Woman Owned Small Business Certification

Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Preparation Checklists:

All businesses must provide

  • Qualifying individual(s) include all women claiming 51% ownership
  • Active registration in the System for Award Management for the firm, available at (Note: The firm’s DUNS number and EIN, and MPIN must exactly match SAM registration)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (i.e., birth certificate, naturalization paper, or unexpired passport) for qualifying individual(s).
  • Joint Venture agreements if applicable


  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Copies of stock certificates (front and back)
  • Stock Ledger
  • Corporate Bylaws and any amendments
  • Certificate of Good Standing

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Operating Agreement and any amendments
  • Articles of Organization and any amendments
  • Certificate of Good Standing


  • Partnership Agreement and any amendments

Sole Proprietor

  • DBA (Doing Business As) or Trade Name Certificate

For more information visit SBA site

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