CERTIFICATION CRITERIA & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (PSWMSDC) offers the only nationally recognized Ethnic Minority Business Certification in the Arizona and San Diego County Region.

CERTIFICATION CRITERIA

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled. For the purposes of NMSDC’s program, a minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Minority eligibility is established via a combination of screenings, interviews and site visits. Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more minority group members.
  • Must be a for-profit enterprise and physically located in the U.S. or its territories.
  • Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s).

CERTIFICATION CRITERIA

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP● Online Application
● Fictitious Business Name 
● Statement (if applicable)
● Proof of Ethnicity for Owner(s)
● Proof of US Citizenship for Owner(s)
● Drivers License(s)
● Federal Tax Return
● 7004 Extension Form (if applicable)
● Income Statement
● Balance Sheet
● Notes Payable (if applicable)
● Business License/Tax
● Registration Certificate
● Lease Agreement
● Resume
● Bank Account Signature Card
● Non-refundable Processing Fee
● Blood Degree Certification/Tribal Registry Card

CORPORATION● Online Application
● Fictitious Business Name
● Statement (if applicable)
● Proof of Ethnicity for Owner(s)
● Proof of US Citizenship for Owner(s)
● Drivers License(s)
● Federal Tax Return
● 7004 Extension Form (if applicable)
● Income Statement
● Balance Sheet
● Notes Payable (if applicable)
● Business License/Tax
● Registration Certificate
● Lease Agreement
● Resume
● Bank Account Signature Card
● Non-refundable Processing Fee
● Blood Degree
● Certification/Tribal Registry Card
● Articles of Incorporation
● Certificate if Qualification (if applicable)
● Most recent Board of Directors meeting Minutes
● Stock Certificates
● Stock Transfer Ledger
● Bylaws

PARTNERSHIP● Online Application
● Fictitious Business Name
● Statement (if applicable)
● Proof of Ethnicity for Owner(s)
● Proof of US Citizenship for Owner(s)
● Drivers License(s)
● Federal Tax Return
● 7004 Extension Form (if applicable)
● Income Statement
● Balance Sheet
● Notes Payable (if applicable)
● Business License/Tax
● Registration Certificate
● Lease Agreement
● Resume
● Bank Account Signature Card
● Non-refundable Processing Fee
● Blood Degree Certification/Tribal
● Registry Card
● Partnership Agreement

LLC● Online Application
● Fictitious Business Name
● Statement (if applicable)
● Proof of Ethnicity for Owner(s)
● Proof of US Citizenship for Owner(s)
● Drivers License(s)
● Federal Tax Return
● 7004 Extension Form (if applicable)
● Income Statement
● Balance Sheet
● Notes Payable (if applicable)
● Business License/Tax
● Registration Certificate
● Lease Agreement
● Resume
● Bank Account Signature Card
● Non-refundable Processing Fee
● Blood Degree Certification/Tribal ● Registry Card
● Articles of Organization (if Applicable)
● Operational Agreement

Arizona Office (Mailing)

2030 W Baseline Road
Suite 182-547
Phoenix, Arizona 85041

Contact Us

info@pswmsdc.org
(602) 495-9950

Metro San Diego

2508 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 240
San Diego, California 92106

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