Get BEP Certified in 7 days or fewer with one affidavit through the FastTrack certification process.
If your business is currently certified by the City of Chicago or Cook County you are eligible for FastTrack Certification.
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The FastTrack certification process allows reciprocity with the City of Chicago and Cook County to provide a pathway to BEP certification in 7 days or fewer.
Visit the BEP Certification Portal to get started.
Eligible businesses may be certified in one or more of the following programs: Business Enterprise Program, Veterans Business Program, and Small Business Set-Aside Program.
If you have questions regarding the certification process, please contact our Certification Division at 312-814-4190.
Minority, women, and persons with disability-owned firms that meet the eligibility standards of the BEP Program are encouraged to seek certification.
Eligibility is determined by minority status, ownership, control, and gross receipts under $75 million.
The certification process is structured to ensure that only those businesses meeting all the requirements set forth under State law may participate in the program. The Business Enterprise Program (BEP), a bureau of Central Management Services, serves as Illinois’ official certification agency. Upon receiving certification, firms are automatically listed in the online directory.
BEP will reassess certified firms annually and they may remain in the BEP Program as long as they continue to meet the eligibility standards.