The Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity has created a certification application portal that will allow your business to certify with the Commonwealth through a completely automated process.

For more information on the different certification types please go to the following link:

For a list of required documents please go to:

For Help Regarding the Application Portal, see the Instructions .pdf at the page below:



Business Owners should gather required information for certification prior to beginning the certification process.

Click Below:
To Begin the Certification Process

Certification Application

Data Security Statement:
Data associated with the Certification Application and Directory are maintained by the Commonwealth’s of Virginia Information Technology Agency within the organizations secure facility.


If you need assistance with the application process, please contact your assigned DSBSD outreach staff person for support.

You can contact one of our Business Development and Outreach Service Business Managers to make an appointment.  Their contact information is listed below:

Kathryn Dolan: (804) 786-1087

Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore
Angela Barber:  757-385-4285

Northern Virginia
Chris Ley:  804-212-4647

Central – West
Ramain Gohar: (276) 274-9740

 Central – South
Randy Brown 804-371-8258


You can also contact one of our Certification/Transportation Business Development Specialists to make an appointment.  Their contact information is listed below:

Michael Russell:  434-385-0881

Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore
Nina Britton:  757-728-5148

Northern Virginia
Richard Gordon: 571-315-5010

Elizabeth Goff 804-786-8973

Director of Certification and Transportation Business Development
Calvin Thweatt: 804-786-3109

You will want to use a updated browser to complete your certification application:

Suggested Browsers:
Chrome: v58 and above
Firefox: v36 and above
Safari: v9.1.1 and above
Internet Explorer: v11 and above
Edge: v38 and above