To complete a HUBZone Certification for your business in the United States, you need to follow a step-by-step process outlined by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Here’s a general guide on how to get a HUBZone certification:

  1. Check Eligibility:
    • Ensure that your business meets the eligibility criteria outlined by the SBA. This includes having a principal office in a designated HUBZone, meeting size standards, having majority ownership by U.S. citizens or qualified entities, and meeting employment and unemployment rate requirements.
  2. Register or Renew a SAM Registration:
    • Before applying for the HUBZone program, you must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). You can either go through the process yourself using online resources and stumble through it. You can also go through a firm like USBRI who has been assisting with SAM Registrations for over 11 years. Go to the SAM Registration page to learn more about the process and the services provided.
  3. Complete the HUBZone Certification Application:
    • Fill out the online HUBZone Certification Application in the GLS. Provide accurate and complete information about your business, including its ownership, location, and other relevant details.
  4. Gather and Submit Supporting Documents:
    • Collect the necessary documentation, which may include proof of HUBZone residency, citizenship documentation, financial statements, and other relevant information about your business. Upload the required supporting documents as part of your HUBZone Certification Application. These documents will be used to verify your business’s eligibility.
  5. Wait for Processing:
    • After submitting your application, the SBA will review it.
  6.  Receive Certification or Notification:
    • Once your application is approved, you will receive your HUBZone Certification as well as an virtual and physical copy of your certification if you go through us. If there are issues with your application, the SBA will notify you.
  7.  Maintain Eligibility:
    • After obtaining HUBZone certification, it’s crucial to continue meeting the program’s eligibility criteria to retain your certification.

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Need to Register or Renew a SAM Registration?

An additional qualification to having a HUBZone Certification is an active SAM Registration. If you need to register or renew, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and one of our Certified Registration Specialists would be happy to assist you. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.