Get certified in 5 simple steps

A time-tested framework that has helped 600,000+ products meet our exacting kosher standards, easily and efficiently.
On average, this process generally takes several weeks, start-to-certified.

1 Application
2 Initial Consult
3 Quote
4 Site Walkthrough
& Ingredient Screening
5 Agreement


Your completed application will help us pair you with just
the right Rabbinic Coordinator (RC) from our team of
experts — someone knowledgeable and experienced
with your particular industry and unique food production process.


Initial Consult

Your assigned RC will reach out to learn about your production process and to
outline the basics of OK kosher certification. During your consultation, you’ll
outline what your goals and expectations are with regard to kosher.

Your rabbi will be happy to answer any questions you may have about starting and
maintaining your kosher facility, and can advise you on the best decisions to make in
order to operate according to kosher requirements. This is also your company’s
opportunity to ask any questions regarding the procedures of kosher



You’ll receive a quote in the form of an annual fee. This usually covers
your entire kosher certification package including the year-round visits.

OK Kosher fees are flat — they aren’t based on how many products you have,
or on the size of your output, but on the overall certification program
you’ll need. We’ll determine your fee based on the scope of work that’s
required from us to certify your company to the highest standards in the industry.


Site Walkthrough & Ingredient Screening

With your go-ahead, one of our New Certification Specialists will walk you through
the process of submitting the needed information about your raw materials
and ingredients. Simultaneously, we’ll arrange for a visit to your facility to observe the
operations. Your RC will make all the necessary plans and procedures to create and
maintain a kosher setup for your production, with both the utmost level of kosher
standards and your company’s benefit in mind. He’ll also train your staff to facilitate
the upkeep of your “kosher program” in the easiest way possible.

Learn more about the process


Following your site walkthrough, we’ll draft and send you your official contract. This will include the terms and conditions as well as payment required to finalize the kosher certification process and maintain your certification program.

Sign, return, and you’re good to go!


Congratulations - you’re certified!

Your company will now receive its OK Kosher certificates, granting you the right to display our registered, trademarked OK symbol on certified products and marketing materials.

At this point, you’ll be assigned an Account Rep – your dedicated contact here at OK Kosher, who will assist you with any needs you may have pertaining to your kosher profile, on an ongoing basis.
Your certified products will be listed in the OK Kosher Product Search, on our website, and in our various consumer media outlets.  Enjoy the exposure and recognition from having a well trusted kosher symbol!


Your privacy.
Our priority.

We understand the resources you’ve poured into developing
your proprietary processes, recipes, and sources.
We’re committed to safeguarding the trust you place in us.

Our Confidentiality Promise

One fee.
Everything you need.

Our flat-fee pricing covers certifying your facility. This fee covers all necessary components of each certification.
A base administrative cost needed for timely and professional service
from the top-caliber professionals at our offices. This varies by
company, based on their specific needs and requirements.
The frequency and cost of conducting customized inspections to each
facility site being supervised. Location plays a part in this calculation.

What’s included?

  • OK Symbol License
  • Certification Audits
  • Ongoing, Personalized Service
  • Client Advocacy & Promotion

Guidance is always just a call or click away

Dedicated, Knowledgeable Rep

Who knows you and your facility’s needs and guidelines inside out.

Seasoned Manufacturing Experts

Offering keen insights and advice in kosherizing even the most complex
production processes.

User-Friendly Plant Manual

With clear, detailed, and easy-to-follow guidelines and instructions.

Client Portal

Offering keen insights and advice in kosherizing even the most complex
production processes.

Ingredient & Product Database

Offering keen insights and advice in kosherizing even the most complex
production processes.

Food production is technical.
So is the team.

The breadth of our team’s acumen lies far beyond Torah law. Each of our rabbinical coordinators is adept in the detailed technicalities of the food production processes.

New Certifications Specialist

Walks you through process of getting certified, from application to onboarding

Rabbinic Coordinators

Your designated rabbi who designs your kosher program, visits your premises annually, and answers your questions about kosher

Field Representative

Visits your site throughout the year to see that your kosher program is being carried out smoothly

Account Representative

A dedicated representative always on call to answer any questions or concerns and to help with any technical issues

Whatever your industry, wherever you are

With reps is 99 countries, and regional offices across 6 continents, wherever your facility is, we’re there with you.


Ingredients & Additives

At the B2B levels, we help you earn the kosher certification you need in ingredients, including additives, chemicals, flavors and fragrances.


Retail Products

From consumer packaged goods to private label products, OK Kosher is here to help you get certified.



Global supply is an OK Kosher specialty. From Shipping to trucking, we’ll help you get the kosher compliance documentation you need.


Food Service

OK Kosher certifies 150+ restaurants and eateries throughout North America and the Caribbean islands.



Kosher certifying wine is a complex and nuanced process. The OK Kosher team is here to help you earn your kosher seal.



What does it mean to be kosher certified?

There is a mistaken belief that certified kosher food is that which has been blessed by a rabbi. In actuality, kosher certification refers to the process by which rabbinical experts verify that products are made in accordance with kosher law. The certifying agency tracks and monitors this status through record-keeping of processes and ingredients, as well as periodic audits to the manufacturing facility, and more.

What is your fee structure and how much will I pay?

OK Kosher certification fees are structured as annual payments, sometimes entailing additional fees for special productions. In contrast to other types of food certifications, our fees are never tied to production volume, sales numbers, or company size. Rather, we simply calculate the cost of making the needed visits and maintenance of your program, nothing more. Visit our Benefits and Pricing page for detailed information on how we determine fees.

How much will it cost when I wish to add new products at my certified facility?

With OK Kosher, new product certification is included in the annual fee and there is no additional fee, as long as the new product does not increase the number of visits required at your facility and does not substantially increase the administrative work performed for your company. In cases where the new approval will cause a change in frequency and/or fees, your Account Representative will contact you before the product is approved to discuss the process.

Does OK Kosher employ advanced systems and manuals?

Definitely! Over our 85+ years of certifying companies, we've streamlined a system of translating our high standards into the most user-friendly program for your company.  When you become certified, you'll receive our OK Kosher Plant Manual for Manufacturing Facilities in hard copy and in digital, which offers a technical deep dive into our kosher processes and procedures.

What does the certification renewal process look like?

Kosher certificates are normally issued with a one-year expiration. The expiration date is based on the commencement date of your contract. OK Kosher has a well-organized process to ensure timely renewals. In the past, gathering all the updated certificates for your inventory was a tremendous task. We've perfected a system that renews your certificates easily and on-time.

Do you certify private label companies?

Absolutely! OK Kosher is proud to provide certification for many private label companies.

What is entailed in producing kosher wine? Is it more complicated than regular kosher certification?

Wine, grape juice and other grape-derived products are a particularly sensitive category from a kosher perspective. Whereas normally the rabbi’s role in kosher certification is one of supervision, with wine and grape-derived products the rabbi will actually need to be involved in the manufacturing of the product, in a hands-on way. Setting up a proper system for this will include the harvesting of the grapes, kosherizing equipment, in addition to other measures. Even products using grape-based ingredients in their formulas need verification that only high-level kosher raw materials are being used in them. By listening to your company’s needs, and with our experience, we can develop a program that works for you. If you are considering certifying your winery, or products containing grape-based ingredients, please contact a certification specialist for a free consultation and guidance on your particular requirements. Otherwise, you can simply submit a cost-free, obligation-free application.