The Kentucky Unified Certification Program is responsible for certifying eligible firms in Kentucky. An eligible firm must first be certified in its home state and firms must be certified in Kentucky to count the firm’s participation towards CVG’s goals.

Basic Requirements for Certification

  • For-profit small business
  • At least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged
  • Management and daily business operations controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged owners
  • Meet personal net worth and / or gross receipt limitations

Groups Presumed Socially and Economically Disadvantaged

  • Black Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans
  • Asian-Pacific Americans
  • Subcontinent Asian Americans
  • Women

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Certification In Kentucky

Apply for DBE certification or view a listing of certified firms.

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