The Cross Certification process reduces application time to an average of five business days after submission of required supporting documents. To qualify for cross certification, the applicant must submit a Cross Certification application through the Ohio Business Gateway and a copy of the current certification with one of the entities listed below, which vary by program.
For cross certification into the Minority Business Enterprise program, the Equal Opportunity Division will accept a current certification from any of the following entities:
Please note that in addition to having one of the above listed entity's certification, the business owner and the business must meet all the requirements listed in Ohio Adm. 123:2-15-01 and may be subject to an on-site inspection.
Please note: A unified application with required documentation is necessary to verify continued eligibility at the conclusion of the initial cross certification period.
Wondering how to locate the forms you need to complete on the Ohio Business Gateway? Here are some tutorial videos the Gateway team put together to help you log in and add service areas (and forms) to your profile.
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