Become a Member

The COOC represents over 90% of the olive oil producers in the state of California.

Joining the California Olive Oil Council provides numerous benefits to support and expand your business including:

  • Seal approval for extra virgin olive oils that pass the certification process, allowing those bottles to display the recognized and trusted COOC seal
  • Networking opportunities with extra virgin olive oil producers and other industry professionals
  • Marketing opportunities via the COOC booth at professional tradeshows
  • Workshops providing support and insight into different aspects of your business
  • Information and guidance for newcomers to the industry
  • A monthly newsletter covering essential news affecting the industry
  • Marketing, promotion, and advocacy for the California extra virgin olive oil market

Join at your appropriate level today.

Membership is open to olive oil producers and professionals associated with the industry (Industry Affiliates). *

The COOC member year runs from July 1 to June 30 annually.

*All members must agree to the Statement of Mission & Code of Ethics, and abide by the COOC rules and regulations as noted in the COOC Member Standards & Requirements.

*Service providers and friends of the industry are encouraged to join at the Industry Affiliate Level. All members, regardless of production or affiliation, may upgrade to any higher level.

*If you don’t want to renew online, download a hard copy of the membership agreement to join or renew your membership by mail. **See instructions below

*The COOC is member-based and financed non‐profit 501(C)6 trade and marketing association. Your contribution of support is greatly appreciated.

*All membership purchases are non-refundable.

Contact us for questions regarding membership.


Membership can be completed on the website or by submitting your Member Agreement via email or post.


  1. Read through 2019-2020 Membership Agreement
  2. Select Tier and Create Your Profile
    1. Scroll down and select the appropriate Tier level.
      1. For full list with descriptions: 2019-2020 Tier Levels and Benefits
    2. Selecting a Tier Level will bring you directly to the Membership Application where you will create a profile page
      1. Your email will act as your username
      2. You must complete the process in one sitting. Once you fill out the first page of the application and select ‘Next – Billing & Shipping Information’, your profile will be saved but, you cannot go back at a later time to complete the application and payment.
    3. Payment can be in the form of either a check or credit card.
      1. Checks should be made out to the COOC and mailed to 801 Camelia Street, Suite D, Berkeley, CA 94710.
      2. Please include Company Name (if not already visible on check) and Order Number (provided after “Place order” is selected) in the memo line of the check

Email | Post

  1. Read through 2019-2020 Membership Agreement
    1. This is the full document with Statement of Mission & Code of Ethics
  2. Download and Save As the submission Agreement
    1. This version has been modified to allow members to fill in electronically
    2. Only pages required to be submitted are included
  3. Submit document via:
    1. Email to Max Kirwin
    2. Mail to: California Olive Oil Council, attn: Membership 2019-20, 801 Camelia Street, Suite D, Berkeley, CA 94710

Membership Options:

Click here to view a complete list of benefits by Tier

Micro-producer and Growers Membership

Micro-producer: 99 gallons or less
Growers (non-producers)

This tier level has been established to include companies that are either growing olives for olive oil production but, do not produce their own olive oil, have started an olive oil company but, are not producing during the current member year and for small producers with an average yield under 100 gallons.


Tier 1 Membership

Producers: 100 – 500 gallons


Tier 2 Membership

Producers: 501 – 2,500 gallons per year


Tier 3 Membership

Producers: 2,501 – 5,000 gallons per year


Tier 4 Membership

Producers: 5,001 – 20,000 gallons per year


Tier 5 Membership

Producers: 20,001-75,000 gallons


Tier 6 Membership

Producers: 75,001 gallons or more per year


Retailers and Private Label Entity Membership

Retailers and Private Label Entity Level

This tier has been established and is for companies that source olive oil from producers to sell on their shelves and/or under their own packaging.


Industry Affiliate Membership

Industry Affiliate Level

This category is to include companies that provide industry resources and services to olive oil producers and growers but, are not producers or growers themselves. It may include but, is not limited to nurseries, mills, orchard management, printers, bottle suppliers, consultants, restaurants, chefs, educators, orchard equipment suppliers, irrigation equipment and installation, milling equipment and storage tanks, etc.