SBA 8(a) Certification Workshops

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SBA San Diego District Office

How to Get 8(a) Certified - May 8, 2013

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: May 8, 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 July 10, 2013.

Native American 8(a) Certification Workshop - May 16, 2013

This workshop will provide you with information on:

  • Benefits of 8(a) Certification
  • Explanation of the Certification Process
  • How to use 8(a) certification to get government contracts
  • Opportunities to be mentored by a large firm
  • Utilizing HUBZone Certifications
  • Special Opportunities for Veterans, Disabled Veterans, Woman-owned and Native American-owned firms

Date: May 16, 2013

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: U.S. Small Business Administration
San Diego District Office
550 W. C Street, Suite 550
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-285-7020

Register: Venessa Gleich, Program Manager
American Indian Chamber Education Fund PTAC
3200 N Dobson Rd, Bldg. C, Suite 113 
Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: 213-448-2333 Email:  
Or Jill Andrews, Economic Development,
SBA San Diego District Office
Phone: 619-727-4868 Email :

There is no cost to attend this training.
Parking is not provided. You may park on the street at a meter or in nearby paid lots.

Date: 3/8/2013 Author Information: Cynthia Harris, (619) 727-4884,