VOSB (Veteran-Owned Small Business) Certification eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). To check VOSB eligibility, follow these steps below:

  1. Verify Veteran Status:
    • Ensure that the business is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more veterans.
  2. Size Standards:
  3. Ownership and Control:
    • The veteran owner(s) must demonstrate direct ownership and control of the business. Control involves both day-to-day management and long-term decision-making.
  4. Active Management:
    • The veteran owner(s) must actively oversee the business’ day-to-day operations.
  5. SAM Registration and Assistance:
    • Ensure that the business is registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). This is required for federal contracting. USBRI has been offering filing assistance regarding the SAM Registration, Small Business, and Set-Aside Certifications for over 11 years. If you need assistance or have any questions, contact the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998.
  6. VetBiz Certification:
    • For VA contracts, businesses need to be verified as a VOSB or SDVOSB (Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business) through the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE). The verification process involves submitting documentation.
  7. Documentation:
    • Prepare and submit all necessary documentation, including the required forms and proof of veteran status, to the appropriate agency for verification. USBRI will guide you through the process as well as making sure you have all necessary documents ready for submission.
  8. Stay Informed:
    • Keep up to date with any changes in eligibility criteria or requirements. USBRI is constantly keeping track of any changes with SAM and Set-Aside Certifications and will inform you as any changes do happen.

To know more, click the button below to view the VOSB page

Need to Register or Renew Your SAM Registration?

As stated above, an active SAM Registration is required in order to obtain any SBA Certification. If you need to register in SAM or renew an expired registration, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 for more information or assistance. You can also browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.