Subpart E Flock Certification

The NPIP Subpart E Program refers to our backyard flock certification. A state inspector will examine your premises and test your poultry to renew your certification annually. Please review the Recommended Documents for Subpart E Participants before requesting your inspection.

General Participation

Any person may participate in the plan when he/she has demonstrated, to the satisfaction of Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission (AL&PC), that the facilities and practices are adequate for carrying out the provisions of the plan and has signed an agreement with AL&PC to comply with the general and the applicable specific provisions of the Plan and any regulations of AL&PC.

 Each participant shall comply with the Plan throughout the operating year - full 12 months.

  • Participating flocks receive a Salmonella pullorum-free certified status, which covers the following 12 months.  This certificate is recognized through-out the United States and the world as meeting entry requirements regarding Salmonella pullorum.
  • In addition, an annual directory is published and distributed nationwide listing all participants and the breeds on record. 

For more information, check the NPIP Guidelines for Certification for Independent Flocks and Hatcheries.

 If you would like to become an NPIP Subpart E participant, please complete the online form

Fee Schedule for Backyard Certification: 

 Testing, per bird
 Banding, per bird
 Incubator//Hatcher Swabs- :
        1-4 swabs
        5-8 swabs

 Additional swabs-
$7 per set of 4