Once you submit the certification application, it enters processing. An SBA representative may contact you if additional information is required to process your application.  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 average processing time might exceed the 90-day regulatory requirement.