The COBID will send an annual “no change” statement to firms, approximately 30 days prior to the one-year and two-year anniversaries of the certification date. The applicant must complete the statement, provide federal tax information for the previous year, and provide documentation supporting any changes prior to the anniversary date, or the COBID will decertify the firm.
The COBID will send a certification review notice to certified firms approximately two months prior to the firm’s anniversary date. The applicant shall promptly return the application along with any requested documentation (e.g. by-law amendments, evidence of changes in ownership, etc.). The COBID will review the signed application to determine continued eligibility and may conduct an on-site investigation to verify information submitted.
A firm owner must demonstrate that his or her business currently meets the qualifications for the requested certification. It is the responsibility of the firm to provide the information deemed necessary by the COBID to ascertain eligibility. Failure to return the certification review form or provide supporting documentation may lead to decertification.