Recognition as a minority and women business enterprise (MWBE) is possible with the State of Kentucky through it's MWBE Certification Program. The certification process takes about 120 days and certifications last for three years from its issuance.
Does this local/state program offer reciprocal certifications with other local/state programs? A business from out of state may be certified with Kentucky's MWBE program if it is certified in its home state as a DBE, MBE, or WBE by a state-level entity, and if it has a received an on-site review or visit from the certifying home-state agency within the prior three years.
Does this certification expire? The certification expires after a period of three years. A document must be sent on a yearly basis stating that there have been no changes to the business disqualifying it from certification.