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.
We at EOD are excited to partner with the Ohio Business Gateway Modernization Project in an effort to make doing business with the State of Ohio easier and more efficient. Whether completing a Unified Application for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) program, applying for a new Certificate of Compliance or Affirmative Action Program Verification, or even completing your monthly Workhour Utilization Reports (I-29s), it is our hope that this improved process will be easy and drastically improve the way your business interacts with state government.
The modernized Ohio Business Gateway is finally here! The State of Ohio is one step closer to making doing business in Ohio easier and more efficient. For more information and a look at the Gateway Modernization, check out the video below and visit gateway.ohio.gov.
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Columbus, Ohio 43228
File a Discrimination Complaint
Affirmative Action Program Verification
Certificate of Compliance
Submit I-29 (Work-hour Utilization)