GMU Certificate Programs

Certificate Tracks in Contracting with the Federal Government through George Mason University Executive and Professional Education

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.

  • 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 Reston, VA as well as Arlington, VA, and at PCI in DC.

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3 Mason Certificate Programs – Upon Completion Earn a Digital Badge

  • Contracting with the Federal Government – Accounting Certificate
  • Contracting with the Federal Government – Administration Certificate
  • Masters Academy in Government Contracting Certificate

Complete a George Mason University Certificate Program and earn a digital badge. The GMU Digital Badge shares your education accomplishments with the world! The badge serves as a digital record, library and confirmation of all the classes you have taken with GMU EPE. Show employers, clients and colleagues your value by:

  • Validating your educational accomplishments with a trusted third party
  • Attaching the badge to your digital resume for easy access by employers
  • Including the badge in your signature to inspire confident in clients and colleagues
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  • Including on employer bio page to establish expertise in the field
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Contracting with the Federal Government – Administration Certificate

Minimum of 60 Contact Hours. May take up to two years to complete.

Fee: $3,985

Required Courses (4)

CFG- 0400 – Government Contracting Fundamentals
4 Days, 10:00am – 3:30pm (20 Online Contact Hours)

  • November 30 – December 3, 2021
  • February 14-17, 2022
  • May 2-5, 2022
  • August 8-11, 2022
  • November 7-10, 2022

CFG 0404 – The FAR Workshop: Practical Applications & More
3 Days, 10:00am – 2:30pm (12 Online Contact Hours)

  • January 18-20, 2022
  • May 10-12, 2022
  • October 4-6, 2022

CFG 0452 – Contract Changes and Equitable Adjustments
3 Days, 10:00am – 2:30pm (12 Online Contact Hours)

  • November 2 – 4, 2021
  • March 22-24, 2022
  • July 19-21, 2022
  • November 29 – December 1, 2022

CFG – 0451 – Negotiation Strategies and Techniques
4 Days, 10:00am – 1:30pm (13 Online Contact Hours)

  • November 15 -18, 2021
  • March 14-17, 2022
  • November 14-17, 2022

Electives (Choose 1)

CFG – 0428 – Ethics and Compliance in Government Contracting
2 Day, 10:00am – 1:15pm (6 Online Contact Hours)

  • February 28-March 1, 2022
  • July 13-14, 2022

CFG – 0407 – Government Contracting Cybersecurity Compliance
2 Day, 10:00am – 1:15pm (6 Online Contact Hours)

  • February 23-24, 2022
  • June 21-22, 2022
  • September 27-28, 2022

CFG – -0406 – Subcontract Management
2 Days, 10:00am – 1:15pm (6 Online Contact Hours)

  • November 8-9, 2022
  • March 2-3, 2022
  • June 14-15, 2022
  • November 2-3, 2022

Contracting with the Federal Government Accounting Certificate

Minimum of 60 Contact Hours. May take up to two years to complete.

Regular Fee: $3,985

Required Courses (4)

CFG – 0400 – Government Contracting Fundamentals
4 Days, 10:00am – 3:30pm (20 Online Contact Hours)

  • November 30-December 3, 2021
  • February 14-17, 2022
  • May 2-5, 2022
  • August 8-11, 2022
  • November 7-10, 2022

CFG – 0404 – The FAR Workshop: Practical Applications & More
3 Days, 10:00am – 2:30pm (12 Online Contact Hours)

  • January 18-20, 2022
  • May 10-12, 2022
  • October 4-6, 2022

CFG – 0425 – Accounting and Auditing for Government Contractors
3 Days, 10:00am – 2:30pm (12 Online Contact Hours)

  • March 9-11, 2022
  • October 11-13, 2022

CFG – 0409 – Contract Cost Accounting Deep Dive
4 Days, 10:00am – 1:30pm (13 Online Contact Hours)

  • February 7-10, 2022
  • May 16-19, 2022
  • October 17 – 20, 2022

Electives (Choose 1)

CFG – 0408 – Contract Pricing and Pricing Fundamentals
2 Days, 10:00am – 1:15pm (6 Online Contact Hours)

  • November 10-11, 2022
  • June 6-7, 2022
  • October 31 – November 1, 2022

CFG – 0405 – Contractor Purchasing Systems Review
2 Days, 10:00am – 1:15pm (6 Online Contact Hours)

  • October 25-26, 2021
  • June 8-9, 2022
  • October 25-26, 2022

CFG – 0432 – Timekeeping for Government Contractors
2 Days, 10:00am – 1:15pm (6 Online Contact Hours)

  • March 7-8, 2022
  • September 14-15, 2022


Masters Academy in Government Contracting Certificate

Fee: $1,795

CFG – 0601 – Masters Academy in Government Contracting
9 Days, 10:00am – 1:15pm (27 Online Contract Hours)

  • December 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2021
  • January 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, February 1, 2, 3, 4, 2022
  • April 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2022
  • December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2022