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Introduction to Supplier Diversity & Certifications
Online Course
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Taking this online course requires some basic information. This data is only used within SCORE and will not be distributed to any third parties.

This module will help you understand what it means to be a diverse supplier and introduce you to various supplier diversity programs and certifications.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Define the term "supplier diversity"

  • Explain the various aspects of supplier diversity certification

  • Recognize the need for supplier diversity certification

  • Identify the eligibility criteria for certification

Continue to Module 2 to gather details about the various supplier diversity certification programs offered in the United States.


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How to Become Certified as a Diverse Supplier
This module will help you gather details about the various supplier diversity certification programs offered in the United States and determine which certification is the right fit for you.
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