The process to apply for certification and/or Hire Houston First registration with the City of Houston involves 2 steps:
- Step 1: Create an account in our system.
- Step 2: Fill in and submit an electronic application.
Please fill in the information below. The registration process takes only a couple of minutes, and all information can be updated at any time after registration. You will then be automatically directed to the start of the application form. This account registration provide secure access to the system; it is not the final application you must complete and submit for Certification or Hire Houston First registration.
Important Note: If you received any form of notice from the City of Houston regarding this system, an account may have been pre-configured for you. Please look up your business to see if an account already exists. You can also check with Customer Service before registering to check for an existing account. If you are currently certified or have a current Hire Houston First designation, then your firm is already in the system.
If you have questions about this registration process or need more information, please contact Customer Service.
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