Veteran Owned Business Certification
WDVA and WEBS (Washington’s Electronic Business Solution) have teamed up to streamline the registration and certification process for vendors who want to do business with Washington State agencies or municipalities.
First register your business in WEBS then send in your certification documentation.
Certification is free and requires only basic veteran discharge status and business information to complete.
- Proof of Honorable Veteran Status (copy of 1 of the following items*)- DD214 member 4 copy, Retired VA ID Card, Retirement Certificate, Discharge Certificate - or if currently serving your military ID, badge, recent paystub, or letter on military letterhead. If you need to order a new copy of your DD214 you can do so at www.archives.gov .
- Proof of 51% ownership (copy of 1 of the following items*)- Master Business application, business plan, operating agreement, meeting minutes, shares report, stock certificate breakdown, tax forms with ownership %, or if sole proprietorship your license. If a community property or 2 veteran 50/50 split you are eligible as long as the veteran maintains day to day operational control of the business.
- Proof the business is a Washington State Enterprise which is defined as an enterprise which is incorporated in the state of Washington as a Washington domestic corporation, or an enterprise whose principal place of business is located within the state of Washington for enterprises which are not incorporated.
You can send the certification documentation several ways:
Email documents to email@example.com
Fax Attn: VOB 360-725-2197
US Mail WDVA Business Registry
PO Box 41150
Olympia, WA 98504-1150
If you have any questions, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran or Servicemember Owned Businesses registered in WEBS and certified by WDVA will be listed on the WDVA website.
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