New Certification and Re-Certificaton

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New Certification Fees

  • Class One – $450
  • Class Two – $650
  • Class Three – $950
  • Class Four – $1,050

Expedited Certification

Expedited services are available when an applicant needs their certification before the scheduled time of completion. Expedited applications are completed in 25
business days after a completed application is received (see the above definition for a completed application).

Contact JaRon Haggerty, Director, MBE Services, at jaron.haggerty@midstatesmsdc.org or call (317)921-2678.

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STEP 1 – Click on “Complete the MBE Recertification application now,” (insert the database hyperlink)

Click “Login” and enter your email address and password.  If you have forgotten your password, click “Forgot Password” and a new temporary password will be emailed to you

STEP 2  Confirm or update your information on each page of the five page form.

STEP 3 – Upload your most recently filed tax return and a copy of the declaration of minority status.

If you have not filed your taxes, a federal tax extension is required along with the previous year’s profit and loss statement*

The declaration of minority status can be downloaded from the documentation page.

STEP 4 – Pay by credit card or submit the application and mail a check to Mid-States MSDC, 2126 N.                                                 Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN  46202, ATTN:  Certification Department

The data field maximum size is 8 MB; therefore, it may be necessary to reduce the document below 8 MB before uploading

Recertification Fees

  • Class One – $400
  • Class Two – $600
  • Class Three – $900
  • Class Four – $1,000

Late Fee

  • $350

Expedited Fee

  • $1,600

Expedited Certification

Expedited services are available when an applicant needs their certification before the scheduled time of completion. Expedited applications are completed in 25
business days after a completed application is received (see the above definition for a completed application).

Contact JaRon Haggerty, Director, MBE Services, at jaron.haggerty@midstatesmsdc.org or call (317)921-2678.

If you have not previously been certified through the Mid-States MSDC or if your certification has expired, you are considered a “new certification”.  Re-certification is renewal of your existing certification before your certification expiration date.

Our goal is to process all certification applications within 45-60 business days of receiving a completed file.

A completed file is information that has been submitted (with payment) and all information has been completely filled in on the application and all supporting documentation as it pertains to your business and business structure has been provided. Paper applications and documentation are no longer accepted.

If your file is received incomplete, we will notify you of any omissions and you will have an opportunity to return all requested materials. Once all required information has been submitted, the 45-60 business day processing period begins. 

After all documentation has been reviewed, a site visit will be scheduled and performed prior to the board meeting.  Our Board of Directors meet every 2nd Friday of each month to review certification applications. The certification is valid for one year. Every certified MBE ia required to re-certify annually.

Prior to the certificates expiration date, recertification reminders are sent from the certification system 90, 60 and 30 days before days before the current certificate expires.  It is the MBEs responsibility to recertify before their certificate expires.  The best time to start the recertification process is 60 days before the certificate expires.

All applications must be submitted online and require a username and password to access the secure certification database. 

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