About the 8a certification program

Small businesses in the United States that are disadvantaged due to race are eligible to apply for this certification.

Benefits of the 8a SMB certification program

Those small companies that are minorities owned verified can receive Government contracts.


  • At least 51% of the ownership corresponds to a socially and economically disadvantaged US Citizen.
  • The entity must meet the qualification guidelines that categorize it as a small business.
  • Proof of revenues for the last two years.