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Certification Requirements

All businesses must meet the following certification requirements:

  1. The business shall be a U.S.-based business which is independently owned, operated and controlled and is not dominant in its field of operation, or an affiliate or subsidiary of a business dominant in its field of operation.

  2. The business shall meet the size standards of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).

  3. The business shall have demonstrated capacity to perform independently or as a subcontractor relative to its field of operation.

  4. The business shall not be owned, operated and controlled by individuals or groups of individuals, who own, operate and control a large business involved in the same category of work as the business for which SBE certification status is sought.

  5. The business shall be operational for at least one year prior to certification.

  6. The owner shall control the day-to-day critical operations of the firm.

  7. The owner or owners shall be citizens or permanent, legal residents of the United States.

 Applications

The following instructions and applications are available in PDF format. Contact the OSBD Office at (414) 286-5553 for assistance.

New Certifications

Important: Please review all materials listed below. All of these documents represent one complete applicant package.

Renewal Certifications

Important: Please review all materials listed below. All of these documents represent one complete applicant package.

Additional Forms