Free BEE Certificate: Helping black-owned businesses
In need of support for your Black-owned business? Worry no more because you can get a BEE or Black Based Empowerment certificate free of charge when you sign up at the website.
There are no requirements needed for you to apply for a certificate. All you need is a stable internet connection and an account on the website for a Free BEE Certificate to be issued.
Get to know more about the process of getting a certificate as you browse through the website.
Step-by-step process of signing up
Use the free BEE generator tool embedded in the website to create a certificate to help you with your business. These BEE certificates are legitimate and can be customised depending on where you need them.
Here’s how you can apply for a bee certificate:
Step 1: Create an account
Click the ‘create an account’ button on the website so the platform will redirect you to the sign-up form. Put the necessary data to create your account like your name, business registration, annual income, etc.
Please provide accurate information so as not to compromise the validity of your certificate. State offices will still run the details on their network to check your business out. This will prevent you from accumulating any violations or penalty fees.
Step 2: Craft your certificate
Once your account is set up, you can now craft a BEE certificate for your business. You can access the website form through your profile. Look for the ‘craft your certificate’ button to get redirected to the certificate page.
The platform has a built-in editor so you can see how the certificate looks in real-time as you put the necessary details on it. When you are satisfied with how the certificate looks, click ‘done’ and fill out your email address on the necessary fields on the page.
Your certificate will be sent to your personal email. Check your inbox within 2 to 3 days upon submission. If the certificate has not appeared on your account, please contact our support team to help you out.
Step 3: Download the certificate from your email
Upon receiving the email, check whether the certificate file is attached to the message. Download the file immediately and use it for necessary paperwork in your business.
The file is in compressed PDF format so as not to take too much space on your computer drive. This certificate is valid for web and print use.
BEE levels to know
There are three different levels of the BEE certificate. This affidavit will give you benefits from the government to help out with your business. Here are the levels and the requirements for each one:
Level 3 BEE Certificate
Your company should be at least 51% black-owned to qualify for this certification. Know that your company should also only have less than R10 million profit turnovers annually.
Level 2 BEE Certificate
Your company should be more than 51% black-owned to qualify for this certification. Similar to Level 3, your company should also only have less than R10 million profit turnovers annually.
Level 1 BEE Certificate
To qualify for Level 1 BEE Certificate, your company must be 100% black-owned with only less than R10 million profit turnovers every year.