To become a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), your business must meet the following National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) requirements. Both current and historical facts are considered in determining ownership qualifications and participation in the management and operations of the company.
Please watch the Training Videos before beginning your new certification. It can answer any questions you may have.
Complete the online application and submit electronically to OMSDC with all of the required documentation and the non-refundable application fee.
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The Desk Audit is a review of the entire “completed” application, including all supporting documents and references. An application is deemed complete when all required supporting documentation is submitted.
If an application is found to be incomplete, an email will be sent requesting all missing documentation. An applicant has 90 days to submit the requested documentation or their application will be withdraw.
The Site Visit is an in-person review conducted with the owners (51% must be present).
The Certification Committee meets once a month to review applications for MBE certification. The committee makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval or denial of an MBE application.
The Board of Directors reviews the recommendations of the Certification Committee and make a final decision.
Applicants will receive a written notification of the Board’s decision.
Newly certified MBEs will attend this mandatory session to learn:
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Note: The above process may take up to 90 days. The 90 day window begins on the day that the application has been deemed to be complete. (Due to staffing transitions, the 90 day processing window may be extended.)
Any arrangement between an ethnic-minority business and other parties which involves apparent ethnic-minority “fronts”, or other circumstances which would tend to circumvent the certification process by placing any substantial control of the ethnic-minority business concern with a non-ethnic-minority individual(s) will be closely investigated, examined and will result in a denial or revocation of their certification. In addition, reapplication for certification under such circumstances will be denied. Submitting false information on the MBE Application is a Class II felony in most jurisdictions. The NMSDC and its Affiliate Councils shall maintain the “rights” to file charges.
NMSDC CENTRAL® is the platform for more than 12,000 certified minority suppliers. Click on the training videos below to learn more about the certification process