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HB1858: Reciprocal Certification and the SWaM Certification

Effective July 1, 2017, new legislation allows for the reciprocal certification of SWaM certification to companies that are certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in specific certification programs and designations without requiring the company to complete the full SWaM application process.

SBSD will be adjusting the certification process to allow business who have been certified with the following federal designations to receive immediate recognition of those certifications:

SBA 8A:  Details on the program can be found on the SBA site.  Click Here

EDWOSB: Details on the program can be found on the SBS site.  Click Here

VOSB/SDVOSB: Details on these Programs can be found on the VA site.  Click Here

SBSD is in the process of updating the current certification applications and process to fast track these key certifications.

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