Generally, the entire process takes about 4-6 weeks.
Once you have filled out the application, you must secure the District Advancement Chairman's signature. You will then need to submit the application to your District Director for approval. The District Director will then forward the application to the Advancement Department. Once the Advancement Department receives the application, your information will be added to the Merit Badge Counselor Directory. You will receive notification of your acceptance and Merit Badge Counselor number, in the mail.