Introduction to WBENC/WOSB

WBENC‘s world-class certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. WBENC is also an approved Third Party Certifier for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program.

As one of fourteen Regional Partner Organization (RPO), Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Pacific (WBEC-Pacific) offers WBENC and WOSB Certifications to women-owned businesses in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Northern California. WBEC-Pacific also offers WOSB certification in addition to WBENC certification at no extra cost after the company qualifies to become WBENC-certified and the majority woman owner is a US Citizen.

WBENC Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. To achieve WBENC Certification, women-owned businesses complete a formal documentation and site visit process which is administered by one of WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations. WBENC Certification gives women-owned businesses the ability to compete for real-time business opportunities provided by WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies.