Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) is a company diversity registration which designates that a company is owned and operated by a veteran who suffered a disability while in the military service. Registration ensures that companies qualify for preferential procurement for federal contracts if they are owned and controlled by Service Disabled Veterans.

This certification is non-industry specific and requires that the firm meets the small business requirements established by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Additionally, it requires that the company is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a service disabled veteran.

Organizations wishing to become verified as a service disabled veteran owned business can submit an application to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The application will be reviewed and the business will be evaluated for eligibility. The process takes approximately 90 days to complete. If the decision on eligibility is unfavorable, the organization may appeal the process for reconsideration.