The purpose of the licensed professional certification process is to reduce time to certify certain professionals into either the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) programs.
To utilize the professional certification process, the applicant must be employed as one of the following:
An applicant must (a) complete an online Unified Application through the Ohio Business Gateway; (b) provide a copy of state-issued professional licensure or certification, and (c) provide an affidavit verifying professional certification eligibility, which can be found here, and email along with a small list of supporting documents to email@example.com. (Please note that applications submitted as a part of the professional certification process are subject to an on-site review, including a review of each of the documents listed here, by state compliance officers.) Upon approval of the application, the company will receive its certification by email. Review takes an average of 19 days.
Steps for Professional Certification
4200 Surface RoadColumbus, Ohio 43228Phone: 614-466-8380Fax: 614-728-5628Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Affirmative Action Program Verification
Certificate of Compliance
Submit I-29 (Work-hour Utilization)
File a Discrimination Complaint