Costs and Fees


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The Natural Forest Standard is a not-for-profit organisation and the fees involved are reflective of the actual costs to the Standard and its Governing body to facilitate the project process. 

Summary of Fees

Initial PIN submission                                                                                   £500

Project Registration (upon completion of validation)                            £1,250

Verification administration                                                                          £1,500

Credit issuance                                                                                                As per NFS Registry Fee Schedule

Further administration fees may apply for any additional actions or services that are required during the project process, which will be established with the project developer on an ad hoc basis.

Technical and Risk Panel review fees of approximately £2,000-£3,000 will be applicable per review dependent on complexity.

Validation and Verification

The validation and verification costs of an individual project vary considerably, as these fees are entirely subject to the discretion of the independent third-party certification organisation that the project developer engages with. These costs will be dependent on the size, complexity and location of the project.  Each project must be fully re-verified at intervals no greater than 5 years.

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