North Carolina Certifications

Obtaining the right business certifications for your enterprise is crucial to gaining access to both government and corporate contracts. Certifications provide your business with a nationally recognized and highly respected status that makes your company stand out against marketplace competition for lucrative contracts. This allows you to compete more successfully for federal, state, local government and commercial contracts.
North Carolina accepts/recognizes the following certifications:
The State of North Carolina also has a Small Professional Services Firm (SPSF), which is a very similar to a SBE certification in other states. It was developed to provide sub-consulting opportunities for small businesses as defined by the US Small Business Administration, 13 CFR Part 121 in Sector 54. The SPSF program is a race, ethnicity and gender-neutral program designed to increase the availability of consulting opportunities for small businesses on federal and state funded contracts.

Getting a certification in the State of North Carolina opens the door to targeted government and private contracting opportunities. This will allow your business to have more visibility to North Carolina companies and opportunities with the State of North Carolina.  For more resources, visit Historically Underutilized Businesses.

Most certifications have the following basic requirements:
  • The business must be at least 51% managed and controlled by either a women, minority, or disadvantaged owner who:
    • Works exclusively for the firm seeking certification
    • Has superior level of experience in the industry
    • Holds the highest title as specified in the operating agreement/bylaws
  • US Citizen (or for some certifications – a Green Card holder (legal permanent resident)
  • Must be a for-profit business
If you are an established business ready to take your business to the next level, BizCentral USA can help you get certified. Since 2004, BizCentral USA has helped thousands of businesses get certified and gain more connections. Working with an experienced expert means doing it right the first time, which means FASTER approval so you can start applying for contracts sooner.
Not an established business? No problem. We have a Pre-Certification Program that can help prepare you to become certified.

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