Get WBE Certified

Criteria for WBE Certification

  • Applicant company must be at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, or in the case of any publicly-owned business, at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the equity of which is owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents

  • Management and daily operation is controlled by one or more of the women.

  • WBENC uses a two part process to ensure that the applicant company meets the WBENC Standards.   This will include a thorough review of the documentation presented and a site visit interview with the female owner(s).

  • Click here for a copy of the Standards and Procedures used to determine certification (recommended reading).

Certification Orientation

Learn what it means to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise. If you have a product or service that you would like to market to American corporations, here is your chance to explore certification.

In the upcoming certification orientation seminar, attendees will learn:

  • What is involved in the certification process
  • How to complete the application package
  • How to become part of a national database of certified women business enterprises
  • If you will benefit from being certified Other resources available for small business