WBE Certification Process

​Here's what to expect after you submit your WBE application:

  1. SDP staff will review submitted applications within 30 days to verify that a business meets Wisconsin Statutory and Administrative Code requir​e​ments to become State of Wisconsin WBE Certified. Upon approval, an Approval Letter and WBE Certificate will be emailed to the Business' Primary Contact. 

  2. Once certified, the WBE will be listed on ​Wisconsin's Database of Certified Suppliers​. Contractors, State Agencies, UW ​Campuse​s​, government organizations, and other entities use this database to locate WBE Suppliers. 

  3. Although the WBE Certification Period is for three years, WBE firms must complete an Annual Update each year and Recertify every three years to keep their WBE Certification​ Active.