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Here are the three steps to participate in the program.

  1. Membership

    Fees: $25 for individual. $50 for business.

    The first step is to become a member of the organization. Membership in OPMA is  voluntary and is eligible for any individual or business regardless of your  interest in accreditation. Membership is encouraged for those that want to  support the effort and help to ensure its success for the benefit of Ohio’s  farming industry. You can be a member and not pursue certification. However, if a company is  interested in certification then enrollment as a member is the first step. All fees  will be applied to the certification process.

    Download FORM A: OPMA MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT

    Download FORM B: OPMA MEMBERSHIP AFFIDAVIT

    In all cases, Form B: OPMA Membership Affidavit must be completed and submitted at the time of membership enrollment. It must be hand-signed and returned by mail or fax.

  2. Request for Certification Review

    After becoming a member, operators interested in certification must submit a request to have its company’s operations reviewed to determine eligibility and to identify the proper tier.

    Download FORM C: OPMA REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATION REVIEW

  3. Application for Certification

    Fees: 

    Basic Inspection (1 day): $650 (Tier II and III only)
    Additional Inspection Day: $500
    Cooperating Inspection: $650
    Cancelled Inspection: $150
    On-Site Training: $650
    Travel Day (if necessary): $250
    Replacement Certificate: $25
    Research Hour: $50
    Tier I Assessment: $25
    Tier II and III Assessment for Additional Standards (per additional standard): $250
    Hourly Rate: $25

    Auditing expenses are in addition to the above fees. These can include gas, meals, lodging and other expenses incurred by the auditor directly connected with the inspection. Auditors make every attempt to keep expenses reasonable given the many different conditions and circumstances of their travel and inspection requirements. 

    If deemed eligible for certification, operators must complete Form D: OPMA Application for Certification.

    Download FORM D: OPMA APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION       

 
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