Businesses interested in becoming certified can apply online. First apply for an NCID at https://ncid.nc.gov/idmdash/ (Allow 1-2 business days), and then proceed to the NCUCP’s online system at https://www.ebs.nc.gov. The NCUCP online system specifies the required documentation you must submit to apply and directs you through the process appropriate for your firm, e.g. in-state vs. interstate.
Use of the NCUCP online system is encouraged and is intended to facilitate the application process. Paper submissions must include the DBE Certification Application, a personal net worth statement and all the supporting documentation described in the application. The first page of the application includes guidance to help firms determine if they should apply.
After all required information is submitted, the NCUCP will conduct a thorough analysis of the information, perform an on-site interview and determine whether the applicant can be certified as a DBE. The review process generally takes about 90 days once an application is deemed complete. If supporting documentation, signatures or notarizations are missing, or additional information is needed, the application is considered to be incomplete.
Step 1: Select the link below to create the account for the North Carolina Certification Application Portal by completing the EBS access request form.
Step 2: Enter the required business information to complete the form and click submit displayed at the bottom right. The form will be delivered to NCDOT's Office of Civil Rights staff to verify the DBE account certification as active.
Step 3:When the account is confirmed to be active, the system will provide a confirmation page with a request number. Reply to the verification email.
Step 4: The EBS security team will set up the user-ID in the system and notifies the vendor/firms user via email once the account is activated. (Note: The account activation will take approximately 24 hours before granting the user access to the portal).
Step 6: The vendor/firms user can login to North Carolina Online Certification Application Portal using their NCID user ID and password: