Feb. 16, 2007 -- California is offering online state-contracting certification for small businesses and disabled-veteran business enterprises, the state government announced Friday.

The online process will shorten the certification process, which used to take up to six months, to a single day, giving small businesses better access to California's $9 billion in annual state contracts, the government said.

The online application can be found at www.getcertified.dgs.ca.gov.

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