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Federal Certification Programs


 8(a) Program Info (for minority small businesses) CLICK HERE
 8(a) Program self assessment for qualification CLICK HERE
 8(a) Applications CLICK HERE
 CFCC Program (Certified Federal Contractor Company) CLICK HERE
 CFCP Program (Certified Federal Contractor Professional) CLICK HERE
 HUBZone Program Info  CLICK HERE 
 HUBZone Area Map Search for qualification CLICK HERE
 HUBZone Applications CLICK HERE
 Mentor Protege ProgramsCLICK HERE 
 SB (Small Business - self certify) No formal program
 SDB (Small Disadvantaged Business - self certify) No longer managed by SBA No formal program
 Section 3 (HUD business concerns) CLICK HERE
 SDVOSB Program (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business) CLICK HERE
 VOSB Program (Veteran Owned Small Business) CLICK HERE
 WOSB & edWOSB 8(m) Certification Program CLICK HERE



State & Local Certification Programs

Most certifications at the state level are managed by the state DOT. However, there are some states that have a Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program, with a special department that manages these programs.  

DBE = Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

WBE = Woman Business Enterprise

MBE = Minority Business Enterprise

SWUC = Statewide Uniform Certification

LSBE = Local Small Business Enterprise 

All local certifications are managed at the local level and vary drastically with each municipality. There are over 3,042 counties, 14,566 districts, 31,131 special districts, 35,963 cities and townships, making it impossible for us to list every local program here.

Follow these links and click on your appropriate state. Each state link will lead you to local options, enabling you to drill deeper and reach local municipalities.

 State Certification Programs option 1 CLICK HERE
 State Certification Programs option 2 CLICK HERE 
 Local Certification Programs option 1 CLICK HERE 
 Local Certification Programs option 2 CLICK HERE 

Getting Professional Help

As you utilize this information, you may realize that you want additional help.  Below, we have listed support services of companies certification help. There are TWO categories: 1) Corporate Sponsors -companies that have paid the association to be listed as corporate sponsors or have partnered with the association to provide key services.  2) Association Members -members in the association who have expertise or provide services in this area, listed based on membership level.

- CP: Corporate Sponsor

- PP: Platinum Partner Membership

- GP: Gold Partner Membership

- SP: Silver Partner Membership

- GM: General Membership 

 GP: Ideas 4 Success, LLC 404-684-1539


The association does NOT and has NOT vetted or scrutinized these service providers. We list the services offered by these companies as a courtesy to our users, affiliates and members. We urge you to choose a service or product after you have made your own careful evaluation based on the merits of each provider.

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