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MDOT’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise conducts a free monthly workshop for firms  interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

The workshops are held on the first Tuesday of every month at MDOT Headquarters in Hanover, MD.  Content includes an examination of the five eligibility standards and a
review of the complete application process.  We will also take an indepth look at the Uniform Certification Application (link provided below) and provide answers to the most common questions of applicants who have gone before you. We'll tie it all together with a brief look at how to connect to business opportunities with the State of Maryland and offer some valuable marketing and business development tips.

Workshop participants have the opportunity to meet with a certification expert one-on-one and ask questions that are specific to their company(s). To maximize this opportunity, be sure to review the Uniform Certification Application prior to the workshop and come prepared to ask all your questions during your personal one-on-one session.

Whether you have already started working on your application or are trying to determine if MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE certification will benefit your business, this workshop is right for you.

In addition to the monthly workshops conducted in the morning, four evening sessions are also available.  In March, June, September and December, the application assistance workshop will be repeated in the evening starting at 5:30 p.m.  Be sure to select your preferred time when registering in these months.  Just like in our morning sessions, participants are able to meet with a certification expert following the presentation.




MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop
Please complete a registration form for each individual attending the workshop.


First Tuesday of every month


10 a.m. - Every month
 5:30 p.m. - March, June, September, and December


MDOT Headquarters - use link below for directions
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD  21076
Photo ID required at Security Desk

Cost:   Free                                            

Seating is limited.  If seating reaches capacity, registration for that session will close and you can register for another session.  To reserve your seat, register today using the link below. 

   * New MDOT Building Security Policy:


  • All visitors must present a valid Driver's License or U.S. Passport in order to gain access to the building.

OMBE will conduct a preliminary review of an application packet to determine if it is complete prior to submission.  The preliminary review is conducted at MDOT Headquarters (address above) on Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 11:30a.m.  and 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.  An appointment is required.  Please contact OMBE @ 410.865.1269 for an appointment.  Photo ID must be presented at the Security Desk.  No appointments will be scheduled for the 1st Tuesday of the month.  The 1st Tuesday of each month is the Application Assistance Workshop.


Uniform Certification Application

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