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Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services

Uniform Certification Service

Prior to initiating the online certificate session, please review the below list. The list shows the various documents that are required to successfully apply for each certification. If you do not have the documents for the certification you want apply for, please be aware that you will not be able complete the online application until documents are available.

PLEASE NOTE: The UCS system is currently adding the 1 year Provisional Certificate type for all first time applications (e.g. any application that is not an Annual Verification or Renewal). While UCS is transitioning to a 1 year Provisional Certification, for first time applications, some businesses may temporarily receive a standard 3 year certificate. Once the system is updated, the certificate will be transitioned to a 1 year Provisional Certificate and the businesses will be notified of the update.

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Document Requirements:

  • No documents required

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Document Requirements:

First year Provisional Certificate

  • The names and addresses of the owner, partners, or shareholders, as applicable, and their representative shares of ownership;
  • The names and addresses of members of the board of directors, in the case of corporations;
  • The names and addresses of the officers of the business;
  • The number of shares of stock issued and outstanding, in the case of a corporation;
  • The articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership agreements, or joint venture agreements, as applicable;
  • Organizational charts;
  • An applicant's certificate of birth, or motor vehicle driver's license, passport, or other acceptable form of identification; and
  • An affidavit, signed by the individual seeking certification, certifying that the applicant is a minority business or women's business, as defined pursuant to section 2 of P.L. 1986, c. 195 (NJ.S.A. 52:27H-21.18).

3 year Recertification:

  • Place of business;
  • Names and addresses of the officers of the business;
  • Names and addresses of capital investors and the amount of capital contributed. Gifted ownership shall not be considered;
  • Personal and Corporate Tax Returns for each owner, director, and officer of the business for the past three consecutive years (including W2s);
  • The bonding capacity and history of the business;
  • The affiliation of the business or any of its owners, officers,
  • or directors with any other business entity;
  • A current organizational chart;
  • A representative list of current and prior clients for the past two years, where applicable;
  • A complete list of major real and personal property holdings of the business;
  • A complete disclosure of financial statements and balance sheets;
  • A complete listing of banking institutions with which the business is affiliated;
  • A complete listing of previously attained certifications and a listing of all legal entities that denied certification; and
  • Copies of office/warehouse, lease/rental agreements, and/or deeds, and mortgages, when home-based.

Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Document Requirements:

First year Provisional Certificate

  • The names and addresses of the owner, partners, or shareholders, as applicable, and their representative shares of ownership;
  • The names and addresses of members of the board of directors, in the case of corporations;
  • The names and addresses of the officers of the business;
  • The number of shares of stock issued and outstanding, in the case of a corporation;
  • The articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership agreements, or joint venture agreements, as applicable;
  • Organizational charts;
  • An applicant's certificate of birth, or motor vehicle driver's license, passport, or other acceptable form of identification; and
  • An affidavit, signed by the individual seeking certification, certifying that the applicant is a minority business or women's business, as defined pursuant to section 2 of P.L. 1986, c. 195 (NJ.S.A. 52:27H-21.18).

3 year Recertification:

  • Place of business;
  • Names and addresses of the officers of the business;
  • Names and addresses of capital investors and the amount of capital contributed. Gifted ownership shall not be considered;
  • Personal and Corporate Tax Returns for each owner, director, and officer of the business for the past three consecutive years (including W2s);
  • The bonding capacity and history of the business;
  • The affiliation of the business or any of its owners, officers, or directors with any other business entity;
  • A current organizational chart;
  • A representative list of current and prior clients for the past two years, where applicable;
  • A complete list of major real and personal property holdings of the business;
  • A complete disclosure of financial statements and balance sheets;
  • A complete listing of banking institutions with which the business is affiliated;
  • A complete listing of previously attained certifications and a listing of all legal entities that denied certification; and
  • Copies of office/warehouse, lease/rental agreements, and/or deeds, and mortgages, when home-based.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Document Requirements:

First year Provisional Certificate

  • The names and addresses of the owner, partners, or shareholders, as applicable, and their representative shares of ownership;
  • The names and addresses of members of the board of directors, in the case of corporations;
  • The names and addresses of the officers of the business;
  • The number of shares of stock issued and outstanding, in the case of a corporation;
  • The articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership agreements, or joint venture agreements, as applicable;
  • Organizational charts;
  • An applicant's certificate of birth, or motor vehicle driver's license, passport, or other acceptable form of identification; and
  • An affidavit, signed by the individual seeking certification, certifying that the applicant is a minority business or women's business, as defined pursuant to section 2 of P.L. 1986, c. 195 (NJ.S.A. 52:27H-21.18).
3 year Recertification:
  • Place of business;
  • Names and addresses of the officers of the business;
  • Names and addresses of capital investors and the amount of capital contributed. Gifted ownership shall not be considered;
  • Personal and Corporate Tax Returns for each owner, director, and officer of the business for the past three consecutive years (including W2s);
  • The bonding capacity and history of the business;
  • The affiliation of the business or any of its owners, officers, or directors with any other business entity;
  • A current organizational chart;
  • A representative list of current and prior clients for the past two years, where applicable;
  • A complete list of major real and personal property holdings of the business;
  • A complete disclosure of financial statements and balance sheets;
  • A complete listing of banking institutions with which the business is affiliated;
  • A complete listing of previously attained certifications and a listing of all legal entities that denied certification; and
  • Copies of office/warehouse, lease/rental agreements, and/or deeds, and mortgages, when home-based.

Veteran Owned Business (VOB) Document Requirements:

  • Notarized statement attesting to the truthfulness of all information and documents submitted with this application. Only the signature of the owner or president of a corporation is acceptable. For a partnership, only a General Partner may sign. The signature of a Limited Partner is not acceptable. For an LLC, the managing member must sign.
  • Proof of Honorable Discharge from the US Military form DD-214. Provide for Majority owner(s)
  • Proof of New Jersey residency. Provide for Majority owner(s)

Disabled Veteran Owned Business (DVOB) Document Requirements:

  • Notarized statement attesting to the truthfulness of all information and documents submitted with this application. Only the signature of the owner or president of a corporation is acceptable. For a partnership, only a General Partner may sign. The signature of a Limited Partner is not acceptable. For an LLC, the managing member must sign.
  • Federal Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Determination Letter, Disability Award Letter or Federal Service Disabled Veteran Letter. Provide for Majority owner(s)
  • Proof of New Jersey residency. Provide for Majority owner(s)


Last Updated: Monday, 10/25/21