Online Courses


Online Courses

In today’s fast-moving, high demand work environment, many highly placed professionals tele-work, work outside of the confines of a traditional office or without the need to travel to specific locations. Many complex business interactions, including sophisticated professional development training takes place virtually, online. The National DBE Training Institute recognizes the need for online training offerings as well. This is the first stage of our DBE Online University (DBE-OU), with our initial class offerings below:

DBE 101: Orientation, History, Background, and Trends

Duration: 45 mins.

Presenter: Kenneth Weeden, Pres. Ken Weeden & Assoc. & NATDBE

Summary:  There are personnel being newly assigned to DBE and ACDBE responsibilities all the time; sometimes barely knowing what the acronyms mean! This session has been carefully designed and tailored as “orientation” training for the NEW professional and/or businesses who just want to better understand the program basics.  Followed by Q/A.

DBE 102: Parts 26, and 23: An Overview of the DBE and ACDBE Regulations: Key Elements to Look For

Duration: 30 mins.

Presenter: KWA Team

Summary: The USDOT regulations controlling the development and implementation of the DBE and Airport Concession DBE Programs are found in 49 CFR Part 26 (DBE), and 49 CFR Part 23 (ACDBE). This session gives an overview of the subparts of each regulation and the importance of each, to the professional in carrying out his/her responsibilities. Followed by Q/A.

DBE 103: Developing the DBE Program Plan: Your Program’s Most Critical Document

Duration: 1 hr./15 mins..

Presenter: KWA Team

Summary: One of the first requirements of either a DBE, or ACDBE Program, i.e., that precedes, goal methodologies, certifications, monitoring, etc., is the development of an effective, comprehensive “Program” document, known simply as the DBE (or ACDBE) Program. This session has been tailored to “dive deep” into all of the elements necessary to be included in an effective DBE Program Plan. Note: A similar session for the ACDBE Program plan will be provided as a “separate offering by the National DBE Training Institute.  This class is more effective for those who have completed Sessions 101, and 102. However, they are not necessarily pre-requisites. Followed by Q/A.