Step 1. Complete the SFMSDC’s Pre-Qualification Application. Pre-Qualification ensures that you may meet the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) criteria for certification. It also briefly outlines the various documents needed for certification.
Step 2. Submit certification fee. (This fee is non-refundable)
Step 3. Confirmation of receipt of the pre-qualification form will be sent including the complete Certification Application. Note: All applications must be completed and received by the SFMSDC within sixty days of the confirmation of your pre-qualification. An application remaining incomplete sixty days following the confirmation of the pre-qualification will result in the stoppage of your certification process. You will be required to wait a period of one year before you can re-submit an application The certification fee is non-refundable at this point.
Step 4. Upon receipt of the completed application and all supporting documents, a site visit will be scheduled and completed at your corporation’s headquarters.
Step 5. All completed applications with completed site visits will be presented to the Certification Committee. The Certification Committee meets once a month to review all MBE certification applications. Corporate Members of the SFMSDC make up the Certification Committee.
Step 6. Upon approval, MBEs will be required to attend a mandatory new MBE orientation. It is at the orientation that you will receive your certificate.