SBE Registration and Certification
Companies wanting to register their business or apply for small business enterprise certification may do so using the LAUSD vendor registration module. The registration module and help documents may be found using the links below. To begin the registration process a new user profile must be created using the website vendor portal.
Vendor Registration Module Help Documents:
On-line Certification will take 2-3 business days for approval. Should you have any questions, please contact technical support at (213) 241-1341.
Apply by U.S. Postal Services:
SBE certification application (Print, notarize and mail only if you are unable to register your business and apply for certification on-line.
Certification could take 2-4 weeks by mail. Download Application here.
A small business is one that meets the U.S. Small Business Administration guidelines for gross sales receipts
(averaged over the past three years) or number of employees based upon industry.
Please visit their website to find your small business size standard or applicable North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS) code.
The LAUSD SBE certification is recognized and accepted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and its reciprocating agencies. The LAUSD recognizes and accepts certifications from other major public agencies: