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What are the eligibility requirements for SBA small business certification?

Eligibility Requirements for SBA Small Business Certification

  • Business Size: Must meet the SBA size standards, which vary by industry and are based on the number of employees or average annual receipts. Use the Small Business Calculator Tool to determine if you meet the SBA Small Business Size Standards.
  • Ownership: At least 51% owned and controlled by U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • Operations: The business must be:
    • For-profit
    • Independently owned and operated

How USBRI Can Help

USBRI and our team of CRS (Certified Registration Specialists) assists small businesses in navigating the complexities of obtaining SBA certifications. They provide expert guidance by assessing eligibility, offering advisory services, and aiding in the preparation and submission of application documents. USBRI also ensures ongoing compliance with SBA regulations, keeps businesses updated on policy changes, and offers training sessions and resources to streamline the certification process and improve the chances of successful certification.

An additional requirement is having an active and compliant SAM Registration. If you are unsure if you have a SAM, use the SAM Status Check Tool by clicking below

Renew or Register in SAM

If you need to register or renew in SAM, a dedicated CRS will be able to facilitate the entire process for you and only pulling you in where absolutely necessary. If you are ready to begin with a professional, select the button below and a CRS will be in contact with you within 24 business hours.

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