MCPPO Schedule and Class Information

We teach about procurement, contracting, fraud awareness, ethics and governance and provide best practices to assist public employees, private vendors and others in conducting legal and effective business with the Commonwealth and its local jurisdictions.

All classes will continue to be online, although we plan to resume in person classes. Please check our registration form and website for schedule and location updates.

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MCPPO Advising Services

We offer advising services for our MCPPO program participants. 

The MCPPO advising services can help active and potential MCPPO participants choose their classes and navigate the designation application and renewal requirements. Our advisors can also assist with choosing which MCPPO educational path to take and offering strategies for remaining in good standing with a designation or certification.

We are here to help you with your professional development.

Contact us at MA-IGO-TRAINING@mass.gov and we will have one our staff arrange a virtual meeting with you.

Class Schedule and Information

Please read the MCPPO Policies and the MCPPO Online Class Technical Specifications before registering.

Registration closes two weeks before the class or training start date. The MCPPO program uses Blackboard®, an online learning platform, or other virtual platform, to host its online classes. Homework may be assigned to satisfy credit requirements. Blackboard or other virtual platform login information will be emailed to registrants two business days before a class starts.

All full day classes and electives begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. MCPPO trainings' start and end times vary. 

Each class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The MCPPO program does not offer a waitlist for classes that have been filled. If a class of interest has been filled, please use our OIG Bulletin sign-up form to get the latest news on MCPPO classes.

Note: We updated the MCPPO designation requirements and the application and renewal processes to make them more relevant and inclusive.

To obtain a designation, you must successfully complete all three of our core classes — Public Contracting Overview, Supplies and Services Contracting and Design and Construction Contracting. Other requirements apply. If you are interested in learning more about the MCPPO designation requirements and updates, you may want to attend a 30-minute information session entitled MCPPO Designation and Renewal Update.

Registration Forms

MCPPO Designation and Designation Renewal Classes

PCO, SSC, DCC and MCPPO Designation Renewal Schedule
Class name Dates
Public Contracting Overview

September 13, 14, 15, 2022
October 11, 12, 13, 2022
November 1, 2, 3, 2022
December 6, 7, 8, 2022
February 7, 8, 9, 2023
March 7, 8, 9, 2023
April 4, 5, 6, 2023
May 2, 3, 4, 2023
June 6, 7, 8, 2023

Design and Construction Contracting 

November 30, 2022 - December 2, 2023
 

Design and Construction Contracting (Blended)

Part 1: October 24 - November 27 (Self-paced)
Part 2: December 13, 2022 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: January 9 - February 12 (Self-paced)
Part 2: June 13, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: February 13 - March 19 (Self-paced)
Part 2: June 13, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: March 20 - April 23 (Self-paced)
Part 2: June 13, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: April 24 - May 28 (Self-paced)
Part 2: June 13, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Supplies and Services Contracting

September 19 - October 23 (Self-paced)
November 28 - January 3 (Self-paced)
February 13 - March 19 (Self-paced)
April 24 - May 28 (Self-paced)
June 5 - July 9 (Self-paced)

MCPPO Designation Renewal (Blended)

Part 1: September 19 - October 9 (Self-paced)
Part 2: December 15, 2022 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: October 17 - November 6 (Self-paced)
Part 2: December 15, 2022 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: November 14 - December 4 (Self-paced)
Part 2: December 15, 2022 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: January 30 - February 19 (Self-paced)
Part 2: June 15, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: March 20 - April 9 (Self-paced)
Part 2: June 15, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: May 1 - May 21 (Self-paced)
Part 2: June 15, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Part 1: May 22 - June 11 (Self-paced)
Part 2: June 15, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Certification and Recertification Classes

School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers and Charter School Certification
Class name Dates
School Project Designers and
Owner's Project Managers Certification

October 19, 20, 26, 27, 2022
March 14,15, 22, 23, 2023
May 10, 11, 17, 18, 2023

School Project Designers and
Owner's Project Managers Recertification
October 25, 2022
March 21, 2023
May 9, 2023
Charter School Procurement No session

MCPPO Electives

MCPPO Schedule of Electives
Class name Dates
Advanced Topics No session
Chapter 30B Exemptions and Exceptions November 29, 2022
May 16, 2023
Chapter 30B Terms, Misconceptions
and Practices

November 8, 2022
April 19, 2023

Construction Management at-Risk

September 28, 2022
April 13, 2023

Contract Administration November 17, 2022
February 16, 2023
Cybersecurity 101  No session
Diversity and Inclusion in Procurement No session
IFB and RFP Workshop  April 26, 2023
Prevailing Wisdom - Confronting Potential Pitfalls and
Applying Solutions on Prevailing Wage/Public Construction Projects
No session
Procurement Fraud October 18, 2022
June 14, 2023
Procurement Fraud Prevention for Local Housing Authorities
 
No session
Real Property Transactions
Under M.G.L. c. 30B

September 12 - October 2 
October 31 - November 20
January 9 - January 29 
February 27 - March 19 
May 8 - May 28

Running a Successful Procurement Office No session
Spotlight on Schools

Part 1: February 14, 2023 
Part 2: March 14, 2023
Part 3: April 11, 2023

MCPPO Training Webinars

The MCPPO program is offering training webinars on various topics about improving government and accountability. All trainings, although geared towards public employees and officials, are available to all interested parties including private sector employees, not-for-profit employees and members of the public.

MCPPO Schedule of Training Webinars
Class name Dates
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Training Free Training

September 21, 2022 
November 8, 2022
February 21, 2023
April 18, 2023
June 1, 2023

Boards and Commissions:
Know Your Responsibilities

September 29, 2022
November 15, 2022
February 23, 2023
April 20, 2023

Chief Procurement Officer Responsibilities and Delegation Authority

October 20, 2022
May 9, 2023

Contract Administration Overview

January 18, 2023
April 25, 2023

Emergency Procurement

No session

Fraud Awareness Free Training

November 2, 2022
February 15, 2023

How to Detect Fraud in Financial Statements November 16, 2022
How to Navigate an Investigation by an Oversight Agency No session
IT Procurement: Hardware, Software and Cybersecurity No session
MCPPO Designation and Renewal Update Webinar Free Training

October 26, 2022
November 22, 2023

Prevailing Wage Law Enforcement  No session
Preventing Common Frauds and Scams Free Training June 20, 2023
Procurement Best Practices for Sewer Systems No session
Procuring Legal Services and Working with Legal Counsel No session
Promoting Procurement Diversity Using Chapter 30B October 19, 2022
May 23, 2023
Public Building Project Procurement and Oversight Basics October 14, 2022
Public Sector Ethics Free Training November 30, 2022
Surplus Supply Disposition Practices Under Chapter 30B
 
September 15, 2022
Understanding Leadership April 27, 2023
Vendor/Contractor Responsibility and Eligibility Determinations
 
No session
Whistleblowing: Knowing Your Rights and Setting Your Expectations 
 

No session

Winter-Related Procurement
 

August 24, 2022
 

MCPPO Calendar

Fire Service Commission Approved Credits for MCPPO Classes

Massachusetts Fire Academy logo

The MCPPO Program is pleased to announce that we now offer the Fire Service Commission approved credits for MCPPO classes to be used towards the fire chief credential. 

View and download the full list of classes and available credits. 

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Approved Credits for MCPPO Classes

The MCPPO Program is pleased to announce that we now offer AIA approved credits for MCPPO classes. 

View and download the full list of classes and available credits. 

DEP Drinking Water License Approved Credits for MCPPO Classes

The MCPPO Program is pleased to announce that we now offer DEP Drinking Water License approved credits for MCPPO classes. These classes are Board of Certification, Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities-Approved Operator Training.

View and download the full list of classes and available credits. 

Contact

Address

One Ashburton Place
Room 1311
Boston, MA 02108
Date published: August 4, 2022
Last updated: August 4, 2022
Image credits:  Office of the Inspector General
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