Navigating NYS MWBE Certification.
      New System. New Process. Fully Integrated Online Application.

NEW: Fully Integrated Online Application

Never applied for certification? Seeking to recertify?
Update your profile? Expand your business classification?

One Simplified Process
One Fully Integrated Online Application

Want to learn about the new online process?

Do you know which application options are applicable to your firm? We have provided helpful tips and tools to complete the online applications and detailed program eligibility requirements. You will find everything you need to get started, including helpful tips for faxing or uploading the supporting documents directly into the system.

Simply select from the options below to learn more:

Option 1: New Certifications

Never been certified as an MWBE with New York State? Click Here

Option 2: Re-Certifications

Currently or previously certified with NYS, and seeking to recertify your firm? Click Here

Option 3: Revoked, Denied, or Instructed to submit a New Application

Have you been revoked, denied or instructed to submit a new application? Click Here

Option 4: Profile Updates

Currently certified and seeking to update or expand the MWBE profile for your firm? Click Here


Ready to start the Integrated Online Application?

If you have already learned everything you need to know about the process and want to start your application, or if you are returning to complete a previously saved application.

Click the link below and go directly to the online portal 24 hours a day:

Please Note: Currently/Previously certified firms will need to download instructions to access the online account we created for your firm. Click Here


Seeking Directory of Certified Firms?

The online directory and applications are located together on the same online portal. This new fully integrated system has created a seamless connection between newly certified firms, or firms making updates to their profile or expanding their goods or services, once approved all are updated in real time.

Click on the link below to go directly to the online directory:

Directory of New York State MWBE Certified Firms


Navigating NYS MWBE Certification.
      New System. New Process. Fully Integrated Online Application.

Currently / Previously Certified with NYS? New Applicant? Never Certified with NYS?
Expired, Expiring Firms seeking Recertification
Guidelines for Updating an Online Profile
Download Instructions to Access Your Account
NYS Certification Eligibility Requirements
First Time Applicants with New York State
Personal Net Worth Restriction Out of State Firms
Attachment A Personal Net Worth Affidavit
Attachment B Personal Net Worth Worksheet
* Use Attachment B to determine your personal net worth, you will find detailed instructions below
Attachment B Worksheet Instructions
Waiver of the personal net worth requirement for applications to certify utility system construction enterprises as MWBEs
• Must obtain Authority to do Business in NYS from the NYS Dept. of State Prior to applying for certification
Small Business Requirement
• Firms must have no more than 300 Full Time Equivalent Employees
Waiver of the small business requirement for applications to certify electrical supply enterprises as MWBEs
MWBE Certification Appeal Hearings
Recommended Orders

Have a Quick Question?
Call the Certification Helpline: (212) 803-2414
For fastest response send an email with your questions,
and someone will follow up. Select the link below that best matches your inquiry:

Have login or navigation questions?
Contact System Support
Have eligibility or program questions?
Contact Certification Unit