Anyone can say they’re Black-owned, but here they can prove it.In order to qualify for certification your business must be at least 51% Black-owned, be headquartered in the U.S. and have filed taxes in the past year.
If your company is headquartered in the United States and is majority owned and operated by a Black person or persons, you qualify for this certification.
We simply request that you provide the proper documentation based on your business structure to help us verify your qualifications and ensure the accuracy of your statements.Our certification has three major components. Each section requires you to share certain information for us to better understand and ultimately verify your business as Black-Owned. Check out the necessary documents below.
Fewer than50%of diverse-owned businesses have a certification that communicates their identity.They are missing out on millions of dollars in opportunities and resources.The State of Supplier Diversity:
Review our guide to understand exactly what specific businesses should have to get certified.
If each reviewer agrees on the accuracy of the information, they can usually certify a business within 30 to 45 business days.However, based on the documents provided and the breadth of information included for a submission, this timeline can vary. If business owners submit incomplete documents or inaccurate information, we will reach out to request additional documents from the business owner and assess the supplemental data that was shared. These follow ups can add extra time for our reviewers so please ensure you have submitted all pertinent documents for our team.