MBE Certification

Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification Information

Required Documents for new Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) certification:
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status (Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, Alien Resident Card, etc)
  • Proof of race / ethnicity (Birth Certificate, Tribal Card, MV License, etc)
  • Three (3) most recent years Income tax returns for the firm
  • Resume of all owners and management staff (Work experience and Management experience) Assumed name certificate
  • Copy of bank signature card (s) (Business/Commercial Account)
  • Proof of capital investment in firm (Cancel Check, Loans, Wire Transfers, etc)
  • Proof of equipment and real estate contribution (Title papers, Lease agreements, Mortgage, etc.)
  • Copy of rental or lease agreement for office space
  • Copy of licenses and/or permits for all owners
  • $150 for the first application, $100 for the second application, and then $75 for any additional applications. Non-refundable application processing fees payable via credit card online or by cashier’s check or money order - (payable to NCTRCA) – no personal checks or business checks accepted
  • If the firm/business is located outside of the jurisdiction for the NCTRCA (see Application Fee for details), a $250.00 non-refundable application processing fee must be submitted at the time of application (via credit card online, cashier’s check, or money order - payable to the NCTRCA) – no personal checks or business checks accepted at this time.

In addition to the above referenced documents, the following documents are required according to business structure:

  • Complete Copy Of Partnership Agreement Including Buyout Rights And Profit Sharing
Corporation and/or LLC
  • Certificate of Incorporation or Organization
  • Articles of Incorporation or Organization/Formation
  • Copy of Corporate Bylaws or Regulations/Operating Agreement (executed by signature(s))
  • Copy of first and last corporate meeting minutes (executed by signature(s))
  • Copy of any minutes that affect ownership (executed by signature(s))
  • Copy of Stock Transfer Ledger and/or Stock
  • Copy of all issued and voided stock certificates (Inc) (executed by signature(s))
  • Membership Certificates (LLC) (executed by signature(s))
  • Proof of stock purchase (Inc)

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