Criteria for Certification
- Applicant company must be at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, or in the case of any publicly-owned business, at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the equity of which is owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents; and
- whose management and daily operation is controlled by one or more of the women owners.
- WBENC uses a two part process to ensure that the applicant company meets the WBENC Standards. This will include a thorough review of the documentation presented and a site visit interview with the female owner(s).
- Click here for a copy of the Standards and Procedures used to determine certification (recommended reading).
To expedite the efficient handling of your application, please read all of these instructions before you begin the online application.