Business Certifications

urlCertification is a critical component of their programs to assist disadvantaged, minority and woman-owned business enterprises in the public entities’ procurement activities. The North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency is solely committed to ensuring that bona-fide disadvantaged, minority and woman-owned firms, benefit from the programs offered by the member entities. Website


The goal of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program is to encourage and effectively promote the use of minority and woman-owned businesses in the Department’s procurement activities. Website


  • Firm must be at least 51% owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s)
  • The disadvantaged owners must be an United States Citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States
  • Firm must be a small business that meets the Small Business Administration’s size standard and does not exceed $22.51 million in gross receipts for DBEs and $56.42 million in gross received for ACDBEs
  • Personal Net Worth for all owners claiming disadvantaged status for the DBE and/or ACDBE program must not exceed $1.32 million.
  • Firm must be organized as a for-profit business