The process can take up to 90 days once we receive a complete file. In that time frame, your file will be reviewed by our Staff and the Certification Committee. Unless Committee requires an in-person Site Visit, a Virtual Site Visit will be conducted. The 90-day time frame begins from the date all documentation has been submitted and accepted as correct by our team. Incomplete applications can delay the certification process. To avoid lapses in certification, certified WBEs are auto-alerted by WBENC Link 2.0 120 days before their certification expires to complete their recertification application.
The certification lasts for one year from the date of issue. WBEs that wish to remain certified must recertify each year. WBEs are encouraged to begin the recertification process 120 days prior to the expiration date.