SBA Workshop: How to Get 8(a) Certified

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SBA San Diego District Office

How to Get 8(a) Certified

Are you interested in obtaining the 8(a) Certification?

Named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, this program was created to help small and dis-advantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. It also helps these companies gain access to federal and private procurement markets. Come and learn about the 8(a) Program and how this certification can benefit you and help secure contracts with the federal government.

This workshop will provide you with information on:

  • Program eligibility and compliance requirements
  • Tips for completing the 8(a) application
  • Benefits of becoming 8(a) certified
  • How to market to federal contracting officers
  • Resources the PTAC can provide
  • Resources the SBA San Diego District Office can provide

Presented by: Rosa Rodarte and Carlos Liu, U.S. Small Business Administration
Hosted by: San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center

Date: March 6, 2013

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Location: San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center
Point Loma Nazarene University—Mission Valley
4007 Camino del Rio South, Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 619-285-7020

Register online at: 

Free to attend, but registration is required. 

This workshop will be held again on May 8 and July 10, 2013.

Date: 1/23/2013 Author Information: Cynthia Harris, (619) 727-4884,