Once you submit the certification application, it enters processing. An SBA representative may contact you if additional information is required. Please note that our average processing time is currently 8 months from the time of submittal. We ask for your patience as we work to complete the processing of back-logged applications.

Once your application has been deemed complete (meaning that all elements required for assessment are present) you will receive a notification indicating that your application has reached the processing stage. The SBA has 90 days from the beginning of the processing stage to render a determination.

Due to our current backlog your processing time might exceed the 90-day regulatory requirement.