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The Network Certification period has closed (for 2022 Certifications). The application period will open in the summer of 2022 for the 2023 Certification opportunity. Any questions about this program should be directed to jflores@wcr.org.

2021/2022 Certified Networks

Network Certification Program

Women’s Council Network certification recognizes and rewards the most active local and state networks that achieve five key benchmarks of network excellence and exceeds basic charter requirements per its national affiliation and provides outstanding member service.

WHO is Eligible to Apply:
All Networks in good standing are encouraged to apply. The current President of the network must submit the application.

The application period will open in late summer 2022.

Networks will fill out an application, which serves as a self-assessment tool to determine whether the network is meeting (and exceeding) basic benchmarks that adhere to both the network model and completion of tasks and achievements that meet and exceed standards. It is recommended that networks begin the certification process early in the year and meet benchmarks by the application submission period (August to October), which provides a 7-month window to achieve benchmarks. 

Watch our training videos:

Network Certification Roll Out - Local 

Network Certification Roll Out - State (Part 1)

Network Certification Roll Out - State (Part 2)

Participating certified Networks are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Recognition at the awards ceremony at National Conference in November.
  • Electronic badge for display on microsite and other network materials/publications.
  • Acknowledgment on wcr.org and noted as a certified Network.
  • Press release created by National for Network distribution to media outlets.

Local Network Certification Application          State Network Certification Application

Sample Local Network Certification Application      Sample State Network Certification Application

Do not submit the PDF application, this is for your use only, to organize and prepare for the application timeframe. You must submit your application via Jotform. Please note, Jotform does not allow you to save, be prepared to fill out the application in its entirety. 

It is National’s goal to assist you in achieving certification. Staff is on hand to assist. The key staff person to contact is Jamie Saltman, jsaltman@wcr.org.