WWW.certify.sba.gov is the new online platform SBA introduced a few years ago to streamline all of SBA’s certifications. Although the old system, the General Login System (GLS) is still required for the Hubzone certification as of 2017, the WOSB and 8(a) application are to be completed via this site.

The 8(a) annual review will also transition to the new website in early 2018. It is yet to be determined when the Hubzone application will make the same transition.

My recent discussion with the SBA representatives at the local District Office informed me that the migration to the new site will streamline the process for both applicants and SBA staff, increasing processing time. It also allows users to upload documents securely instead of printing them out and mailing them.