WBENC and WOSB Certification

Why do I need certification? Will being certified as a woman business owner bring me more business?

Before they will even consider you for bid and contract opportunities, major corporations like BMW, UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Power and Sonoco, just to name a few, not only require you to register on their company supplier diversity website but also require you to be certified.

The Process is Simple! If you are just starting a business or looking for new business prospects, you should ask yourself these three questions:

  1. Do you have the right product or service for the client you are seeking to do business with?
  2. Can you provide quality product and service with on-time delivery?
  3. Do you have the capacity to fulfill the obligations of the contract?

Yes? Grow your business and expand your network by becoming WBENC certified!

Click here to review the WBENC Certification Process and Application.

Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification

WBENC Certification is an incredible marketing tool but does not guarantee you a contract. You have to be willing to invest the time to build relationships to get the most out of your certification. Any WBENC-certified WBE can apply for WOSB during recertification; and any woman owned-business which applies for WBENC certification, may also simultaneously apply for WOSB certification.

Click here for more information on WOSB Certification.

WBENC Certification Process

Review WBENC Standards and Procedures for Criteria. Read your legal documents prior to submission to ensure you meet the WBENC criteria.

Gather the Required Documents. Please provide a written explanation for those items not included or does not apply and why.

Complete WBENCLink2.0 online application and upload the required documents.

Pay online by credit card, or mail the non-refundable processing fee, payable to GWBC, to the address below. Pricing is at the bottom of the page. *Revenues based on most recent year reported tax returns and/or financial statements.

Mailing Address:
Greater Women’s Business Council
P.O. Box 78798
Atlanta, GA 30357

WBENC Certification Pricing

< $1M


$1M - $4.9M


$5M - $9.9M


$10M - $49.9M




Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification Process

Application for WOSB certification can be submitted with a new application or a recertification application* in 3 easy steps.

Review **Eligibility Requirement and Size Standards. Applicant must possess a DUNS # (one can be requested here) Applicant must be registered in SAM* (System for Award Management)
Complete and Submit WBENCLink2.0 Online Application. (If interested in WOSB certification, the applicant MUST select 'Yes' when answering the first question of the online application in Section 1: General Information, "Would you like to apply for WOSB certification?")