How to Re-Join CNG

So you'd like to return to CNG, after not being CNG certified for a while? That's great!

To make it official, all the key CNG program requirements need to be completed. In particular:

Get Started: Submit a new application for certification here.


1. Sign and return this year's Declaration. With livestock certification a Livestock Feed Form is also required.



2. Pay the annual certification dues

You may do this with a credit card in the online store, or use a check and the order form.

We recommend $200 or more per year, but members have the option to pay less. We offer several payment plans to make it easier to pay the recommended $200 over time in smaller amounts. Farmers who wish to pay less than $150 should apply for a waiver, which would grant them support from the Grassroots Fund. Waivers are intended for beginning farmers and those facing unusual hardship.

An exception is granted for beekeepers, who must pay some amount, but to accommodate hobbyists, we don't require a waiver for lower amounts.

If you are re-joining CNG after October 1 then your dues will be paid through all of the next calendar year. (Dues are paid on a calendar basis and are renewed in February.)



3. Arrange your peer-review Inspection.

Find certification forms and guidelines here. Find a CNG farmer-inspector by using our searchable map

The requirement that you conduct an inspection of another CNG farm or apiary in your area should be completed as soon as possible (unless there's no other CNG farmer within an hour's drive). It is not necessary to inspect another farm/apiary before your certification is re-instated.

Once the above four requirements are completed, your certification will be re-instated and you'll be eligible to use the colorful CNG marketing materials.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.