Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity

Business Oregon has been receiving complaints from certified firms that they received a phishing email from Business Oregon Director, Chris Harder. The email is NOT from our office.

Please delete the email without opening the attachment. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office by email or phone, 503-986-0075.

The Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) is the sole certification authority for the state of Oregon and provides a "one-stop" certification process. Certification opens the door to targeted government contracting opportunities. Certifications include:

  • Federally funded transportation related projects
    • Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (ACDBE)
    • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)
  • Contracting opportunities with state, county and city government agencies and special jurisdictions (e.g., hospitals and universities)
    • Minority Business Enterprise Program (MBE)
    • Women Business Enterprise Program (WBE)
    • Emerging Small Business Program (ESB)

Recognized minority groups: Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific American and Subcontinent Asian American

Online Certification Management

Learn how to avoid common mistakes and omissions when applying for DBE PDF certification.

When using the following links, you will leave the Business Oregon site and go to a third-party provider hosting the certification system.

System Home Page and Login
Certified Directory (is temporarily unavailable. Please email us so we can provide information you need.)
Apply for Certification

If you do not have the ability to access the e-application process, you may file using a Word document posted on each program page.

New Service Disabled Veteran Certification

Legislation passed during the 2015 session that creates a new Service Disabled Veteran Certification becomes effective January 1, 2016. If interested, contact our office to be placed on a notification list.

You also may qualify for other certifications and are encouraged to apply pending the implementation of the Service Disabled Veteran Certification.