Certificate Tracks in Contracting with the Federal Government

Certificate Tracks in Contracting with the Federal Government through George Mason University Learning Solutions

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The NEW Contracting with the Federal Government Certificate Program is offered by George Mason University in association with The Public Contracting Institute. This program is designed to help government contracting professionals better perform their jobs, grow in their careers, and succeed in the government contracting environment.

Students may take courses individually, or may qualify for a Certificate of Completion* in their chosen track.

  • Government Contracts Accounting Certificate
  • Contract Formation and Administration
  • Masters Academy in Government Contracting Certificate

*You have up to 18 months to complete a track.

  • Courses are taught by instructors with substantial experience and expertise in government contracting.
  • Courses are highly participatory and focus on the current government contracting environment as well as future trends and proposed changes.
  • All courses qualify for CEUs, CLEs (in most states), CLPs, and CPEs.
  • Courses are scheduled throughout the year at George Mason University’s Training Center in Herndon, VA near Dulles Airport as well as Arlington, VA, and at PCI in DC.
  • Government Contracting Fundamentals is now offered virtually with more courses to follow.

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Track A: Government Contracts Accounting

(This track certificate requires 10 days of training.)

Required Classes:

Government Contracting Fundamentals– 3 days
Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications– 2 days
Accounting and Auditing for Government Contracts– 2 days
Cost and Price Analysis– 2 days
Timekeeping for Government Contractors– 1 day

Electives

Cost Accounting Standards– 2 days (May be substituted for Cost and Price Analysis)

Track B: Contract Formation and Administration

(This track certificate requires 10 days of training.)

Required Classes: 

Government Contracting Fundamentals– 3 days
Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications– 2 days
Negotiation Strategies and Techniques– 2 days
Contract Changes and Equitable Adjustments– 2 days
Ethics and Compliance in Government Contracting– 1 day

Electives: 

Preparing Compliant Proposals– 2 days (May be substituted for Negotiation Strategies and Techniques)

Track C: Masters Academy in Government Contracting

(This track certificate requires 5 days of training.)

Prerequisite: Students must have a minimum of 5 years of contracting experience.

Day 1:

Morning: Formation Principles & Acquisition Planning

Afternoon: Types of Contracts

Day 2:

Morning: Compliance & Organization Conflicts of Interest (OCIs)

Afternoon: Proposal Evaluations & Source Selection

Day 3:

Morning: Small Business Contracting & Subcontracting

Afternoon: Evaluating and Managing Bid Protests

Day 4:

Morning: Intellectual Property

Afternoon: Changes, Claims & Disputes

Day 5:

Morning: Pricing Equitable Adjustments & Cost Accounting

Afternoon: Terminations & Contract Closeouts

Pricing

Individual Seminar Pricing: 

  • 1-day Seminar: $695
  • 2-Day Seminar: $1,095
  • 3-Day Seminar $1,495

Upcoming Seminars

Webinars & Virtual Classes