Organizations applying for Certified Membership are placed in a "pending" status, only visible to Tradeloop, while we verify their identity. This can take a couple of days if we need to collect additional documents or information. Once verified, the company becomes an Applicant and is under Membership Review  while the Advisory Committee (AC) reviews and, if necessary, requests further information. The Applicant is granted full site access. After a six month waiting period to ensure there are no issues, objections, or complaints, Certified Membership status is earned.