California Unified Certification Program
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) and AIRPORT CONCESSION DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (ACDBE)
Get DBE certified or manage your DBE certification
Become DBE Certified
To become DBE certified, click on the "Ready to Apply?" link below for the DBE/ACDBE Uniform Certification Application. Submit a complete application and supporting documents to one of the certifying agencies located near your firm’s place of business. Click on the “List of Certifying Agencies” or on the agency’s logo to find the agency located closest to your firm. If there is not an agency close to your place of business, please submit your application to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
If your firm is DBE certified in another state and you would like to apply for DBE certification in California, click on the Forms Library, then the Out-of-State Certification Declaration and follow the “Instructions” and submit the documents to Caltrans.
DBE Certification Management
Annual Update Declaration form is required annually to determine continued eligibility in the DBE Certification Program. Click on Forms Library to obtain this form.
Work/NAICS Code Change Request is completed to changes to the Work and/or NAICS codes on the firm’s DBE profile. Click on Forms Library to obtain this form.
If there are changes to your firm’s DBE contact information, business structure or any other changes to the firm, contact the certifying agency’s office that maintains your firm’s file, for assistance.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT DBE CERTIFICATIONS
Some certifying agencies only certify firms in their local metropolitan areas.