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Minority and women businesses interested in being certified by the PA Unified Certification Program (PA UCP) must submit an application to one of the Certifying Participants. Instructions and applications are available for your convenience on this website and may be printed. Applications may also be obtained by contacting any of the Certifying Participants.

The application must be mailed or physically delivered to one of the Certifying Participants. The application must be signed and notarized. The application must also be complete and include all of the supportive documentation. All applications will be reviewed and verified. Additional information may be requested and an on-site interview will be conducted prior to a final decision.

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Please be advised that the PA UCP is not required to process an application for certification from a firm having its principal place of business outside the State of Pennsylvania. If your firm’s principal place of business is outside of Pennsylvania, the Unified Certification Program in that State must first certify your firm. In the event that your State’s Unified Certification Program is not approved by U.S. Department of Transportation, the PA UCP may accept your current certification from your State’s Department of Transportation or another agency within your State certifying in accordance with 49 CFR Parts 23 & 26.