Technical support for securing minority-owned and woman-owned business certifications

Certification Support

ACCESS Center for Equity & Success provides technical assistance to minority-owned and woman-owned businesses so that they can compete more successfully for state, federal, local government, and commercial contracts. 

Private sector companies and government agencies that want to pursue diversity among their supplier and customer network, seek certified minority-owned and woman-owned businesses to partner with. Certification opens the door to targeted contracting opportunities.

Benefits of Being MWBE Certified

There are many benefits to obtaining an MWBE certification:

  • Minority-owned and woman-owned business certification gives businesses the ability to reach a broader network of customers, contracts, and resources


  • Access to bid opportunities listed by the certifying authority


  • Hiring opportunities by larger companies that are asked to meet certain criteria mandated by corporate supplier diversity initiatives

Learn more:

The two state agencies that can handle the certification application process for you are: North Carolina Department of Administration and the North Carolina Department of Transportation .

Federal certification is done by the Small Business Administration.



 Schedule an appointment for certification assistance.