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How long does the 8(a) BD application process take?


The regional Division of Program Certification and Eligibility (DPCE) has 15 days to review the application for completeness. If the application is incomplete, the applicant will have 15 days to provide additional information. If the DPCE determines the application is complete, a final decision regarding 8(a) BD Program eligibility will be made within 90 days after SBA's determination that the application is complete.

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