What does initial certification and recertification mean?
When you first apply for WIC, we must verify that you meet all the eligibility requirements. We call this initial certification. When you re-apply for WIC because your certification period has ended (usually a six month period), we must again verify that you continue to meet all the eligibility requirements. We call this a recertification. Certification and recertification is the process we do to complete your paperwork, decide if you are eligible to receive WIC and to enroll you on the Program.