13 CFR 124.1005 - How long does an SDB certification last?
(a) A firm that is certified to be an SDB will generally be certified for a period of three years from the date of the certification.
(b) A firm's SDB certification will extend beyond three years where SBA finds the firm to be an SDB:
(1) In connection with a protest challenging the firm's SDB status (see § 124.1013(h)(2));
(2) In connection with an SBA-initiated SDB determination (see § 124.1006); or
(3) As part of an 8(a) BD annual review.
(c) A firm that completes its nine-year program term in the 8(a) BD program will continue to be deemed a certified SDB firm for a period of three years from the date of its last 8(a) annual review.