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:
For a list of required documents please go to:
For Help Regarding the Application Portal, see the Instructions .pdf below:
Clicking on a section in the Table of Contents in the .pdf will take you directly to whichever relevant section you need. Here are the heading for sections relevant to this page:
- 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
Business Owners should gather required information for certification prior to beginning the certification process.
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.
If you need assistance with the application process, please contact your assigned DSBSD outreach staff person for support.
You can contact one of our Business Development and Outreach Service Business Managers to make an appointment. Their contact information is listed below:
Ramain Gohar: 276-274-9740
Central – West
Courtney Mustin: 804-786-0942
You can also contact one of our Certification/Transportation Business Development Specialists to make an appointment. Their contact information is listed below:
You will want to use a updated browser to complete your certification application:
Chrome: v58 and above
Firefox: v36 and above
Safari: v9.1.1 and above
Internet Explorer: v11 and above
Edge: v38 and above