SWUC Certification


The Statewide Uniform Certification Program (SWUC) was developed for the threefold purpose of streamlining the certification of historically underutilized businesses, provide a set of uniform standards and procedures through which firms could be certified, and provide for a single database that houses information for all firms certified to participate in Statewide Uniform Certification and any local minority business program.


SWUC Eligibility: Any business meeting the program standards outlined below is eligible to participate in the SWUC program. The standards are as follows:

  • At least fifty-one percent (51%) of the business is owned by one or more persons who are members of at least one of the following groupsBlack, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian, Female, Disabled, or Disadvantaged. 
  • The management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more owners of the business who are members of at least one of the groups set forth in the groups above.


If you are interested in becoming a certified HUB firm, you must register in the electronic Vendor Portal (eVP) and request HUB Certification. To start the registration process please click here: https://vendor.ncgov.com/vendor/login. In addition to registering in eVP, you must also complete and submit the SWUC (Statewide Uniform Certification) application and documents to the HUB Office as listed below:

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Application for Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC)
(To be completed in addition to registering in eVP)

Statewide Uniform Application 

List of Required Documents
(To be submitted in addition to the SWUC application)

Required Documents 

Disability Affidavit
(To be used to confirm disability status)

Disability Affidavit 

Ethnicity Affidavit
(To be used to confirm ethnicity when relied upon for eligibility)

Ethnicity Affidavit 

Business Development Assessment Form 
(To be submitted after receiving SWUC Certification approval)

Business Development Assessment

Status Update Affidavit
(To be completed if changes in ownership, day to day management and/or control of the business have occurred since the most recent certification)

Status Update Affidavit Form

Third Party Challenge Affidavit
(To be used to challenge the eligibility of a certified HUB firm in the SWUC database)

Third Party Challenge Affidavit 

NC DOT DBE Reciprocity Application 
(To be used if currently certified by NCDOT DBE)

  NCDOT DBE Reciprocity Application 

Reciprocity Application
(To be used if currently certified by a national or state organization in GA, TN, VA, NC or SC)

  Reciprocity Application 

Recertification Application for Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC)

SWUC Recertification Application

List of Required Documents
(To be submitted in addition to the Recertification Application)

Recertification Documents Required

Submit your completed SWUC application and required documents to the HUB Office:

Fax: 919-807-2335
E-mail: huboffice.doa@doa.nc.gov
Mail: NC Department of Administration Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses
1336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1336

For specific questions regarding SWUC or to inquire on the status of your application, please contact the HUB office at 984-236-0130 or by email at huboffice.doa@doa.nc.gov.

NOTE: Certification review can take up to 90 days to be completed.