Certifications Overview for Veteran Owned Businesses

May 16 10:00 am — 11:00 am

Are you a business owner who has served in the United States Military? As a veteran-owned business you may qualify for certifications that give you a leg up in the government marketplace and increase your chances of winning more contracts!

Getting certified allows your veteran-owned business to compete for special “set-aside” contracts with limited competition. These certifications include Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) with the State of California, and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with the U.S. federal government.

In this intro level webinar, Norcal APEX Accelerator/ PTAC Procurement Specialist and Navy Veteran, Joe Moore will explain how these certifications can be valuable for increasing revenue, and give a basic overview of the qualifications and application processes for each.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What are government certifications?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of being certified
  • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB/ SDVOSB) certification
  • How to utilize Veteran Business Outreach Center resources

Meet Your Speaker

Joseph Moore,

Procurement Specialist

Joseph Moore, CPCM is seasoned contracting professional who has provided professional services to many firms in the area of federal and state (Virginia) government contracts. His background includes being a contracting officer for the U.S. Navy, a large private industry firm, and in civil service. He is a resource specialist providing assistance to all business firms under the PTAC organization for the past 10 years.

Joseph is a retired Naval Supply Officer and has an MBA from Webster University and a MS in Acquisition and Contract Management from Florida Institute of Technology. He holds a Certified Professional Contracts Management (CPCM) designation granted by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and he is the owner of a SDVOSB firm that provided specialized services in all phases of contracts.

Register Here

Location: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

(707) 267-7561


The information provided in this webinar/ workshop and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar/ workshop without obtaining proper financial, legal or other professional advice specific to their situation. The Northern California APEX Accelerator, and its host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar/ workshop. By registering for this webinar/ workshop you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the Northern California APEX Accelerator or it’s host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar/ workshop and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

This No-Cost Training Event is

Hosted by

Norcal APEX Accelerator/PTAC

Northern California APEX Accelerator (formerly Norcal PTAC) is a government-funded nonprofit formed to help small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.

This No-Cost Training Event is

Co-Hosted by

Northern California

Veterans Business Outreach Center

(NorCal VBOC)


NorCal VBOC’s mission is to support veterans, transitioning service members – and their spouses with end-to-end support for long-term success. With the help of partners like the U.S. Small Business Administration, they’re achieving their mission by engaging veteran entrepreneurs and providing mentorship, business training, and strategic resources to bolster growth and successfully navigate the winding road of entrepreneurship. The NorCal VBOC coordinates and facilitates the Boots to Business program held at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Naval Support Activity Monterey, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Travis Air Force Base. These programs are taught by staff members of the NorCal VBOC and the SBA District Offices along with Staff from SBA Resource Partners (SDBC, SCORE, WBC).

If you have more questions, please contact us at info@norcalptac.org or (707) 267 – 7561