How to Get Certified

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How to Get Certified

Make your mission front and center with the support of a trusted third-party leader. Green America's Green Business Certification is designed for small businesses.

Green America Seal

Show customers, colleagues, and suppliers your commitment to people and planet with your Green Business Certification.

Once you’re certified, you’ll earn the right to display the Green America Seal. Show off your Certification on product packaging, marketing materials and advertising, websites and social media, presentations, and in storefronts.

If you have any questions about certification, please reach out to us at certification@greenamerica.org

 

Step 1

Join the Green Business Network and get access to your Member Dashboard, featuring our new, improved online certification platform. Log in to your Member Dashboard and complete your member profile.

 

Step 2

Once you have signed up for membership, we will review your business to determine that we have a sector-specific certification that matches your business. If so, we'll then confirm whether your business meets our preliminary qualifications for certification. Your business must be fully operational for at least 4 months, have a functioning website, and state your environmental/social commitments on your website to be eligible. Your products and/or services should reflect these commitments to the people and the planet. We will reach out within 2 weeks via email regarding which industry standard your business falls under and provide you with the appropriate link to the certification assessment. If your business is not ready for certification at the time of joining, we will let you know what your business needs to do to be ready for certification.

 

Step 3

Take your assessment with questions focused on your industry; our assessments are particularly suited to small and mid-sized businesses. Please be as thorough as possible. Once you have completed the assessment, send a confirmation email to our Certification Team at certification@greenamerica.org.

 

Step 4

Green America’s Certification Team will review your application and respond within 10 days with any follow up questions or regarding the status of your application.

 

Step 5

If your assessment is approved, congratulations! You will receive confirmation with your Green America Seal and Green America Certificate that you can start using right away - and a link to a sample media press release to announce your certification. Once certified, you can also create a business profile at greenpages.org - with a company description, logo, photos, customer testimonials, and more - so your business stands our to customers looking for certified businesses.

If your assessment is declined, we’ll let you know what steps to take to apply again. Please note: Membership is not refundable due to a declined certification; you can try again as your practices more strongly serve people and the planet.

Get Certified

Get Certified

Earn your Green Business Certification. Join the Green Business Network today to get started.

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Questions about the Certification Assessment?

Explore our FAQ to see if we’ve answered them, or contact us and we’ll get right back to you.

"Earning our Green Business Certification from Green America is not only an honor, but also a feather in the cap of any business that genuinely cares about the environment. I have always been an eco-conscious consumer, but having a professional organization committed to recognizing the efforts of eco-friendly businesses lets us know that our labor is not in vain. The process was thorough, but not at all invasive. The Nail Belle is honored to have earned our Green Business Certification and we display it with great pride. Stay Green, America!"

Karla Carrington
Founder, The Nail Belle