Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
(DBE and ACDBE) Certification 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certifications are for businesses seeking federally-funded transportation-related contracting opportunities. Project funding supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transportation Administration (FTA).

  • Certifications do not expire
  • Certification is based on the individual rather than the size of the business

To Qualify

The business must

and the business owner must

The business owner also should expect a site visit, which includes office, shop, and job site when applicable [49 CFR 26.83]

How to Apply

  1. Use the checklist to gather all necessary records.
  2. Read about common mistakes and ommissions to avoid,PDF which delay the processing of your application.
  3. Go to Business Oregon's vendor to access the e-application and apply for DBE Certification

If you do not have the ability to access the e-application process please send us an email to receive a hard copy application.

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page