We would like to expressly encourage you to apply for accreditation!
Please contact us using this email:
In your email, please give us some helpful information about
your profession and references, additionally your contact
details, including a person to contact directly.
All communications and documents concerning "Certified Entrepreneur – to German Standards" are in
English. But for your first request you can also contact us in
After you have contacted us, we will get back to you with
further information at short notice, but also with further
Procedure from application to
respectable institutions from countries all over the world may
and will propose
appropriate reviewers. But reviewers can also introduce
themselves directly at the institute as well.
not only have to possess excellent knowledge of commercial and
especially entrepreneurial processes and business conditions,
but also have to be familiar with the respective
country-specific and cultural framework – if possible as
"natives". Appropriate reviewers are typically management and
business consultants and coaches or other reviewers (as
described above) as well as tax consultant and fiscal auditors
with further competence in commercial analysis and consulting.
reviewers may apply directly to the DIKMU, submitting meaningful
documents: Only a few pages (and everything in one pdf would be
fine): All you need is a brief presentation of applying company
(e. g. history, areas of competence and activity, references, no
advertising material or presentation (!), just factual
descriptions), the CVs of the members of the applying company
who want to be accredited as reviewers and an official cover
letter with letterhead, the central contact person in the
applying company for the partnership and a few words, why the
applicant thinks that he can and want to work as reviewers in
the program and how they will and can access the "market" for
the program in their environment. It is also very helpful to
enclose a "letter of recommendation" from a adequate and widely
recognized person. It is generally very welcome if all documents
are sent together in one file (Pdf) - keep it short but
accreditation is free of charge.
will be assessed by the members of the accreditation commission
on the monthly meetings and a decision on the accreditation is
accredited reviewers will be provided with an original
certificate (and as an pdf), a jpeg with a meaningful Logo for
being a an Accredited certification body and all further necessary documentation.
He is then enabled to start immediately with the acquisition and
reviews of companies.
Accredited reviewers can work
anywhere in the world. But on the other hand, no exclusive
rights for regions or countries are given.
Procedure from review to certification:
Search, identification, selection and addressing of appropriate
companies to be assessed have to be carried out by the
accredited reviewer in his own responsibility.If interested SMEs
contact the DIKMU directly for certification, those reviewers
who are in close proximity to this company's headquarter will be
suggested to requesting company.
Before starting the review, the reviewer must inform the DIKMU
about the pending review. The DIKMU can only object to the
pending review if there are serious reservations and good
reasons against. Usually the company can start the review
The reviewer has to follow closely the DIKMU's extensive
catalogue of questions and tasks of visual inspection. He has to
collect the necessary information and to sift through the
submitted documents. He then has to evaluate the company state
according to the guidelines given by the DIKMU.
It is expressly desired that the reviewer also identifies
weaknesses within the assessment process and presents ways of
Furthermore, please note: All communication between DIKMU,
reviewers and companies for negotiation and review including all
documents of the entire certification process will be done and
written in English.
The resulting report will be sent to the DIKMU along with the
reviewer’s detailed assessments and his final suggestion. The
DIKMU will examine the review documents and decides on the
certification, if necessary with further requirements for the
company or retrainings.
If necessary, the company must then comply with these
requirements under the supervision of the reviewer.
The DIKMU then draws up the individual certificate and hands it
over to the reviewer, who himself hands this over to the
The reviewer can and should demand a fee from the company for
his certification. The reviewer’s fee can be freely negotiated
with the companies. However, it should be based on common
national and industry-standard rates for about 2 till 4
consultant days. Furthermore, the reviewer has to charge the
company for the certification fee and to pass on the payment to
the DIKMU. The certification fee will only be charged in the
case of a positive decision for the company.
The DIKMU includes the new Certified Entrepreneur on the public
list (on the internet) and in the club / network. The club /
network is still evolving and will soon be installed and
expanded with the growing number of members.
The certificate is initially valid for 5 years. Beyond this time
the validity of the certificate and membership in the club
But, at the end of this period, the company can be re-examined
during a new but shortened review. A positive result of the
second review then leads to the permanent validity of the
certificate and membership in the club.
The fee for the reviewer for this repeated review has to take in
account the associated significantly lower costs. The
certification fee is also significantly lower than the initial
Procedure from review to certification:
Certified SMSs will become members of the upcoming "Club of
Certified Entrepreneurs", which brings together and networks
members and companies worldwide, but also the accredited
The members of the upcoming "Club of Certified Entrepreneurs"
will be invited annually to a convention at changing places in
the world for networking and cooperation.
For this purpose, all accredited reviewers are invited, too.