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DBE and ACDBE Training?

Since 2009, we deliver highest quality professional
development training


Trusted Professional Development Training: DBE/ACDBE/UCP

Welcome to the National DBE Training Institute, a division
of Ken Weeden & Associates Inc. (KWA). KWA is nationally recognized as an expert in all phases of program development and service delivery in both the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession DBE (ACDBE) programs, as well as program implementation and contract compliance/monitoring.

KWA is a hands-on compliance consulting firm, with over 30 years’ experience. The National DBE Training Institute was developed to provide training to professional development administrators of the federal DBE program and its state and local equivalents. These include Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Historically Underutilized Business programs.

The National DBE Training Institute is premised on the belief that well-trained, knowledgeable, professional personnel are the foundation of successful, vibrant, business utilization programs all across the country.

We hope that you will take the time to browse through our website to get to know us better. See where we’ve been, where we are, and more importantly, where we’re going. If you have any questions or would like to register for an upcoming training event, please contact us!

We provide solid DBE Training solutions for:


DBE/ACDBE Program Administrators

DBELOs and staff who are new to the DBE Program or just need to fine tune their knowledge

DBE/ACDBE Certifiers

Staff with DBE certification responsibility seeking to increase their skills in reviewing applications, conducting site visits and making certification decisions

Businesses & Other Organizations

Any others seeking to increase their knowledge of DBE & ACDBE programs

Client Testimonials

“Instructors demonstrated great knowledge and experience in the subject matter.”


Course Trainee

“There were real life examples. I also enjoyed the variety of people in attendance… provided multiple perspectives.”


Course Trainee

“Thorough review of the topics; a good discussion between all; listening to the experiences of others.”


Course Trainee

“I like the fact both trainers were very educated in DBE programs.”


Course Trainee

“The smaller class was nice and family like. The meeting room was comfortable. There were plenty of opportunities for questions.”


Course Trainee

“The training was very informative. Both presenters, Ken and Kevin, were accommodating. The hotel was centrally located to activities as well as being very convenient for the conference/training.”


Course Trainee