MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshops 


Online MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Certification Application Assistance Workshop

To comply with social distancing requirements during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID -19) outbreak, the Office of Small and Minority Business Policy (OSMBP) is hosting its monthly MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Certification Application Assistance Workshop via webinar on September 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., October 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., and November 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. To register for the webinars, please follow the appropriate links below. Contact OSMBP at 410-865-1298 or Vashti Pyatt at 410-865-1394 if there are any questions.

Date Time Registration Link
September 7, 2021 10:00 AM https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6975680409185549071
September 7, 2021 5:30 PM https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/999150816744809741
October 5, 2021 10:00 AM https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4114349831968265231
November 2, 2021 10:00 AM https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4041812851614418699

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing important instructions about how to join the webinar.

2021 Application Assistance Workshop Schedule


MDOT’s Office of Small and Minority Business Policy conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

The workshops are held on the first Tuesday of every month at MDOT Headquarters in Hanover, MD. Content includes:

  • an examination of the five eligibility standards
  • a review of the complete application process
  • an in-depth look at the Uniform Certification Application (link provided below)
  • answers to the most common application questions​

​We will also take a brief look at how to connect to business opportunities with the State of Maryland and offer some valuable marketing and business development tips.

In addition to the monthly workshops conducted in the morning, four evening sessions are also available. In March, June, September and December, the application assistance workshop will be repeated in the evening starting at 5:30 PM. Just like in our morning sessions, participants are able to meet with a certification expert following the presentation.

What: MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop
Please complete a registration form for each individual attending the workshop.
When: First Tuesday of every month
*With the exception of Monday January 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Every month
5:30 p.m. - In addition to the morning sessions, evening sessions are also held during the months of March, June, September, and December
Cost: Free

2021 SBE AAW Schedule


SBE ONLY Application Assistance Workshop

Workshops are held on the third Tuesday of every quarter at MDOT Headquarters in Hanover, MD. Content includes:

  • an examination of the eligibility standards
  • a review of the application process
  • answers to the most common application questions​
  • an overview of marketing tips and contract opportunities
What: SBE Application Assistance Workshop
Please complete a registration form for each individual attending the workshop.
When: Semiannual (January and July)
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Cost: Free

The Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) requires submission of a complete application before the certification process begins. A complete application includes the UCA or MBE application (application contingent on the type of certification preferred) and all supporting documents. Applicants should review the Document Checklists and select the list for your business structure (i.e. LLC, Corporation or Sole Proprietorship), to ensure that all of the required documents are included. WE ARE REQUESTING THAT ALL DOCUMENTS BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY USING THE ONLINE PORTAL FOUND HERE: https://marylandmdbe.mdbecert.com/