Learn about SDO Certification

What is SDO Certification?

The State Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) offers a free certification for eligible firms. SDO Certification demonstrates that a business is owned and dominantly controlled by adult minority, women, Portuguese, or veteran principals who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. 

  Why is SDO certification important?

Am I eligible?

Businesses must be ongoing and independent groups, and eligible to participate in state programs.

The SDO certifies for-profit firms located in Massachusetts and out-of-state, and Massachusetts-based non-profit organizations. 

You can be certified as one or more of the following: Minority Owned Business, Woman Owned Business, Portuguese Owned Business, and Veteran Owned Business. 

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How to get certified

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