If a participant is not eligible for an MCPPO designation, or simply wants to attend the seminars and courses for educational purposes, or is a charter school administrator who serves as a school procurement official, the program offers a certificate of completion to evidence attendance and successful completion (MCPPO certificate) of the seminar or course.
Pursuant to Chapter 46 of the Acts of 1997, charter school administrators who serve as school procurement officers must attain a MCPPO certificate. (Horace Mann Charter school administrators who are responsible for procurement are also required to attain MCPPO certification). You must attend and successfully complete either the Public Contracting Overview seminar or the Charter School Procurement seminar to meet this requirement and attain a certificate. There is no requirement to be MCPPO designated; the law requires that you receive an MCPPO certificate stating that you have successfully completed either the Public Contracting Overview seminar or the Charter School Procurement seminar.