How does the MySBA certification application submission pause on August 1, 2024, impact my upcoming VetCert recertification?

On August 1, 2024, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will grant an additional year of eligibility to all certified Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). This one-year extension has been authorized by the SBA Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development in preparation for the My SBA certification upgrade. You can visit to learn more.

As a result of the extension, certified participants whose current expiration date falls after July 31, 2024, will not need to recertify until August 2025 at the earliest. You will be eligible to recertify 120 days prior to your new expiration date. If your current expiration date falls on or before July 31, 2024, it is critical that you recertify as soon as possible to prevent a lapse in certified status. If you currently have a recertification application under review, no special action is required. SBA will continue to process your submitted application and contact you if additional information or action is needed.

Participants must continue to meet VetCert Program requirements at all times while certified. Specifically, a certified VOSB or SDVOSB must notify SBA of any material changes that could affect its eligibility, within 30 calendar days of any such change. Please review this article for instructions on reporting a change:

If you have questions about this notice, please contact the VetCert Call Center at 800-862-8088 (M – F, 8 AM – 6 PM ET) or