Our objective is to help MBEs grow their business. The Northwest Mountain MSDC continuously builds, evaluates, and improves MBE services to support MBEs' evolving needs.
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Become a Certified MBE
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification is a nationally recognized validation of your company’s status as a minority owned, managed, and controlled business.
Benefits of Certification
- National Certification recognized by private sector corporations, public agencies, and non-profit organizations
- Access to regional and national MSDC services
- Listing in the National MSDC database utilized by a vast number of corporations nationwide.
National MSDC Services:
- Discounted fees for registration at NMSDC national events
- Eligibility for participation in NMSDC development program
Northwest Mountain MSDC Services:
- Local, regional, and national referrals to member corporations and opportunities
- Educational programs and resources
- Training seminars and webinars
- Council email communications and events
Eligibility requirements for MBE Certification
- The firm must be a for-profit enterprise physically located in the United States or its territories.
- The firm must be 51% ethnic minority owned, operated, and controlled by a United States Citizen. NMSDC certifies the following minority groups: African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, Asian Pacific/Indian American
- The submission of all required documents. Northwest Mountain MSDC reserves the right to request additional information and/or documentation for purposes of determining eligibility for MBE Certification as per the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
- Complete the online application and provide supplemental documents.
You may find our instructional video helpful.
- Pay the non-refundable application fee.
- Desk audit review within 45 days.
- Onsite visit with owner(s).
- Certification committee review.
- Final Board review for vote.
Renew your certification
Certified MBEs are required to re-certify annually in order to maintain certified status and remain listed in both local and national minority business databases.
- Step 1. Submit and upload the most recent Federal Tax Returns and Declaration of Minority Status with the updated application.
- Step 2. Pay the non-refundable application fee.
- Step 3. Desk audit review within 30 days.
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Application Fees / Recertification Fee
- Class I
Annual Revenue: Less than $1 Million
New Certification: $300
Re-certification (Renewal): $250
- Class II
Annual Revenue: $1-10 Million
New Certification: $550
Re-certification (Renewal): $500
- Class III
Annual Revenue: $10-50 Million
New Certification: $850
Re-certification (Renewal): $800
- Class IV
Annual Revenue: Above $50 Million
New Certification: $950
Re-certification (Renewal): $900
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Expedited service available: $800 + Application Fee + Any associated travel expenses
Questions? Contact Huda Al-musawi at email@example.com or call (253) 243-6959 ext. 109.