An Introduction to Government Small Business Certifications
Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on June 30, 2022)
Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Steven Koprince, Govology Legal Analyst
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs
APTAC BOK: C.3 Representations and Certifications; C.17 Socio-Economic Programs
*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.
This webinar provides a big-picture overview of small business certifications in the government marketplace. In this webinar, you will learn about various federal small business certification programs, including Small Business Self Certification, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) & 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Economic Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). We will also touch on state and local certification programs and provide information on additional training and resources you can use to develop a deeper understanding and get help with any federal, state, and small business certification program.
After completing this course, you will:
- learn why certification programs can be helpful for small businesses;
- learn how to determine if you are eligible for a federal small business certification;
- find out where to apply for various federal certifications;
- learn about various types of state and local certification programs;
- understand how state and local small business certification programs differ from federal, and
- learn about additional training and resources to help you navigate federal, state, and local certification programs.
Target Audience: Small business contractors pursuing opportunities in the government marketplace
Meet Your Instructor:
STEVEN KOPRINCE, Govology Legal Analyst
Steven Koprince is the founder of Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC, a law firm focusing exclusively on providing legal services to federal government contractors. Now retired from active legal practice, Steven stays engaged in the government contracting community as a teacher, writer, and legal analyst for Govology. Steven is the author of The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts (AMACOM Books, 2012) and three GovCon Handbooks providing in-depth information on discrete government contracting topics. Steven also founded the blog SmallGovCon (smallgovcon.com), where he wrote more than 1,100 posts on government contracting legal issues. Steven has been quoted in several national news outlets and has appeared on numerous radio programs and podcasts. A frequent featured speaker at the national conferences of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Steven was honored as a “Friend of APTAC” at the Spring 2016 APTAC National Conference. Steven lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, two children, and two cuddly cats.
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