s CFIA Certificate

  • Canadian Organic Regime (COR)

Committee on Accreditation for Evaluation of Quality (CAEQ) - View QAI’s Certificate

  • Mexico Organics Product Law Standard (LPO)
  • Quebec Organic Reference Standards
  • ISO/IEC 17065

American National Standards Institute (ANSI-ANAB) - View QAI’s Certificate

  • ISO/IEC 17065 covering NSF/ANSI 305 – Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients


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Organic Trade Association (OTA)

QAI has been a proud member of the Organic Trade Association since 1990. We have supported its mission to promote and protect organic agriculture and commerce by serving on the board of directors, providing sponsorships and participating in policy meetings.

To learn more, please visit the Organic Trade Association website

Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA)

As an active member of the ACA, we work with other accredited certifiers to develop uniform criteria for implementation of the USDA National Organic Program, conduct peer-to-peer certifier training and network within our community to address issues impacting organic certification.

To learn more, please visit the Accredited Certifiers Association website

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)

OMRI was created to ensure that inputs for organic use are verified thoroughly and consistently by one body with specific expertise for the job. In addition to being a subscribing member, QAI’s technical staff have served on OMRI review panels to provide expertise in the review of commercial products used by organic operators.

To learn more, please visit the Organic Materials Review Institute website

International Accredited Certification Bodies (IACB)

The IACB supports its members on issues relating to international certification and standards. A key responsibility is the development and maintenance of the IOAS EU Accreditation Programme Standard.

Australian Certified Organic

We now work with Australian Certified Organic to provide organic certification for products being exported to Korea that are not covered under the U.S.-Korea Equivalency Arrangement.


As part of NSF we are able to seamlessly bundle the following services together with your organic certification:

  • Gluten-free certification
  • Non-GMO certifications
  • Plant-based foods certification
  • Raised without antibiotics certification
  • Honey transparency certification
  • Food safety services (GFSI-benchmarked certifications and HACCP)
  • Sustainability verifications
  • Dietary supplement GMPs

To learn more, please visit the NSF website.


QAI has created a strategic relationship with Star-K to provide our customers with kosher certification. To learn more, please visit the STAR-K website