NMDOT STAR Knowledge Drop - How to Achieve DBE Certification

How to Achieve DBE Certification

Should You Apply?

You may be eligible to participate in the DBE program if:

  • Your firm is a for-profit business (corporation or LLC) owned by a disadvantaged individual who is a U.S. citizen (or legal resident) and a member of a socially and economically disadvantaged group.
  • The disadvantaged individual must have a Personal Net Worth of less than $1,320,000 excluding ownership interest in the applicant firm and equity in their primary residence.
  • Your firm is at least 51% owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s) who also controls it.
  • Your firm’s disadvantaged owners are U.S. citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Your firm meets the Small Business Administration’s size standard and does not exceed $30.40 Million in gross annual receipts. (ACDBE size standards vary)

How To Apply?

First time applicants for DBE certification must complete and submit a certification application and related material to the NMDOT and participate in an on-site interview conducted by the agency.

The U.S. DOT document checklist found at https://bit.ly/Certcklst may be helpful in preparing for the application process.

If you fail to submit the required documents, your application may be delayed and/or denied. Firms already certified in another state as a DBE must submit an affidavit and letter of certification from home state to obtain certification from NMDOT.

Where do I submit my application?


Where can I find more information?

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