Search, identification, selection and addressing of appropriate
companies to be assessed have to be carried out by the
accredited reviewer in his own responsibility.
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
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
reviewers are invited, too.