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Returning Applicants

If you are an active Certified Business Enterprise (CBE), you can access the District Enterprise System (DES) to complete the recertification process ninety days before the expiration of your CBE certificate. The DES will send email reminders once you are able to recertify your business. Please use the Chrome browser to complete this process. If you have issues accessing the DES, please email [email protected] (include your business name and FEIN) for assistance. Any other questions can also be emailed to the certification division at [email protected]. For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the CBE program, review the CBE Certification FAQs.



During an active certificate term, a CBE shall report to the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) any change of address, change of ownership, or other change that may affect the continued eligibility of the CBE within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of the change. To report a material change to your CBE certificate, please follow the steps listed below. Failure to report a material change may result in revocation of your CBE status.


Log in to the DES system by visiting


2. Enter your username and password.


3. Select the 'Update Information' option.


4. Select the desired change:


(a) Change in Category

(b) Change in Address

(c) General Information

(d) NIGP Code

(e) Change in Ownership


5. After selecting the checkbox for the desired area of change, the 'Documents' section will appear to provide evidence in support of the change. Upload the required evidence.


6. Select 'Save and Continue.'


7. Complete the Attestation page and submit the application.


To report other changes to your CBE certificate, please visit the CBE Certification FAQs page or contact [email protected].

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Supplemental Form

If applying for the category Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), you will need to download and complete a fillable pdf form (see attachment below). Select the attachment link. Once the attachment opens, download the form and save it. Use Adobe Reader to open and complete the fillable PDF form. Remember to save the form before closing it. You will upload this form during the application process.

NOTE: DSLBD may require additional documentation to verify continued eligibility in certain certification categories in the recertification and self-recertification processes.