How Do I Apply for Certification?

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Click on the link below to apply for certification.  

Certification Application

Documents you will need to provide (as applicable) to complete your application for certification

Note:  If you are having trouble locating the information you need, contact the city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department at 602-262-6790 or email

Certification Workshops
If you are interested in attending a workshop, call Equal Opportunity Department at 602-262-6790 or 602-534-1557/TTY or download the workshop schedule here (PDF). Free certification workshops are held in the community on a quarterly basis. These workshops walk applicants through the certification application and process.

Annual Update
Although business certification is valid for five years, business owners are required to submit an online Annual Update Application along with a No Change Affidavit, Personal Financial Statement, the Personal Financial Statement Affidavit, and previous year's personal and business taxes to maintain certification status.

As a certified business owner with the city of Phoenix, you are required to renew your certification status every five years. To recertify your firm, complete the online Recertification Application below and submit it along with the Personal Financial Statement, Personal Financial Statement Affidavit, Affidavit of Certification, and Affidavit of No Change with your personal and business taxes.

Annual Certification Update and Recertification Application

If you have questions, contact the Equal Opportunity Department at 602-262-6790/voice or 602-534-1557/TTY between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Arizona time.