WOSB Federal Contracting Program participants are required to annually attest to meeting program requirements set forth in 13 CFR 127. Annual attestation must be submitted within 30 days of the anniversary date of certification. Additionally, firms must undergo a program examination every three years conducted by SBA or a third-party certifier.
Below are instructions for maintaining WOSB or EDWOSB certification:
Annual updates must be complete at the 1st and 2nd year anniversary of a firms certification. Email notifications will be sent to firms at 60 days and 30 days prior to their anniversary date. Below details the steps to begin a firms annual update.
Step 1: Program participants should login and return to their beta.Certify.sba.gov Dashboard
Step 2: Select the WOSB/EDWOSB Initial Application link. See example below:
Step 3: Navigate to the "Updates/Changes" and select 1st or 2nd year annual update. See example below:
Step 4: Proceed through the annual update questionnaire and submit
Step 5: Upon completion of the annual update, the firm will receive notification from the SBA of receipt and a formal letter once a decision is rendered on their annual update.
3rd year Recertification
A firm must be complete a recertification at their 3rd anniversary of their certification. Email notifications will be sent to firms at 60 days and 30 days prior to their anniversary date. Below details the steps to begin a firms recertification.
Step 1: Program participants should return to their beta.Certify.sba.gov Dashboard
Step 2: Select the WOSB/EDWOSB Recertification Application link. See example below:
Step 3: Proceed through the recertification questions, just as if reapplying. Existing documents that remain current may be re-uploaded. Firms will be able to upload new relevant documents where applicable (i.e. financials for EDWOSB applicants, new owners, board members, etc.)
Step 4: Upon completion of the recertification application, an SBA analyst will conduct a full review of the responses and uploaded documentation. A formal letter is issued once a decision is rendered.