Application Process

Certified MBE’s are required to re-certify in order to maintain certified status and remain listed in both local and national minority business databases.  Your certification will expire one year from the original date of certification or the last renewal.

Step 1: Submit and upload most recent Federal Tax Returns and Declaration of Minority Status with the application.

*If application is submitted after April 15 and current taxes are unavailable, submit extension form and previous Federal Tax Returns.

Step 2: Submit payment via credit card.

Step 3: Mail a hard copy of the application and supporting documents to: Certification Department, 800 W. 6th, Suite 850, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Step 4: Desk audit review within 30 days.


Application Fee (All fees are non-refundable)

Fee Category By Annual Revenue
Class I
Class II
Class III
Class IV
Recertification $250 $500 $800 $900
Recertification Late Fee
(incurs the day after the expiration date)
$100 $150 $200 $250
Expedited Recertification
(added to initial recertification fee)
$150 $150 $150 $150

*If you do not have login information, contact the Certification Department at 213-689-8097 or