About ICIA

For over 120 years, ICIA has been a leader in seed certification, seed quality testing, genetic testing and research.  ICIA, a non-profit, self-supporting agency, exists to deliver unbiased, needed services to our member customers in the seed, grain, food and related industries.  As an ISO accredited organization, impeccable customer service and efficient and effective processes are ingrained in our operations and in practice on a day to day basis.  Our member customers benefit from the high standard of quality, accuracy and consistency that comes with our attention to detail, knowledge and experience.


At ICIA customer service is a top priority.  A real-live, friendly voice will always answer your call - no automation here - and there is no such thing as a question too small for personal attention.


As a leading independent and unbiased testing laboratory, we are a member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA), the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA), Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) and ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 accredited, a Non-GMO Project Approved Laboratory and a USDA Accredited Seed Lab (USDA ASL).


Our experienced staff, including PhDs, Registered and Certified Genetic Technologists, Registered Seed Technologists and Lab Technicians, can assist you in improving productivity, profitability and competitive position.

(Financial records: ICIA maintains all receords at the office at 7700 Stockwell Road, Lafayette, Indiana.  These records and documents are available for review upon request.  Confidential seed certification records are not released without authorization of the certifying member.  All other governance and financial records are public information.  Announcements are also made at the annual business meeting regarding availability of records.)