Caltrans District 11 and the Office of Business and Economic Opportunity present a FREE Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Workshop. Find out how to become certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Please register NOW! Space is limited What are the benefits of being DBE certified? Certification is recognized by 800 local agencies in California and private companies. Expands opportunities to participate in federally-funded projects. Become accessible to prime contractors needing to fulfill DBE participation goal requirements. Listings in official directories such as the CUCP database used by prime contractors Increases opportunities to network at events such as procurement fairs and pre-bids meetings No fees to apply, except the cost of having your application notarized.