Veteran Owned Business Certification

Texas SBA® enables business owners to give purchasing managers, contractors, lenders, customers, and others business partners evidence their company is owned by one of more veterans1¬†and is registered with Veteran Owned Business Certification.

Requirements for Veteran Owned Business Certification1

  • 51% or more of the ownership interest in the company must be by a current or former member or group of former or current members of one or more the following service branches:

    • U.S. Army
    • U.S. Army Reserve
    • Army National Guard of the United States
    • U.S. Marine Corps
    • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
    • U.S. Navy
    • U.S. Navy Reserve
    • U.S. Air Force
    • U.S. Air Force Reserve
    • Air National Guard of the United States
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
    • Texas Army National Guard
    • Texas Air National Guard
    • Texas State Guard

  • Company must be registered in the State of Texas.

Reasons for Certification

  • Establish Company Image & Reputation
  • Solicit Community & Peer Recognition
  • Exhibit Company Pride & Honor
  • Publicize Company Ownership Structure
  • Distinguish Oneself from Competitors
  • Network with Supporters of the Military

Certification Package Includes

  • Texas SBA® Certification Number
  • Signed Letters of Certification
  • Certification Certificates
  • Certification Seals & Decals
  • 24-Hour Online Verification
  • 24-Hour Cellular Phone Verification
  24-Hour Cellular Phone Verification
Texas SBA® Veteran Owned Business Certification does not require audited financial statements; no classroom or course attendance; no minimum years in operation; and no "on-site examination" of your company's office is required.


Veteran Owned Business Certification is extremely beneficial for new companies and home-based businesses as marketing used to generate customer interest and potential clients.

1. Texas SBA® Terms of Service.