Thank you for your interest in becoming a BBB Accredited Business. Accreditation in BBB is by invitation to companies that, at a minimum, have been in business for at least one year, have demonstrated sound business practices, and meet our accreditation standards.
Please fill out an application form below, or contact a BBB consultant by calling 403-531-8784 for more information.
Benefits for your companyIncrease trust
- Consumers wonder who to trust, help them establish trust in your business by showing your BBB Accreditation. This helps your business by increasing conversion of leads to customers. Can consumers trust you?
If so, then show them using the BBB certificate, decal, and the BBB accredited business logo.
Recognition for your great reputation - When your business follows the 8 requirements of BBB Accreditation, you should be recognized for doing so. By displaying your BBB Logo you show your customers that you have been recognized for your integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness. Your business is added to directories and programs that are reserved only for those that are accredited. Do you operate your business honestly and with integrity? If so, then get recognized for it.
Benefits for your communityReduce Scams
- Consumers in your marketplace have a limited amount of income to spend and ethical companies know that if they can help keep "bad apples" out, there will be more money left to spend with them. Your support of BBB helps to keep these companies out of our marketplace allowing that money to come to trustworthy businesses. Is keeping your marketplace trustworthy important to you?
If so, apply to join us to help keep "bad apples" out of your marketplace.
Educate Consumers - As consumers become more educated about ethical practices and the marketplace through BBB programs, they are better armed to bypass "bad apples" and spend their money with honest, ethical businesses. Would educating consumers in your area help your marketplace? If so, apply to join us to help teach consumers how to spend their money wisely.
BBB Accredited businesses are trustworthy businesses that agree to these standards:
- Build Trust
- Advertise Honestly
- Tell the Truth
- Be Transparent
- Honor Promises
- Be Responsive
- Safeguard Privacy
- Embody Integrity
Do you feel your business could abide by these standards?
Will you join together with us in building a better marketplace for ethical and honest business like yours?
To apply for BBB Accreditation of the BBB Serving Southern Alberta & East Kootenays
, please complete the appropriate application form for your area and fax it to 403-640-2514, or send it by email
E-mailing credit card and banking info is at your own risk - this information is best communicated by phone at 403-531-8784.
o Calgary and East Kootenay Areas - Application Form (pdf)
o Lethbridge and Area - Application Form (pdf)
o Medicine Hat and Area - Application Form (pdf)
Or telephone your BBB at (403)-531-8784.
Once received, your application will be processed by one of our Business Relations Representatives. After background and applicable license checks are completed, your application will be sent to our Board of Directors for approval.
You will enjoy public recognition with more than 3,000 other businesses in working toward a marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. You and your employees will have available to you a large number of value added services which will make your BBB Accreditation status a true cost benefit to your company.