NCSBE Certification

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The NCSBE Program was developed to provide access to contract opportunities that allow small businesses to compete against others that are comparably positioned in their industries and markets; as well as participate in department contracts if they meet the eligibility standards included in this document. 

NCSBE Program Eligibility: Any small business meeting the Program standards outlined below is eligible to participate in the NCSBE Program. The standards are as follows:

  • The business must be headquartered in North Carolina.
  • The business’ annual income does not exceed $1,500,000, after cost of Goods Sold is deducted.
  • The business must have less than 100 employees.
  • The business must be organized for profit.


If you are interested in becoming a certified NCSBE firm, please complete the appropriate application below:

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NCSBE List of Required Documents (To be submitted in addition to the NCSBE affirmation or application)

NCSBE List of Required Documents in Spanish*



NCSBE Affirmation (To be submitted if firm is actively NC HUB Certified)

NCSBE Affirmation in Spanish* 



NCSBE Application (To be submitted if firm is NOT actively NC HUB Certified)

NCSBE Application in Spanish

Submit your completed NCSBE affirmation or application and required documents to the NCSBE Team:

Fax: 919-807-2335
Mail: NC Department of Administration Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses
1336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1336

For specific questions regarding NCSBE or to inquire on the status of your application, please contact the HUB office at 984-236-0130 or by email at

NOTE: NCSBE reviews can take up to 90 days to be completed.