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 groups: Black, 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.