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New SBA Formal WOSB and EDWOSB Programs have replaced Self-Certification

The certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) has recently changed.

As of October 15, 2020, the previous self-certification option on the old certify.sba.gov platform is no longer available.  The new online formal certification process for WOSB and EDWOSB is now live through a new portal at beta.certify.sba.gov.

If you were previously self-certified in one of these new programs, that self-certification expired on 10/15/2020 and you will now need to complete the new formal application.  For previously self-certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs, all documents previously uploaded in Certify.sba.gov will be available through March 31, 2021, for retrieval.

For firms that are already 8(a) Certified, VetBiz/CVE Certified, or have been certified through an approved Third-Party Certifier (TPC), there is a streamlined process for the application since you have already provided that you meet the eligibility requirements.  Call us at 813-333-5800 for special reduced pricing if you already have one of these certifications.

For firms that have never been certified in any of these programs, Cloveer can complete the process for you in a short amount of time and current SBA processing times for the programs are about 60-90 days.

If you are interested in assistance with your application, we offer a turnkey service for both WOSB and EDWOSB. Feel free to read more frequently asked questions on the WOSB Program and application too.

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