New Veterans Certification (VetCert) Portal launches Jan. 9, 2023

New Veterans Certification (VetCert) Portal launches Jan. 9, 2023 Main Photo

11 Jan 2023

Government Contracting, Veterans

Certification with SBA allows service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) to compete for federal sole-source and set-aside contracts across the federal government. Certified veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) have additional opportunities to pursue sole-source and set-aside contracts at the Veterans Administration (VA) under the VA’s Vets First program.

SBA’s new Veteran Small Business Certification program implements changes from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA 2021) which transfers the certification function from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to SBA as of January 1, 2023. The transfer will provide veterans with a central support point for their small business certification needs.

The new VetCert portal for online certification will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

Learn more by visiting the SBA's Veteran Contracting Assistance Programs webpage, and VetCert Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).