What are the certification requirements for a Minority and/or Women-owned Business Enterprise?

Published 09/18/2012 02:13 PM   |    Updated 09/18/2012 02:13 PM

What are the certification requirements for a Minority and/or Women-owned Business Enterprise?

Qualifications for Certification

To qualify as a Minority Business Enterprise or Women's Business Enterprise, a firm must be 51 percent owned by qualifying minorities or women who:

  • Possess expertise in the field
  • Control the business enterprise
  • Are U.S. citizens

Qualifying minority groups include Blacks, Native Americans, Latino/Hispanics, Pacific Asians, and Subcontinent Asians.

For more details on the M/WBE program read State regulation 25 IAC 5.

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