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PCI has an extensive offering of live webinars and virtual trainings, as well as recorded trainings. As a result of COVID-19, we have converted our full-length seminars to live online trainings, including those offered through George Mason University Executive and Professional Education (Mason). Also recorded.  Here is a summary of what’s available:

  • 8 Monthly Live Webinar & Virtual Class Series (60 – 90 minutes) 8 Sessions Month/Over 70 Sessions Year
  • 10 Seminars (1-2 Full Days) Offered through Mason, plus the 5-Day Masters Academy
  • The PCI Forum
    • At least 2 Free Webinars Each Month
    • At least 5 Seminars Each Month (3-6 hours in length)
    • Multiple Full Day & Two-Day Seminars
  • Fun with the FAR (90-Minutes Virtual Sessions every other Wednesday)
  • May the Clause Be with You (30-Minute Virtual Sessions every other Wednesday)
  • Over 300 Recorded Trainings Available

Let us know what you need and we will offer it online!

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PCI is your best value training partner. We have created multiple bundle and subscription offerings that allow you to train your whole team while minding your budget.

FUN with the FAR℠ Season 7

Join just one or double your fun! A Cost-Effective Way to Train Your Team & Receive Your CLE, CLP, & CPE Credits!

Premier Government Contracts Continuing Education

The Public Contracting Institute (PCI) is an instructor-owned, small business dedicated to offering the best, up-to-date, accredited training for government contracting professionals. PCI’s seminars, webinars, virtual classes, and on-site training are practical, interactive, and of the highest caliber. Our instructors update the materials for every program to ensure that they cover the most recent developments.

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The Popular: Government Contracts Express

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

May the Clause Be with You℠ Season 2

September 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Thu 24th

Professor’s Forum 2020

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Government Contracts Compliance – Procurement Process

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Mason Government Contracting Certificate Offerings

The 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. PCI offers the following tracks:

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

Training Now Online

We’ve moved many of our most popular programs online!  Join us for these popular GMU certificate trainings on our online platform.

Government Contracting Fundamentals December 7-10 (over 4 days instead of 3)

Cost Accounting Standards August 26-27

Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications August 31 – September 3

Masters Academy in Government Contracting November 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 16

Contract Changes and Equitable Adjustments September 29-October 1

Negotiation Strategies and Techniques October 26-29

ANNOUNCING NEW Virtual Series being offered through Upcoming Classes through George Mason University Executive and Professional Education.

Government Contracts Compliance: 17 sessions – Sept 17, 2020 – Jan 28, 2021

Critical Government Contract Cost Accounting and Financial Compliance: 6 Sessions – Oct 20 – Dec 17, 2020

Master's Academy in Government Contracts

The Masters Academy in Government Contracting provides an exceptional learning experience on current best practices in key areas of government contracting. Over the course of five days, you will learn the lessons experts have culled during their careers in government contracting. This program is not intended to cover the basics of each topic in its entirety; instead, the Masters Academy is intended as an advanced course focusing on leading practices.

Dates

  • Mar 11-Mar 15: Masters Academy: Best Practices in Government Contracting (FL)
  • Apr 29-May 3: Masters Academy in Government Contracting
  • Aug 5-Aug 9: Masters Academy in Government Contracting
  • Nov 18-Nov 22: Masters Academy in Government Contracting

Government Contracts Formation and Administration Certificate

The Contract Formation and Administration Certificate is a ten-day program made up of five courses covering fundamentals of government contracting, practical applications of the FAR, negotiation strategies and techniques, contract changes, and ethics and compliance in government contracting. Whether you are part of the original proposal or have responsibilities for administering government contracts, this will expand your knowledge and skills of contract management.

Core Courses:

CFG 0400 – Government Contracting Fundamentals
CFG 0402 – Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications
CFG 0452 – Contract Changes and Equitable Adjustments
CFG 0428 – Ethics and Compliance in Government Contracting

Electives:
CFG 0451 – Negotiation Strategies and Techniques
CFG 0450 – Preparing Compliant Proposals

Government Contracts Accounting Certificate

Mason’s Government Contracts Accounting Certificate is a ten-day program made up of five course covering fundamentals of government contracting, practical applications of the FAR, accounting and auditing for government contracts, timekeeping measures and compliance, and cost and price analysis. If you have any financial responsibility for government contracts, this certificate covers all the foundations you need.

Core Courses:

CFG 0400 – Government Contracting Fundamentals
CFG 0402 – Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications
CFG 0425 – Accounting and Auditing for Government Contracts
CFG 0432 – Timekeeping for Government Contractors

Electives:

CFG 0426 – Cost and Price Analysis
CFG 0427 – Cost Accounting Standards