Certification Complete

The BPI Certification Process




Congratulations! Once the certification process is complete, a BPI Project Manager will send the following items to the BPI Member for the certified or recertified items:


A copy of the License Agreement that has been signed by BPI’s Executive Director. This is a good document to keep on file, as it references the terms of the agreement in place between BPI and the member company.


Unique versions of BPI’s Primary Certification Mark that incorporate the Company Identification Number. This version of the BPI Certification Mark is the preferred version to use on certified items and packaging because it includes disclaimer language required by the Federal Trade Commission in the United States and the Competition Bureau in Canada.


BPI’s Secondary Certification Mark is designed for on-product use where space is at a premium. This Mark includes the word “Compostable,” which means disclaimer language still must be used elsewhere in connection with the Mark.


For on-product labeling scenarios where the Secondary Certification Mark will not fit, BPI can provide alternative artwork that includes the BPI “swirl” (the core element of the BPI Certification Marks) and the words “BPI COMPOSTABLE.”


This document is the best way to provide customers and other interested parties with evidence of BPI Certification.


BPI-certified products are listed in a searchable catalog on BPI’s homepage. This catalog allows the public to search for and verify BPI-certified products.  Product  listings are populated with the information from  the product worksheet and also appear on your BPI Certificate. 

For information on sublicensing, please visit the Sublicense FAQ or contact the BPI Project Manager. 

Ready to get started? Download this checklist of the certification process.  







The BPI Certification Process







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