Certification Checklist

After submitting your application, you MUST forward the required supplemental documents to the respective agency in order to process your certification request.

For a complete list of required documents, please click on the organization’s name.

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  • City of Columbus
    Equal Business Opportunity Office
    109 N. Front Street
    4th Floor
    Columbus, OH  43215
    Certification Contact:
    Tia Roseboro
    (614) 645-2203


  • Ohio Department of Transportation
    (ODOT’s certification includes DBE certification with The Central Ohio Transit Authority
    and The Columbus Regional Airport Authority)

    Notarized Affidavit needed with application1980 W. Broad Street
    Attn:  DBE Services
    Columbus, OH  43223
    Certification Contact:
    Karen Cargo

  • State of Ohio (MBE & EDGE)
    Ohio Department of Administrative Services
    Equal Opportunity Division
    30 E. Broad Street
    18th Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Columbus City Schools (LEDE)
    270 E. State Street
    Columbus, OH  43215
    Terri Wise
State spends over $165 millions with MBEs

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The Basics of MBE/EDGE/FBE Certification workshops

The Kasich Administration, through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, is working to increase participation by minority and women-owned businesses in state contracts. Many of these opportunities will require MBE (minority business enterprise) or EDGE (Encouraging Diversity Growth and Equity) Certification.

Attend this information packed workshop taught by certification expert Ronda Watson Barber. Learn about the various certifying programs and what documents need to be submitted with your application.

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