About WBE Certification Renewals
The first time you are certified with NWBOC your certification remains valid for one year. After that period of time an annual re-certification is required in order to remain a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) through NWBOC. No additional documentation is necessary unless there have been changes in the ownership, control, business structure, name of your company, etc. since you were last certified or re-certified.
If none of the above changes are relevant, simply complete the Affidavit (download link is above) and send along with a copy of the company's most recently filed tax return (including K-1s, if applicable). Also send the re-certification fee according to business size:
If changes in your business have occurred, record them on the Affidavit (which is the last page of this document.) The following information is required:
Remember to sign and date the Affidavit! Re-certification is not automatic.
It is vital that you send in the re-certification materials prior to your expiration date. It is your responsibility to comply with requests for information and submit documentation in a prompt manner. It is not the responsibility of NWBOC to send multiple reminder notices of recertification dates. If re-certification is not received within thirty (30) days of the renewal date, the company will be removed from the active certified WBE list and the e-commerce MarketPlace. A reinstatement fee of $100 will be imposed for re-certifications received after the certification expiration date. In addition, a new application and/or additional materials may also be required.
The re-certification materials that you need to send to us (mailing address is below):
Mail to: National Women Business Owners Corporation