(a) In general
(b) RequirementsTo be accredited as a certifying agent under this section, a governing State official or private person shall—
prepare and submit, to the Secretary, an application for such accreditation;
have sufficient expertise in organic farming and handling techniques as determined by the Secretary; and
comply with the requirements of this section and section 6515 of this title.
(c) Duration of designation
An accreditation made under this section shall be for a period of not to exceed 5 years, as determined appropriate by the Secretary, and may be renewed.