The 2018 Examiner Application is now closed.
You will need to have the below information to complete the application when it reopens in November for the 2019 Board of Examiners.
Employment Information (last 10 years )
Baldrige Related Experience Information
Essay Questions (about your knowledge, skills, and abilities and any Criteria category expertise)
View Sample Application PDF
Selection Notification Dates
Returning, Senior, and Alumni Examiners: March 12, 2018
New Examiners: March 14, 2018
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.
The Baldrige Program covers the cost of prework materials and the examiner training course at the Gaithersburg, MD location. Examiners or their employers must cover travel costs associated with examiner training. Additionally, the Baldrige Program covers all travel-related costs for site visits.
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, followed by two days (experienced examiners) or three days (new examiners) of classroom training at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD.
Your self-study must be completed satisfactorily in order to be admitted to the classroom training session. You will receive instructions regarding your self-study.
After receiving notification that you've been selected for the board, choose the appropriate training week session you would like to attend in the online application. Preferences are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Training weeks are:
- Week 1: April 24-26
- Week 2: May 1-3
- Week 3: May 8-10