Apply for Certification

  • APPLY HERE - Please complete and return the application form to begin the certification process.
  • Cost Estimates for Certification - Annual administration fees are paid to CSWA to cover the administrative tasks for managing the certification program. See which fee tier applies to your organization. Also, find a table that provides estimates for auditor costs, which are separate from administration fees and paid directly to your auditor. The auditor cost table provides estimates only. Costs will vary by size and complexity of organization, auditor choice, preparation level prior to onsite audit, etc.


All other certification resources (guides, forms, checklists, etc.) can be found on the Certification Resources page.

Please contact Jodi Wilson ( or 415-356-7544) if you have any questions about the certification program or need assistance completing the application form.



The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) is seeking expressions of interest and qualifications for new auditors for the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE) program. 

Please see the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for more information. All proposals, outlining interest and qualifications, should be sent to Jodi Wilson (jodi@sustainablewinegrowing.orgby October 31, 2019.  In addition to meeting the accreditation criteria outlined in the RFQ, all auditors must attend an initial in-person training day prior to receiving accreditation. The training session will be held in November or December  2019 at Wine Institute’s San Francisco office (date TBD).