Process

The EMSDC conducts an extensive business review of new and existing MBEs. This review, the Certification Process, is designed to ensure compliance with the NMSDC member standards for certified minority business status. Certification by the EMSDC is a nationally recognized NMSDC certification and is honored nationwide.

Fees

CLASS

Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4

GROSS REVENUE

$0 to $1M
$1M to $10M
$10M to $50M
Over $50M

ANNUAL FEE

$500.00
$750.00
$1000.00
$1250.00

Application Deadline & Timeline

The certification process typically takes between 45 and 60 days (and, in some cases, up to 90 days) depending on when the application is submitted, the completeness of the supporting documents, and the responsiveness of the applicant.

Application Review

Completed applications are first reviewed by the EMSDC Director of Certification. Applicants will be notified if additional supporting documents or information are required. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Certification Committee following your site visit.

Site Visit

Site visits are a mandatory part of the certification process. After the Certification Director has reviewed your application and you have submitted all additional requested documents, EMSDC will schedule a site visit with the owner(s) of the company. Your site visit will be conducted at your company’s headquarters by EMSDC staff or a member of the Certification Committee. Applications will not be approved without a completed site visit.

Approval/Denial

The Certification Committee reviews all applications and recommends approval or denial based on the evaluation and analysis of your application data and a site inspection of your business. EMSDC’s Board of Directors reviews the recommendation for approval or denial following the scheduled Certification Committee Meeting and renders a decision. Companies will hear from EMSDC after the Board review regarding their certification status.

Certification Renewal

Companies certified by EMSDC are required to renew their certification each year. It is the company’s responsibility to maintain up-to-date certification yearly. The certification expiration date will be listed on the PDF certificate and in the company’s online profile. While registered contacts may receive a courtesy notification warning that the certification is due to expire, EMSDC is not responsible for ensuring that an MBE gets recertified. Recertification remains the sole responsibility of each MBE.

 

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Recertification Fees:

CLASS

Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4

GROSS REVENUE

$0 to $1M
$1M to $10M
$10M to $50M
Over $50M

ANNUAL FEE

$500.00
$750.00
$1000.00
$1250.00