12/15/15: Volunteers Needed for WPEO Certification Review Committee

The Certification Review Committees consists of Corporate and WBE volunteers trained in WBENC’s Standards & Procedures. The committee is essential in verifying that qualifications of a certified WBE are maintained.
Benefits of being on the Certification Review Committee:

  • Maintain WBENC’s Standards & Procedures
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of the Certification process
  • Connect and network with other committee members
  • Learn about women business owners in diverse industries
  • Bond with fellow committee members and WPEO staff

Important facts you should know about the WPEO-NY Certification Review Committee:

  • A prospective committee member must complete a two-part training session conducted via conference call and online webinar with WBENC.
  • After successful completion of the training Committee Members can attend meetings to review applications or conduct site visits at the applicant’s headquarters.
  • Members must recuse themselves if they have knowledge of a given applicant, whether as a supplier, customer, or competitor.
  • Committee member names are not disclosed to the public.
  • There are three Certification Review Committees:
  • Twice a month in New York City and once a month in Newark, NJ
    • Each Certification Review Committee meeting lasts three hours and meets in the morning.
  • Committee members are asked to attend one meeting per month

Contact your regional WPEO office if you are interested in becoming a member of the Certification Review Committee:
WPEO-NY: 212.688.4114
WPEO-DC: 202.595.2628

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