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Certification Process

To become a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), your business must meet all of the requirements. We maintain and uphold the national certification process and standards to ensure the integrity of each certification.

Both current and historical facts are considered in determining ownership qualifications and participation in the management and operations of the company.

Your annual certification includes several benefits:

Applying for MBE Certification at Chicago MSDC, consists of the steps below. The Certification process can take up to 90 days.

Paperless Application Policy

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council is looking for ways to make your MBE application and re-certification more convenient and eco-friendly.  As of May 1st 2019 ChicagoMSDC no longer accepts applications on paper without an administrative service fee. Submitting your application online is a fast and convenient way to apply and receive your certificate.  It also helps the Council make progress in “going green” with more eco-friendly policies.

MBEs will still receive the alerts 90, 60 and 30 days prior expiration. If you are not a registered user, do not worry.  It only takes a couple of seconds to register. Please click HERE to register now. Once you have done that, please send email to to secure your username with your MBE profile.

Please be advised that if you still would like to apply with the paper application a $500 administration fee will be added.

What are the benefits of going paperless?

The Council appreciates the opportunity to serve you. For additional assistance, please call the office at 312-755-8880.