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APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 7, 2016, at 6:00 PM ET. APPLY EARLY TO AVOID ANY POTENTIAL LAST-MINUTE DELAYS! PLEASE NOTE: The Baldrige Examiner Application Help Center will be closed federal holidays, December 24th, and December 31st from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM., although the Baldrige Examiner Application will still be open for use during those days.

All Baldrige Examiner applicants, before starting your application, please review the information on the Become a Baldrige Examiner page, including the links on the left of the screen to understand the requirements and the process. If you have any problems or questions about the examiner application, please read the Baldrige Examiner Application FAQs.

If you are a returning applicant or a returning examiner, your username and password were sent in two different e-mails on November 23. If you did not receive your account information by e-mail, please e-mail the Examiner Application Help Center at

If you are a new applicant and have not created your user account yet, please click Create Your Account below. A username and a temporary password will be sent to you in two separate e-mails. Because the application process takes some time, we strongly advise you to apply well before the holiday season.


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