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Compliance Training Group is a division of Employers Choice Online, Inc., a multi-certified, national employment background screening, drug testing and compliance training company headquartered in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Employers Choice is a bona fide Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Certified as a Participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program, and a certified DGS Small Business Enterprise.

With multiple industry-specific certifications, Compliance Training Group welcomes RFP and RFQ’s for mandated employee training. Whether you are a Chief Procurement Officer or a procurement manager in charge of diversity supply chain, we look forward to helping you reduce your costs and liability via effective compliance training solutions.

Compliance Training Group holds the following certifications:

  • Small Business Administration SBA 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Small Business Administration SBA Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
    • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
    • Southern California Minority Supplier Diversity Council (SCMSD Supplier)
  • Department of General Services (DGS) Small Business MICRO
  • California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
  • DBE- California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) On behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • County of Los Angeles Local Small Business Enterprise (Local SBE)
  • County of Los Angeles Community Business Enterprise
  • City of Los Angeles Small Local Business Enterprise
  • The Port of Long Beach Small Business Enterprise Program
  • The City of Long Beach Small Business Certification
  • Metropolitan Water District SBE Certification

Click here to request our capability statement or any information required for RFP submission. We look forward to providing a solution for your organization.


Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program

Compliance Training Group is a Participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Federal Contract Program enables contracting/sourcing officers and procurement specialists to set aside specific federal contracts and opportunities for participants to offer goods and services to buying institutions like government agencies, publicly-owned corporations, privately-owned and foreign-owned businesses, educational institutions, and hospitals.


SBA Certified Small Disadvantaged Business

Small businesses can self-represent their status as a small disadvantaged business (SDB) through the Small Business Administration. Employers Choice Screening verifies through its profile listed in the System for Award Management that our firm is:

  • 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more disadvantaged persons
  • The disadvantaged person or persons must be socially disadvantaged and economically disadvantaged.
  • The firm must be small, according to SBA's size standards

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)


Compliance Training Group is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and is also certified as an MBE Supplier with the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) affiliate council.

The NMSDC is dedicated to helping businesses solve the growing need for supplier diversity by providing a direct link between businesses and MBE Suppliers.


California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)—Supplier Clearinghouse

California Public Utilities Commission LogoCompliance Training Group is certified by the Supplier Clearinghouse via the supervision of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

The Supplier Clearinghouse verifies the eligibility of women, minority and LGBT-owned business enterprises for certification with CPUC.


DBE- California Unified Certification Program (CUCP)

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Unified Certification Program LogoCompliance Training Group is certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) with the California Unified Certification Program via the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

CUCP provides Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) certification services to small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses seeking to participate in the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.

CUCP assists small businesses gain access to public agency procurement programs throughout California by providing certifications and maintaining the CUCP database. The program provides certified MBE, WBE, and DVBE firms the opportunity to participate in a wide range of business opportunities

Over 400 municipalities, counties, special districts, airports, transit agencies, and the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) administer and award CUCP contracts funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).


Department of General Services (DGS)

Department of General Services LogoCompliance Training Group is certified as a Small Business with the Department of General Service’s Office of Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS). Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS) is California’s certifying agency.

The Department of General Service’s Office administers the Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification Programs. OSDS also has a Communications & Outreach Section that assists Small and Disabled Veteran businesses by participating in outreach events, providing resource guidance, and supporting businesses through advocacy.

State agencies may contract directly with a California certified small business/microbusiness for goods, services, information technology and Public Works projects, if certified by the OSDS.


County of Los Angeles Local Small Business Enterprise (Local SBE)

Los Angeles County LogoCompliance Training Group is certified as a Local Small Business Enterprise with the County of Los Angeles’ Community Business Enterprise Program.

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors established the Local SBE Preference Program to improve contracting opportunities for small businesses in Los Angeles County.   In order to participate, a Local Small Business Enterprise must be several requirements, such as being independently owned and operated, and having a principal office within Los Angeles County.


City of Los Angeles Small Local Business Enterprise

Compliance Training Group is a certified Small Business Enterprise in the City of Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles offers certification of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Business Enterprises (WBE), and Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBE). The main purpose of this certification program is to promote opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, women, and small, local business owners who want to participate in City contracting projects through their Business Assistance Virtual Network.

The Business Inclusion Program, established through the Mayor’s Executive Directive No. 14, was implemented to ensure that more small businesses can participate in City contracts. The program grants certifications as Small Business Enterprise (SBE-LA), Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE), and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE).

The Office of Contract Compliance (OCC), Centralized Certification Administration (CCA) is responsible for administering the City’s certification program. It certifies qualified firms for DBE, ACDBE, MBE, WBE and SLBE status for the City of Los Angeles. CCA maintains the City of Los Angeles Directory of certified DBE/ACDBE/MBE/WBE and SLBEs


The Port of Long Beach Small Business Enterprise Program

Compliance Training Group is a certified Small Business Enterprise through the Port of Long Beach. The Program is designed to promote the participation of SBEs and VSBEs on all Port contracts and procurements. It achieves this mission by employing several strategies that begin with the Board establishing annual Port-wide SBE/VSBE participation goals. Port staff then sets contract-specific SBE/VSBE participation goals on applicable construction and professional services contracts, and division-wide SBE/VSBE participation goals on material and supply purchases.


The City of Long Beach Small Business Certification

Compliance Training Group is certified as a Small Business Enterprise through the City of Long Beach. The City of Long Beach adopted a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Very Small Business Enterprise (VSBE), and Local Small Business Enterprise (LSBE) Ordinance in June 2011 to encourage more small businesses to participate in City contracts. The City determines SBE eligibility by utilizing federal U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards either by the average gross annual revenue or by the number of employees, based on North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes.


Metropolitan Water District SBE Certification

Compliance Training Group is certified as a Small Business Enterprise through the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Metropolitan’s Business Outreach Program is designed to maximize business opportunities for qualified contractors, consultants and vendors that reflect the diversity of the Metropolitan’s 19 million Southern California consumers. This Small Business Program provides bid incentives and governmental contracting education for businesses that comply with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) industry guidelines.


County of Los Angeles Community Business Enterprise (CBE)

Los Angeles County LogoCompliance Training Group is certified with the County of Los Angeles’ Community Business Enterprise Program.

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors have put into place a policy that minority, women, disadvantaged and disabled veteran business enterprises be afforded the maximum opportunity to participate in the County’s contracting and procurement programs. To assist in this endeavor, the Board of Supervisors established the Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Program. To be eligible to participate in the County of Los Angeles CBE Program, a business must either be certified as a minority (MBE), women (WBE), disadvantaged (DBE), and/or disabled veteran (DVBE) business enterprise.


SAP Ariba

Compliance Training Group a division of Employers Choice Online, maintains an online procurement profile on the Ariba Discovery system. This business to business electronic solution allows us to connect to large corporations who utilize this system as a means of networking, invoicing, and procurement.

View our Profile here


Click here to request our capability statement or any information required for RFP submission. We look forward to providing a solution for your organization.