Enhanced Digital Certification™

E-Certify Your Diverse Business to Maximize Exposure to Potential Clients

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Open Up To New Opportunities With A Digital Certificate of Diverse Ownership

The Enhanced Digital Certification (EDC) is a fast and inexpensive way for your small business to get certified as a diverse-owned organization while at the same time exposing you to new opportunities afforded by being in the SupplierGATEWAY network.

You will immediately enjoy the advantage of publicly promoting your products/services to federal, state, local government and U.S. corporations seeking diverse businesses.

Completing the certification process only takes a few minutes. You simply answer a short series of questions, upload any required documents, and your certification can be issued in 15 minutes or less.

Unique QR Code can be used to validate certification status 24/7! EDC QR Codes can also be placed on websites, literature, and emails.
EDC includes attestations compliant with SBA Small Business Self Certifications.
One EDC can cover multiple diversity classifications.
Use EDC for specific jurisdictions including international applications.
EDC Badge can be used as a distinct identifier.
EDC can be verified electronically via API.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What required documents do I need to register?

It depends on the type of company you own. EDC uses these documents to establish the eligibility of the business being certified. However, in all cases, the owner or authorized business representative submitting the application will be required to provide proof of their identity in the form of a valid driver’s license, passport, or government-issued form of picture identification

Sole Proprietorship

  • A copy of the owner’s tax return with Schedule C included, OR
  • A copy of the DBA proving that the individual established the alternative (if a DBA is being used)

Limited Liability Company

  • Articles of organization.

S Corporation

  • The articles of incorporation with the stock information included.

C Corporation

  • Stock ownership documents OR,
  • Additional documents like liquor license applications, financial contributions, and contract agreements for smaller businesses without share certificates.

Who is eligible to become certified?

For US Certifications – Any bona-fide US Citizen Owned Business that is 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more of the included diversity categories (Minority, Woman, Veteran, Disability, LGBT) is eligible to get certified.

Non-US EDC Certification categories will be added in the near future.

What type of diverse businesses does EDC certify?

The EDC process recognizes all types of diverse businesses including minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, LGBT-owned and disability-owned businesses.

Is my certification automatically renewed annually?

No. Renewal is not automatic but will take a few minutes to renew, just as the initial certification does. The process needs an update of all documents’ required submittal, renewal of attestations and the digital identity verification process.

Will I get a refund if my application is rejected?

If your business does not pass the criteria and therefore is not issued a certification, SupplierGATEWAY will refund your business 50% of the application fee. This does not apply to those who are premium subscribers or paid by corporate sponsors.

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Get certified online in 15 minutes or less

Simple and Easy-to-follow application process

Certify in all diverse business classifications that apply to you

EDC Process

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