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.

Mason Free Webinar Series

FAR/CAS – “A New Administration, a New Spin on Compliance, March 23, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)

Tactics and Strategies to Make CMMC Assessments Easier, Feb 23, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)

NEW: George Mason University Digital Badge

3 Mason Certificate Programs – Upon Completion Earn a Digital Badge

  • Government Contracts Accounting Certificate
  • Contract Formation and Administration
  • 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
  • Displaying the badge on social medial to create a more impressive web presences
  • Including on employer bio page to establish expertise in the field

 

2021 at George Mason University!

Government Contracting FundamentalsDec 7-10 (2020), Feb 22-25, May 3-6, Nov 30-Dec 3

The FAR WorkshopJan 19-21, May 11-13, Oct 5-7

Contractor Purchasing System ReviewsJan 11-12, Jun 22-23, Oct 25-26

Subcontract ManagementMar 3-4, Jun 8-9, Nov 8-9

Gov’t Contract Compliance and CybersecurityFeb 16-17, Jun 1-2, Sept 27-28

Contract Pricing and Pricing FundamentalsJan 13-14, Jun 9-10, Nov 10-11

Contract Cost Accounting Deep Dive Feb 8-11, Jun 14-17, Oct 18-21

Accounting and Auditing for Gov’t ContractorsMar 10-12, Oct 12-14

Ethics and Compliance in Gov’t ContractingMar 1-2, Jun 10-11, Sept 29-30

Timekeeping for Government ContractorsMar 8-9, Sept 15-16

Negotiation Strategies and TechniquesDec 1-4 (2020), Mar 15-18, Nov 15-18

Contract Changes and Equitable AdjustmentsMar 23-25, Nov 2-4

Gov’t Contracting Executive Briefings – Feb 04 – Oct 21

Mason Badge Requirements

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Contracting with the Federal Government Accounting Certificate

  • $3,499
  • 5 or 6 Courses (2 Required, plus 3-4 Electives). 60+ Contact Hours.
  • May take all in one year or over two years. 

Required Courses (2)

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

  • February 22 – 25, 2021
  • May 3 – 6, 2021
  • August 9 – 12, 2021
  • November 30 – December 3, 2021

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

  • January 19 – 21, 2021
  • May 11 – 13, 2021
  • October 5 – 7, 2021

Electives

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

  • March 10 – 12, 2021
  • October 12 – 14, 2021

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

  • March 8 – 9, 2021
  • September 15 – 16, 2021

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

  • January 11 – 12, 2021
  • June 22 – 23, 2021
  • October 25 – 26, 2021

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

  • January 13 – 14, 2021
  • June 9 – 10, 2021
  • November 10 & 11, 2021

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

  • February 8 – 11, 2021
  • June 14 – 17, 2021
  • October
  •  18 – 21, 2021

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Contracting with the Federal Government Administration Certificate

  • $3,499
  • 5 or 6 Courses (2 Required, plus 3-4 Electives). 60+ Contact Hours.
  • May take all in one year or over two years.

Required Courses (2)

Government Contracting Fundamentals

4 Days, 10:00am – 3:30pm (20 Online Contact Hours)

  • February 22 – 25, 2021
  • May 3 – 6, 2021
  • August 9 – 12, 2021
  • November 30 – December 3, 2021

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

  • January 19 – 21, 2021
  • May 11 – 13-, 2021
  • October 5 – 7, 2021

Electives

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

  • March 23 – 25, 2021
  • July 20 – 22, 2021
  • November 2 – 4, 2021

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

  • March 1 – 2, 2021
  • June 10-11, 2021
  • September 29-30, 2021

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

  • March 15 – 18, 2021
  • November 15 -18, 2021

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

  • February 16 – 17, 2021
  • June 1 – 2, 2021
  • September 27 – 28, 2021

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

  • March 3 – 4, 2021
  • June 8 – 9, 2021
  • November 8-9, 2021

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Masters Academy in Government Contracting Certificate

  • $1,795
  • 27 Contact Hours over 9 Days

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

  • May 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • December 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 ,14, 15, 16