New Application

Eligibility requirements for MBE Certification

  1. The firm must be a for-profit business and headquartered in our service territory.
    (Non-profit organizations are not eligible for MBE Certification)
  1. The 51% qualifying applicant(s) must be an ethnic minority and hold the highest executive position with the firm. (Chairman, CEO, President, Managing Member, etc.)
  1. The 51% qualifying applicant(s) must be a US Citizen.
  1. The submission of all required documents.
    SCMSDC reserves the right to request additional information and/or documentation for purposes of determining eligibility for MBE Certification as per the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).


Application Fee (All fees are non-refundable)

Fee Category By Annual Revenue
(millions)
Class I <$1m Class II
$1-9.9m
Class III
$10-49.9m
Class IV
$50m+
New Certification $350 $550 $850 $950
Expedited New Certification 
(added to initial certification fee)
$350 $550 $850 $950

  *For expedites, contact the Certification Department at 213-689-8097, M-F 8-5 pm.

Application Process

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
  • Desk audit review within 45 days
  • Attend MBE Orientation
  • Complete the online application and upload all documents
  • Onsite visit with owner(s)
  • Final review by Board Certification Committee
  • Submit payment via credit card
  • Mail a hard copy of the application and supporting documents to: Certification Department, 800 W. 6th, Suite 850, Los Angeles, CA 90017