If you have questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page

or contact the NGLCC Certification Team directly at [email protected].


The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.

Certified LGBTBE® companies are routinely sought after by NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBT business community through our internal, proprietary database. In turn, Certified LGBTBE® companies have access to hundreds of corporate representative and supplier diversity professional contacts. Through these contacts, companies can begin building strategic relationships and making preparations to meet face-to-face with them at NGLCC matchmaking and networking events, which are held across the country throughout the year. Certified LGBTBE® companies are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools following one year.

Maximize your business opportunities by becoming a member of an NGLCC affiliate chamber. As a member, you can network with local LGBT and allied business owners, have access to local programming and events, and can take advantage of local business opportunities. 
Become a member of your local affiliate chamber to not only leverage local membership benefits but also to take advantage of complementary national certification. NGLCC waives the certification fee for businesses that choose to join their local affiliate chamber.
Are you a trans or gender non-binary (TGNC) business owner looking to get LGBTBE certified?
Click here to learn about NGLCC's Trans+ Inclusion Task Force and access additional resources for our trans/non-binary community members looking to get certified. Contact [email protected] to be connected with the NGLCC trans and non-binary business community. 

Are you an LGBT business owner of color looking to get LGBTBE certified?
Click here to learn about NGLCC's Communities of Color Initiative (CoCi) and access additional resources for intersectional community members looking to get certified. Contact [email protected]g to be connected with the CoCi team.