Inspections are due next week!
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Inspections are due next week!

posted: July 3, 2023

Inspections are due next week (July 15)!

Please have all documentation uploaded to the database before your inspection.

SIP Tip to Streamline Your Inspection: We understand that some tests and sample records are not available until early July. But you can still get a jump on your inspection!

Upload the documentation that you have ready now so that your inspector has plenty of time to review it well before the deadline. Once you upload your final documents, the final review will go quickly.

Log into the database to upload your documents.

Due Dates and Eligibility

  • March 15 - July 15 –  Inspections.
    • Applicants are subject to late fees ($250 - $500) for late documentation.
  • August – Certification Advisory Committee (CAC) votes on eligibility.
  • Late August – Notification of eligibility, and invoicing for eligible applicants.
    • Please ensure your contacts in the database are up to date.
    • Certification fees are based on certified BVAs and gallons. Click here to learn how to make changes to your profile.
  • September 20 – Invoice payments are due. 
    • Certification is finalized with the payment of fees.
      • Please make checks payable to Vineyard Team at 5915 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422.
    • Upon invoice payment, approved applicants will receive a certification letter, certificate, marketing materials, and property sign (new applicants only).
  • December 1 – Renew certification for 2024 (takes less than 5 minutes!).
    • Click here to learn how to renew your application.
  • December 5 – Year-Ends are due.
    In an effort to ease workload during the holiday season, Year-Ends will be due December 5.
    • Vineyards:
      • 9.1.2 Year-End Pesticide Use Reports (July – Nov.)
      • Chapter 14: Year-End Water and Nitrogen Use Reports
    • Wineries:
      • 11.3.4  Noise Testing (every three years)

Review Inspector Comments

If your inspector needs additional documentation for your application, they will leave comments in the database.

Watch this 1-minute tutorial to learn how to find your inspector's comments.

Do you have new team members?

It's always a good time to be sure your staff is aware of your SIP Certified status. Please share these items with your team to ensure they have the tools they need to understand what it means to be SIP Certified: