Certified Kind Fees For Farms 

Certified Kind combines the cost of the inspection and certification administration fees into one flat rate. The first year fee for inspection and certification is $2500.

The certification must be renewed annually and this requires an onsite inspection to verify continued compliance to the Certified Kind rules of production. Renewal fees for farm operations are calculated from the size of the flowering canopy of the operation.

The tables below summarize the annual renewal costs for outdoor and indoor operations.

Renewal Costs for Outdoor Certification

The minimum renewal cost for certification is $2500 for outdoor flowering canopy of less than 40,000 square feet. For farms with 40,000 square feet of outdoor flowering canopy space, the price is $3500. For each additional square foot of flowering canopy space above 40,000 square feet, there is an additional fee of $0.10 per square foot. 

Indoor Certification Cost

The minimum renewal cost for certification is $2500 for indoor flowering canopy of 5,000 square feet or less.  For each additional square foot of flowering canopy space above 5,000 square feet, there is an additional fee of $0.20 per square foot. 

 
 
 

Certification Fees For Processors

Post harvest processing of a crop includes a long list of potential activities such as sorting, packing, extracting, preparing, and cooking. Processors often focus on extracting oils and creating single or multi-ingredient products like vape pens, edibles, or topically applied products.

Certification fees for processors are calculated based off total volume of processing of Certified Kind products. Please contact us for more information and/or for a price quote.

Inspection Travel Costs

Please note, Travel Costs vary depending on the availability of local Certified Kind inspectors, as well as Certified Kind’s ability to schedule multiple inspections on individual inspection trips. Travel Costs include customary travel expenses incurred during an inspection trip such as mileage, airfare, meals, and overnight lodging as applicable. Prior to inspection, Certified Kind will provide the Certified Kind client an estimate of the Travel Costs. Travel Costs will be invoiced to the client after the inspection and final certification will be contingent on full compliance to the Certified Kind rules as well as payment of all Fees and Travel Costs. Certified Kind will make every effort to reduce Travel Costs.