skip to content
Primary navigation
Man behind Apply Now sign

Apply for Certificates

Apply for Certificates

Workforce Certificates of Compliance

Workforce Certificates of Compliance are issued after MDHR receives:
  • An Affirmative Action Plan that outlines the good-faith efforts a business will take to recruit, hire, and promote women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities.
  • A completed application form that is signed by the business’ Board Chair or Chief Executive Officer.  You can find the application form on the MDHR website. 
  • Payment of the $150 application fee. You can pay online with a credit or debit card, or through your checking or savings account with an electronic check.  You can also mail in a check. Checks mailed in should be made payable to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.


Learn more about applying for a Workforce Certificate.

Equal Pay Certificates 

Equal Pay Certificates are issued after MDHR receives:
  • A statement of equal pay compliance signed by the organization’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Payment of the $150 application fee. You can pay online with a credit or debit card, or through your checking or savings account with an electronic check.  You can also mail in a check. Checks mailed in should be made payable to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.  


Mail your equal pay compliance statement and your check (if not paying online) to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Contract Compliance – Pay Equity Certification, 625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155.

Learn more about applying for a Equal Pay Certificate.

credit card

New: Pay online

You can now pay for a Workforce Certificate or an Equal Pay Certificate online with a credit or debit card, or through your checking or savings account with an electronic check.  

Pay online for a Workforce Certificate


Pay online for an Equal Pay Certificate

back to top