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Verification Process Training Opportunities
Verification Program Webinars and Town Halls
CVE offers webinars to assist SDVOSBs/VOSBs with various aspects of the Verification process. After each webinar, CVE solicits feedback from webinar participants during town hall sessions. Discussion during town hall sessions is not limited to the webinar topics of “Pre-Application,” “Re-verification,” or “How to Stay Verified.”
Participation in Verification Webinars and Town Halls is voluntary. Once registered, participants will receive an invitation to access the event at the email address listed in the firm’s VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP) profile. Choose a topic to register for a session that best addresses your current or future Verification status.
Pre-Application Webinar and Town Hall (Every First and Third Friday)
This training is designed for firms that are new to the Vets First Verification Program and have not created a VetBiz VIP profile. SDVOSBs/VOSBs that have been inactive in the program and now wish to submit an application may also benefit from this session.
Preparing for Reverification Webinar and Town Hall (Every First Tuesday)
This session is for firms whose Verification will expire in 30 days and/or five months from the date of the scheduled webinar.
How to Stay Verified Webinar and Town Hall (Every Fourth Tuesday)
This training is offered to firms that have been verified for six months and would like to remain verified.
Post-Review Findings (PRF) Program (Denial Avoidance)
The Post-Review Findings (PRF) Program is designed to reduce denials by allowing applicants to address and correct issues prior to the Decision phase of the Verification process. If an issue is identified during Assessment, CVE will allow the applicant five days to address the issue. If the issue cannot be resolved within five days, the applicant may withdraw the application without penalty and reapply at a later time.
The applicant may also choose to accept an official denial letter and submit a formal Request for Reconsideration. The Case Analyst will explain all options and answer any questions during this process.
Note: Participation in the PRF Program does not guarantee Verification.
Verification Assistance Counselors
Verification Assistance Counselors are trained and certified by VA to provide application assistance to SDVOSBs/VOSBs. Counselor assistance is available throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam at no cost. VA-certified Verification Assistance Counselors work with applicants to:
- Offer insight regarding 38 CFR Part 74
- Review a firm’s business model
- Assist owners with resource tools
- Review documents for application submission