Get Certified

Get your product certified.

We make the process simple, and fast.

Simple + Efficient Process

Step 1

 Complete the application. An AVA team member will email you to confirm your quote and provide instructions to submit payment and product information.

Step 2

We receive your payment, ingredient list, product label, and sample. AVA Certification review takes 5-7 business days after receiving all requirements. We reach out if we need any additional information. 

Step 3

We approve your product(s) with a Certificate and Certification Logo for your product. We are here to support and will provide the option for renewal in one year. 

Step 1

Complete the application. An AVA team member will email you to confirm your quote and provide instructions to submit payment and product information.

Step 1

Complete the application. An AVA team member will email you to confirm your quote and provide instructions to submit payment and product information.

Complete Application for Certification

Please fill out the required information and we’ll be in contact with you soon.

The following agreement outlines the terms of the American Vegetarian Association’s AVA Certification Program. Please review and understand the Vegetarian, Vegan, Plant-Based, or Animal-Free Certification pages before continuing.

The agreement is entered between the American Vegetarian Association (referred to as AVA in this agreement) and the Product Owner, Brand Owner and/or Product Manufacturer (referred to as Product Owner in this agreement).

Product Owner enters an agreement with the AVA and accepts the following terms of the AVA Certification Program:

• Product Owner is responsible for the product(s), its formula and its ingredients.  
• Product Owner has reviewed the AVA Certification Standards and confirms that the product(s) meet the desired AVA Certification Standard.
• Product Owner confirms that the product(s) and its ingredients are accurate and representative of what will be sold to consumers.  
• Product Owner is willing to provide additional documentation and/or confirmation on any questionable ingredients as called out by AVA.
• Product Owner will notify AVA of any formula or ingredient changes.
• Product Owner confirms the product and its ingredients do NOT utilize animal testing.
• An AVA representative will confirm the cost of the AVA Certification contract. 
• AVA Certification is good for one year.  Product Owner will receive invoice with the option to renew AVA Certification pending no formula or ingredient changes.
• Should an AVA Certified product not meet the AVA Certification Standard, AVA is only responsible for the certification contract cost.
• AVA will treat all non-public product information as confidential. This includes ingredients, formula, and supplier information.

Logo Usage

• AVA Logo and AVA Certification Logo usage will be granted to Product Owner upon Product Certification approval.
• AVA logos may be printed in full color or in all black or all white. 
• AVA logos may not be altered, re-colored or be presented with special effects.  AVA Certification Logo must appear .5” or larger on product packaging.

Non-Compliant Products

• An AVA Certified product is deemed non-compliant when ingredient, processing and/or label changes are made that deviate from AVA’s approved standard and result in a product that no longer meets AVA Certification standards and/or AVA Logo Usage standards. 
• The Product Owner is responsible in full for removal and disposition of any non-compliant products that deviate from AVA’s approved standard.