The AKC Certification Process
We make becoming kosher certified as easy as possible.
Every industry is different, and comes with its own requirements to achieve a kosher designation. In some cases the ingredients may be sent to the AKC and we can do much of the work off-site. In other cases we will conduct in-depth inspection to ensure everything is kosher. All certifications typically require a site visit to establish a valid kashrus status.
You can call the AKC for a free consultation and speak with a specialist to discuss options and feasibility.
1. Apply for Certification
Fill out and submit your completed application. This gives us a good understanding of what may be involved in making your product or plant kosher.
2. Speak With Our Rabbi
The AKC will review the application and discuss all aspects of the kosher requirements for the facility. Each area of kashrus has its specialist, and we will team your company representative with our rabbinic expert in your field.
3. Meet the Rabbi at Your Facility
Our rabbinic expert will visit your facility and determine how frequently a local Rabbi must visit the production facility and what steps need to be taken to make the plant kosher.
4. Agreement & Contract
The contract will include all kosher requirements and any applicable fees. The fee depends on the complexity of the facility, the number of products certified, location and travel costs, and the number of visits required. AKC certification fees are some of the lowest in the kashruth industry.
5. Receive Kosher Certificate
An official Kosher Certification Letter is granted upon receipt of a signed contract and payment, and when all of the stipulations of the contract are met. This then entitles the plant to include a registered symbol of the AKC on any products or facilities certified in the letter and to advertise that these products are certified kosher.
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The Atlanta Kashruth Commission is an Orthodox non-profit kosher supervising agency founded in the 1970s. We currently certify over 150 companies and facilities in the Southeast and throughout the country.