What is the NGLCC Certification Program?
As a 3RBA member, our partnership with the NGLCC, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, gives you access to the many programs and benefits available through the NGLCC. One of the most important benefits of our partnership with the NGLCC is your ability to take advantage of the NGLCC Certification Program – the NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.
Certification is a journey, not a destination! If you are already certified, continue this investment in your business to creates new avenues of access. Certification is the critical first step in the path of strategic marketing, relationship building, and engagement with corporations. These quick tips will help you get started with making the most of your certification and maximizing your chances of winning a corporate contract.
Where are you in your journey?
The NGLCC mandates certified LGBT Business Enterprises must recertify the business every year. The Supplier Diversity Initiative team advises a business to complete the following process at least two months prior to the expiration date in order to ensure the required files are received and processed in time for a National Certification Committee meeting.
Please complete the Recertification Application as thoroughly as possible, as this information is updated in our database, which is viewed by our corporate partners looking to do business with the LGBTBE community.
Why get Certified?
By becoming a certified LGBTBE, through the NGLCC in partnership with the 3RBA, your business will/can:
Who can get Certified?
Your business can get certified if it meets the following criteria:
How do I become Certified?
To obtain LGBTBE Certification the following overview/information are what you need to know to initiate and complete the Certification process.
For questions, check out the Frequently Asked Questions on the NGLCC website, review this pamphlet, or contact the NGLCC certification team directly at (202) 234-9181.