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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization


Verification Assistance Program

Verification Assistance Program

The Verification Assistance Program provides support and resources to SDVOSBs/VOSBs interested in applying for the Vets First Verification Program.


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed the Verification Assistance Program to help applicants understand how to submit a Vets First Verification Program application. Support and resources are available at every phase of the application process to prevent and reduce Verification denials.

Verification Assistance Counselors

Verification Assistance Counselors are trained to provide application assistance to SDVOSBs/VOSBs that want to become verified. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers/PTACs throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam offer counseling services at no cost.

Locate a Verification Assistance Counselor in your area

Verification Webinars and Town Halls

CVE hosts recurring training sessions on various aspects of the Verification process. Consult the list of upcoming webinars and town halls to register for a session that will best address your current or future Verification status.

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List of Required Documents

The list of required documents allows applicants to find out what documents they need to submit with the Verification application based on the business type.

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Verification Assistance Briefs

Verification Assistance Briefs clarify the rules associated with 38 CFR Part 74 and 13 CFR Part 125 and address the main causes of Verification application denials.

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Guide to Site Visits

Onsite examinations are part of the Verification review process. CVE may conduct a site visit to determine a firm’s compliance with 38 CFR Part 74 and 13 CFR Part 125.

Learn About Site Visits

Opportunities for Verified Businesses

Direct Access Program

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