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.

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MCPPO Designation and Designation Renewal Classes

PCO, SSC, DCC and MCPPO Designation Renewal Schedule

Class name

Dates

Public Contracting Overview

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 (Blended)

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

February 13 - March 19 (Self-paced)
April 24 - May 28 (Self-paced)
June 5 - July 9 (Self-paced)

MCPPO Designation Renewal (Blended)

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

March 14,15, 22, 23, 2023
May 10, 11, 17, 18, 2023

School Project Designers and
Owner's Project Managers Recertification
March 21, 2023
May 9, 2023
Charter School Procurement 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 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: September 2, 2022
Image credits:  Office of the Inspector General
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