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DBE Program: Certification, Codes, Counting & Changes

Wed 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Do you know how DBE certification and NAICS codes apply to different projects? Do you know how DBE participation counts for subcontractors, suppliers, regular dealers, and other DBE firms? What about knowing which codes apply to various project task?

If you're not sure, you're not alone. Many DBEs and Prime Contractors don't fully understand DBE codes, how they are counted, what is required to be in compliance with federal and state regulations. Not knowing could result in a DBE getting decertified. This webinar will cover the key elements of the DBE program and how you can make sure you're in compliance.


  • DBE program overview
  • What is the Colorado UCP
  • How NAICS are different from DBE work codes
  • How NAICS are assigned to DBEs
  • How to find and verify DBE certified firms
  • How DBE participation is counted on projects
  • How to change (add or remove) work codes from your DBE certification
  • What Commercially Useful Function (CUF) means and why it matters
  • How to make sure you're in compliance on CDOT projects

Suggested Audience:

Current and future DBE certified firms, prime contractors, compliance specialists, DBE Liaison Officers, Small Business Diversity staff.


Jun Arcilla is an attorney and the Lead Certification Specialist for the CDOT Civil Rights and Business Resource Center. He is responsible for managing CDOT's DBE Plan and implementing federal and state regulations for the DBE Program. Jun has certified hundreds of DBE firms across the state and has a comprehensive understanding of what drives DBE success.

Robert Highsmith is a Certification Specialist for the CDOT Civil Rights and Business Resource Center. He is responsible for analyzing applications for DBE certification and assisting with the implementation of CDOT’s DBE Program Plan.


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You may also click here to register for the full (5 classes) CDOT Contract Compliance training series.

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