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As a certified minority- or woman-owned business, your company will:
To qualify as a Minority Business Enterprise or Women's Business Enterprise, a firm must be 51 percent owned by qualifying minorities or women who:
Qualifying minority groups include Blacks, Native Americans, Latino/Hispanics, Pacific Asians, and Subcontinent Asians.
Certification Application Basics
The Basics Presentation
Free step-by-step training for MBE and WBE Certification is available the third Wednesday of each month for new applicants. Learn more about the certification clinic and other workshops on our News and Events webpage.
Although certification is valid for a three-year period, businesses are required to submit an Affidavit of Continuing Eligibility (ACE) form annually with any changes affecting the following:
Certified minority and women-owned businesses with requests for classification code (UNSPSC) review and amendment, must submit an Amendment Form to the Division.