HPTA Test Method Certified Seal

HPTA Test Method Certification Seal
Application and Licensing Agreement

HPTA utilizes an independent third party* to review HPTA Test Method Certification Seal Application and Agreements. You will receive notification that your application has been Denied, Approved, or Approved with revision, typically within 5-7 business days of submission.
*Third Party contact
: certification@humictrade.org

Approval is valid for two years (2) after which the Agreement may be renewed by submitting a new application, test results, label(s) and fees.

Approval is withdrawn and this agreement automatically and immediately terminates upon reformulation of the product subject to this Agreement. Reformulation is any variation through which the product is manufactured differently, contains different ingredients and/or contains the same ingredients in different proportions.

Test methods approved for use with the seal are:

The following commercial labs are known to be offering HPTA Approved Method tests in their current services:

Additional commercial laboratories are considering adding the HPTA approved methods to their offerings and the listing provided above does not constitute an endorsement of any lab.


  • HPTA members  $100 per product or formulation. Additional labels of the same product on the same application (repackaged or private labels) are $50 each.
  • Non-HPTA members  $300.00 per product or formulation. Additional labels of the same product on the same application (repackaged, private, or white labels) are $150.00 each.



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Complete Online Application
Type of Organization(Required)
HPTA Member?(Required)

Product Info

* Each product marketed as a distinct product must obtain a separate registration to use the HPTA Test Method seal. * Alternate formulations must obtain a separate registration to use the HPTA Test Method seal. * Submit separate applications for each distinct product seeking use of the HPTA Test Method seal. * Label(s) cannot report or guarantee humic and/or fulvic acid content greater than that which is found in the lab results submitted with this application.
1. Product(s)
2. Provide copies or pdfs of all versions of your product label(s) and/or bulk distribution materials graphically showing use and placement of the HPTA Test Method Certification Seal. (Digital files are preferred.) Graphic use and treatment of the Certification Seal must follow guidelines referenced in the HPTA Style Guide.
Check the applicable box to confirm how the product is sold:(Required)
3. Provide a complete copy of the laboratory analysis for this product, including laboratory identification, product identification, date analysis performed, and method used, completed within 12 months of the date of this application.
License Agreement (This section to be completed if non-HPTA Member) Upon approval of this application, Humic Product Trade Association grants to Company a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to use the HPTA Test Method Certification Seal (the “Licensed IP”). This license permits use of the Licensed IP only on previously approved product labels, which may include one or more of the licensed logos (provided below). This license includes the right to utilize the Licensed IP only upon the product and label(s) submitted in accordance with the requirements in the HPTA Style Guide. The HPTA Style Guide may be obtained by contacting certification@HumicTrade.org or going to HumicTrade.org Visit HumicTrade.org! . All rights and goodwill arising from Company’s use of the Licensed IP shall inure solely to the benefit of the Humic Product Trade Association and neither during the term of this Agreement, nor after the termination thereof, shall Company assert any claim to the Licensed IP, or the goodwill associated with the Licensed IP. This license shall terminate immediately upon termination of this Agreement. Upon termination, Licensee shall immediately cease to use the Licensed IP on all packaging and promotional materials. The parties hereto agree that the terms of this paragraph shall survive the termination of this agreement.
Termination This Agreement shall terminate upon the earliest of: 1) expiration of two (2) years from the date of approval (with or without revisions)2) any change in the formulation of the product; or 3) any violation of the terms of this agreement.
Signatures The undersigned declares under penalty of perjury that all information provided in this application is complete and accurate to the best of their knowledge. The Company agrees to abide by the above HPTA License Agreement. The undersigned represents and warrants that he or she is authorized to act for the Company relating to this document.


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