Thank you for your interest in certifying your biochar.  Biochar manufacturers seeking IBI Biochar Certification must register each biochar they wish to certify.  A separate registration form must be submitted for each biochar material intended for certification.  Please be sure to enter a current and valid email address.  Generation of a new profile is based on your email address.

  • Certification of a biochar is valid for (12) calendar months from the application approval date.
  • While it is permissable for a manufacturer to register and apply at the same time, IBI will allow up to 60 days to complete the IBI certification application online, starting from the day the online registration form is completed.  For application approval by IBI, required tests must have been completed no more than 60 days prior to submission of the completed application.  Test results that are dated more than 60 days prior to submission of a completed application will not be considered as valid for approval of certification.

IMPORTANT: Biochar that has undergone “material change” in feedstock type or production processes of greater than 10% must be re-certified prior to 12 months expiration.  Biochar that has undergone “material change” as described above cannot carry the IBI Certified Biochar Seal without being re-certified.

Note: If the initial Category B test results for biochar made from an unprocessed feedstock are all within the Maximum Allowable Thresholds established by the IBI Biochar Standards, then the Category B tests may be repeated every three years rather than annually, as long as the thermochemical production parameters and the feedstock composition all remain the same.

Please review the IBI Biochar Standards available on the IBI website for more information on how to determine material changes for your biochar.

Biochar manufacturers/applicants seeking IBI Biochar Certification are not required to be IBI members but are required to develop a profile in IBI’s system if not a current member.  System profiles are created when you enlist as a dues-paying member or as a non-member contact.

If you do not currently have a profile in IBI’s systems, this registration form will initiate one for you.

Fields in Bold are required.


Applicant Information

Please enter information regarding the applicant seeking IBI certification for a biochar.

Select YES even if you are a non-dues paying member/network contact.

Biochar Identification

The IBI Certification Program only certifies biochar material that conforms to the standards set forth in the IBI Biochar Standards. The IBI Biochar Certification Program does not certify any other product, including a product mixed with biochar. In this section, please list all the blended products that would contain the biochar you intend to certify.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you review and adhere to the usage requirements specified in the IBI Certified Biochar Seal: Guidelines and Usage Requirements.

Registration Number

As part of your confirmation, you will be provided a registration number. Keep this number safe. You will need to furnish it when you are ready to submit your application.

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Required Authorization and Signature

I certify that I am the original biochar manufacturer for the biochar for which I am seeking IBI biochar certification.

I agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the IBI Biochar Standards, IBI Biochar Certification Program: Requirements and Procedures for Biochar Certification Program Manual, and IBI Certified Biochar Seal: Guidelines and Usage Requirements.

I affirm that all biochar testing will utilize the required analytical test methods for all parameters required to be tested in the IBI Biochar Standards.

I affirm that all biochar testing will be conducted by a testing laboratory able to perform the analytical test methods required by the IBI Biochar Standards.