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Apply to Become a Baldrige Examiner

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2020 Examiner Application: Now Closed
Check back in November for the 2021 Examiner Application

Apply Online (for information purposes only)

You will need to have the below information to complete the application for the 2020 Board of Examiners. 

Contact Information
Employment Information (last 10 years )
Professional Information
Essay Questions (about your knowledge, skills, and abilities and any Criteria category expertise)
Two References

Selection Notification: March 12

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

In the application, you will need to electronically sign a statement indicating that you understand the Baldrige Program's requirements for Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest.

Selected examiners, will need to provide information that allows us to determine conflicts of interest with Baldrige Award applicants. You will be asked to disclose the identity of employers, competitors, key customers, key suppliers, and clients—past, present, or potential—whose interest might be favorably or unfavorably affected by your actions as Baldrige examiner. This includes disclosure of

  • companies in which you have financial holdings
  • affiliations that may present or seem to present a conflict of interest for you

This information will only be used to assign you to applications, and we will keep the information confidential. You will need to sign the disclosure before you attend training. Any material misstatement of fact in your application or incomplete disclosure of conflicts of interest will be grounds for disqualification from the review process or dismissal from the Board of Examiners. In addition, you will be required to update your employment, financial, and client records periodically throughout your appointment.


Selected examiners will complete a rigorous examiner training course focused on the Baldrige Excellence Framework and the Examiner role in the Baldrige Award process. This consists of 30-40 hours of self-study within a four-week period. 

Your self-study must be completed satisfactorily in order to be allowed in to the online training session. 


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Created October 20, 2010, Updated March 12, 2020