Ask Heather: What do I need to do to maintain my certification?
A: As a WBENC and NMSDC certified supplier, it is imperative that you re-certify annually. Both organizations will send you reminder emails approximately 90 days before your certification expires, however, we advise scheduling a reminder for yourself, or outsourcing the process, in order to begin at least a month before the 90 day mark. Additionally, if there are any changes to your company throughout the year, we recommend immediately updating that information and marking it for your re-certification application.
Heather Cox is Co-founder and COO of Certify My Company, a diversity consultancy. Certify My Company was born with the goal of inspiring and helping diverse businesses grow while having more fun and time doing it.
Certify My Company provides help to business owners by getting their qualified businesses nationally certified, linking them with large corporations and each other to increase revenue, connecting them to events and sharing expert knowledge and motivation.
Additionally, Certify My Company is the comprehensive resource for Corporate Diversity Managers to grow and reach their diversity goals. Heather and her team are in a unique position offering the opportunity to liaise between the corporations and their diversity vendors.
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