• Is my business eligible for DBE certification?

    To be eligible for DBE certification, you must meet the social and economic disadvantaged criteria of Federal Regulations 49 Part 26.  You are presumed to be disadvantaged if you are a woman, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American, Subcontinent Asian American, or other minority found to be disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

    In addition, you may be eligible for the program if:

    • Your firm is a for-profit business that performs, or seeks to perform, transportation related work (or concession activity) for USDOT funds.
    • Your personal net worth is under $1.32 million
    • The firm is at least 51% owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s) who also controls the firm. 
    • All DBEs who wish to be certified in the state of North Carolina must be certified in their home state prior to applying.  

    The DBE certification process is used to become a certified MBE/WBE with NCDOT.

  • How do I become certified as a DBE?

    In-state (North Carolina) applicants:


    ·         -            Application Cover Page

    ·         -            Application

    ·         -            Supporting Documents Checklist

    ·         -            Personal Net Worth Statement


    Inter-state applicants:


    The purpose of the interstate certification policy is to facilitate certification for firms currently certified in other states.  Please note that before seeking certification in North Carolina, firms must be certified in their home state.  


    PLEASE NOTE: Interstate certification is not automatic reciprocity.  Interstate applicants must provide North Carolina with a complete copy of their original application form (submitted to their home state), including all supporting documentation and any correspondence submitted to the home state and other states regarding their DBE certification.


    Request Interstate Certification


    Have questions ???

    Please click on this link: https://apps.ncdot.gov/dot/directory/authenticated/UnitPage.aspx?id=10900 

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