State Certifications

SWaM (Small Woman-Owned & Minority)

Businesses that are considered small and/or owned by minorities or women, can register through the state as SWaM (Small Woman-Owned and Minority) businesses. SWaM certifications are administered by the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DBE). For more information on the SWaM certification and definitions of what constitutes a small, woman-owned and/or minority business, please visit the SWaM page.