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.

Registration for the Spring 2023 semester is closed. A new schedule will be announced soon.

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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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.

Additional Resources

MCPPO Designation and Designation Renewal Classes

PCO, SSC, DCC and MCPPO Designation Renewal Schedule

Class name


Public Contracting Overview

(Note: Required for the Charter School Certification)

June 6, 7, 8, 2023 - Registration is closed (FULL).

Design and Construction Contracting (Blended)

Part 1: April 24 - May 28 (Self-paced) - Registration is closed (FULL).

Part 2: June 13, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Supplies and Services Contracting

June 5 - July 9 (Self-paced) - Registration is closed (FULL).

MCPPO Designation Renewal (Blended)

Part 1: May 22 - June 11 (Self-paced) - Registration is closed (FULL).
Part 2: June 15, 2023 (1-day webinar)

Certification and Recertification Classes

School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers

Class name


School Project Designers and
Owner's Project Managers Certification

No session.

School Project Designers and
Owner's Project Managers Recertification

No session.

MCPPO Electives

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 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 and we will have one our staff arrange a virtual meeting with you.

MCPPO Calendar


Date published: August 4, 2022
Last updated: May 31, 2023
Image credits:  Office of the Inspector General

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