Find out if you are eligible for either the state program, the federal program or both. It's easy to do. Just answer all the questions and find out which program you may be eligible to apply for.
NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: (Please read below before proceeding to the applications)
There will be no expediting of any applications or NAICS code requests. OMWBE does not accept incomplete or altered applications. If you alter the application in any way, do not answer all the application questions, or do not attach all the required documentation, your entire application packet, including the processing fee, will not be processed and will be returned to you. (See Fee Schedule)
The program maximum is $22.41 million. If your firm has over $22.41 million in annual gross receipts, your firm is not eligible for certification. Check the SBA Size Standards to ensure your firm falls within the size standards for your specific NAICS codes requested. http://www.sba.gov/content/table-small-business-size-standards
Procedure for reviewing Out of State applicants that Apply for DBE Certification and the DBE application processing fee of $25.00. Please scroll down to access the state application if you also want to apply for the Washington State program.
Any changes to an already certified firm with OMWBE need to be submitted to OMWBE. This includes requests to add NAICS codes, structure changes, ownership changes, appeals (denied firms/intented firms), name changes, etc.
PO Box 41160
Olympia, WA 98504-1160
OMWBE Certification Video:
Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) and OMWBE worked together to put together a video regarding OMWBE's Certification program. It is presented in the following languages:
Commission on Hispanic Affairs and OMWBE worked together to put together a video regarding OMWBE's Certification program.
How to get certified video - English
How to get certified video - Spanish
Effective February 28, 2011, for the DBE program only, the owner's Personal Net Worth was increased to $1.32 million.
(Note: You will need Windows Media Player or a player with the ability to play .wmv files)
WAC 326-20-120 - Submittal of forms
Application forms may be submitted by mail to the office at the following address:
STATE OF WASHINGTON
OFFICE OF MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
P.O. BOX 41160
OLYMPIA, WA 98504-1160
Forms may also be delivered to the office at its location, 210 11th Avenue SW, Suite 401, Olympia, Washington 98501.
The minority, woman, or socially and economically disadvantaged owner shall be responsible for ensuring that the form is complete and accurate and is properly delivered to the office. The applicant should keep a copy of the completed form and all documents submitted with the form for its own reference.
If you have any questions about the application, the application process, or the required documentation, call OMWBE and ask to speak with a Technical Assistant.
Phone (360) 664-9750 or Toll Free (866) 208-1064.
Download and complete the following forms to apply for certification as an MBE, WBE, or MWBE based on your business structure, such as Sole Proprietor, Corporation, etc.
The firm must be licensed to do business in the State of Washington in order to be eligible for
Sole Proprietorships with no employees
Sole Proprietorships with employees
Limited Liability Company
Federal Only (SBE, DBE, and ACDBE) Application
Download and complete the following forms to apply for certification as a DBE.
Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)
Personal Financial Statement - If the disadvantaged owner is married, both spouses must disclose marital assets and both spouses must
Corp Officers Information
Duties of Owners Key Personnel
BUSINESS STRUCTURE CHANGE FORMS
If you have changes in your business once you become certified, use the forms below (Print all three):
Do I need the Business Structure Form - PDF
Business Structure Form - PDF
Section 4 - Duties of Owners and Key Personnel - PDF
Public Records Notice:
Applications and supporting documentation submitted to OMWBE for the state program are considered public records and subject to public disclosure (WAC 326-07). Any exemptions from public disclosure are found in chapter 42.56 RCW, the state’s Public Record Act.
Applications and supporting documentation submitted to OMWBE for the SBE, DBE or ACDBE programs are non-disclosable without written consent from the firm (49 CFR Part 26.109(a) of Subpart F).