Central Certification (CERT) Program
CERT Certification Specialist
15 W. Kellogg Blvd.
City Hall/Courthouse 280
Ph: (651) 266-8900
Fx: (651) 266-8919
8:00 am - 12:00 pm (M - F)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (M & W) for Appointments Only
GET CERTIFIED - APPLY ONLINE
Apply for CERT Certification for your small business.
ACCESS CERT DIRECTORY Registration Required.
Login, click “Search”>> then click “Certified Vendors” to search directory of CERT Certified small businesses.
Register here to Create a New Login for access to the CERT system.
To login directly, visit https://cert.smwbe.com
Need Help? Click here for Help logging in and accessing the system.
About the CERT Program
The Central Certification (CERT) Program is a small business certification program recognized by Hennepin County, Ramsey County and City of Saint Paul. The CERT Program includes certification for Minority-Owned Business Enterprise, and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE).
We are committed to helping small businesses grow and thrive and, as a result of our commitment, this central system exists to assist small businesses, including those owned and operated by women and minorities.
The CERT Program seeks to promote market growth, increase competitiveness, and create jobs among participating businesses, as well as to improve the quality of life for area residents.
The City of Saint Paul currently serves as the contact point for the CERT Program.
The previous website govcontracts.org now redirects to this website.
To find out if your business can become CERT certified, view the Eligibility Criteria document and the Small Business Size Standards website.
Certification Application Forms