A WBE certified business must be owned and controlled by a woman who is a US citizen and has established residency in the State which issues the certification. To qualify for WBE certification, a business must be in operation for at least one (1) year and at least 51% owned by a woman. Certification last for one year, and the woman business owner must demonstrate requisite knowledge of the business/industry for which she is applying. Further the woman business owner must have day-to-day control over the business, with final authority within daily operations.
WBE certification does not imply any procurement goal or set-aside target for state government contracts.