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The Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity has created a certification application portal that will allow your business to certify with the Commonwealth through a completely automated process.

For more information on the different certification types please go to the following link:   
https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/certification-division/

For a list of required documents please go to: 
https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/important-forms/

For Help Regarding the Application Portal, see the Instructions .pdf below:

You do NOT need to read through the entire .pdf as many sections may not be applicable to you. Clicking on a section in the Table of Contents in the .pdf will take you directly to whichever relevant section you need. Here are some relevant headings:

  • Launch of the Application Portal
  • Old Application System vs. Application Portal
  • Registering and Logging into the Application Portal
  • I Need to Start the SWaM/DBE Application or Recertification Process for an Application that is Not Already in My Application Queue
  • Respond to a Document Request that Asks You to Upload the Requested Document
  • Applying for SWaM Certification
  • Applying for SWaM Recertification
  • Applying for DBE/ACDBE Certification
  • Submitting the Annual Submission Requirement for Currently-Approved DBEs Documents
  • Submitting the Notification of Change Requirement for Currently Approved DBEs Documents

Data Security Statement:
Data associated with the Certification Application and Directory are maintained by the Commonwealth’s of Virginia Information Technology Agency within the organizations secure facility.

 

You will want to use an updated browser to complete your certification application:

Suggested Browsers:
Chrome: v58 and above
Firefox: v36 and above
Safari: v9.1.1 and above
Internet Explorer: v11 and above
Edge: v38 and above

Address:
101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor Richmond, VA 23219
Phone:
1(804) 786-6585
Email:
sbsd@sbsd.virginia.gov
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