OIG Academy Schedule and Class Information

The OIG Academy is the training program of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). 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 summer classes opens July 1, 2024. All classes are online unless otherwise noted.

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

Registration closes two weeks before the class or training start date. The OIG Academy 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.

Most full-day trainings begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at approximately 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Each class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The OIG Academy 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 OIG Academy classes. Note that when registering for a class, the OIG will add your email to its mailing list but will not share it with outside entities.

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 applicable, your municipality may be eligible for the One Free Designee program.

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MCPPO Designation and Designation Renewal Classes

PCO, SSC, DCC and MCPPO Designation Renewal Schedule

Class name

Dates

Cost

Public Contracting Overview

(Note: Required for the Charter School Certification)

  • April 30 - May 2, 2024
  • June 12 - 14, 2024

Class time: 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$595

Design and Construction Contracting (Blended)

Blended webinar class dates: 

  • May 13 - June 18, 2024 and June 25, 2024 (1-day DCL class) - Registration is closed (FULL).
  • July 15 - August 20, 2024 and October 31, 2024 (1-day DCL class) - Registration opens July 1 2024.

$695

Design and Construction Contracting (Live 3-day DCC class) No session.

 

Supplies and Services Contracting
  • May 20 - June 24, 2024 - Registration is closed (FULL).
  • July 22 - August 27, 2024 - Registration opens July 1 2024.

Time: Self-paced 5-week class.

$595

MCPPO Designation Renewal (Blended)
  • May 20 - June 10, 2024 and June 20, 2024 (1-day ATU class)

$495

Certification and Recertification Classes

OIG Academy Electives

Class name

Dates

Cost

Advanced Topics
  • June 20, 2024

$200

Chapter 30B Exemptions and Exceptions No session.

$200

Chapter 30B Terms, Misconceptions
and Practices

No session.

$200

Construction Management at Risk No session.

$200

Contract Administration
  • June 21, 2024

$200

Cybersecurity 101  No session.  
Design and Construction Law Considerations
  • June 25, 2024 - Registration is closed (FULL).
  • October 31, 2024. - Registration opens July 1 2024.

$200

Diversity and Inclusion in Procurement No session.

$200

IFB and RFP Workshop 
  • April 25, 2024 - Registration is closed. 

$200

Making a Choice: Design-Bid-Build or Construction Management at Risk 
  • June 11, 2024 (8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

$99

Prequalification Under M.G.L. c. 149

No session.

$99

Prevailing Wisdom - Confronting Potential Pitfalls and
Applying Solutions on Prevailing Wage/Public Construction Projects
No session.  
Procurement Fraud No session.

$200

Public Building Project Procurement and Oversight Basics 
  • May 14, 2024 (8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

$99

Real Property Transactions
  • April 29 - May 20, 2024

$200

Running a Successful Procurement Office No session.  
Spotlight on Schools
  • May 7, 2024 (8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

$99 - each part

Story of a Building No session.  

OIG Academy Training Webinars

The OIG Academy 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.

OIG Academy Schedule of Training Webinars

Class name

Dates

Cost

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Training Free Training
  • July 9, 2024, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. - Registration opens July 1 2024.
Boards and Commissions:
Know Your Responsibilities
 Free Training
  • April 24, 2024 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - Registration is closed. 
Free
Chief Procurement Officer Responsibilities and Delegation Authority  Free Training
  • June 4, 2024, 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • August 20, 2024, 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Registration opens July 1 2024.
Free
Contract Administration Overview
  • May 23, 2024 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
  • August 28, 2024 (10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.) - Registration opens July 1 2024.
$29
Emergency Procurement
  • July 16, 2024, 10 a.m. -11 a.m. - Registration opens July 1 2024.
Fraud Awareness Free Training
  • July 23, 2024, 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. - Registration opens July 1 2024.
Free
How to Detect Fraud in Financial Statements No session.
How to Navigate an Investigation by an Oversight Agency No session.
IT Procurement: Hardware, Software and Cybersecurity No session.
Meaningful Public Involvement in the Budgeting Process July 30, 2024 (Time: TBD) - Registration opens July 1, 2024.
Prevailing Wage Law Enforcement  No session.
Prevailing Wage Law Overview Free Training No session.
Preventing Common Frauds and Scams Free Training No session.
Procurement Best Practices for Sewer Systems No session.
Procuring Legal Services and Working with Legal Counsel No session.
Promoting Procurement Diversity Using Chapter 30B

No session.

$29
Public Sector Ethics Free Training No session.
Revenue Contracts
 
  • August 7, 2024, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Registration opens July 1 2024.
Surplus Supply Disposition Practices Under Chapter 30B
 
  • August 14, 2024, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Registration opens July 1 2024.
Understanding Leadership
  • April 24, 2024 (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) - Registration is closed. 
$29
Vendor/Contractor Responsibility and Eligibility Determinations
 
No session.
Whistleblowing: Knowing Your Rights and Setting Your Expectations 
 
  • June 5, 2024 (2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
$15
Winter-Related Procurement
 
  • August 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Registration opens July 1 2024.

OIG Academy Advising Services

We offer advising services for our OIG Academy participants. 

The OIG Academy advising services can help active and potential OIG Academy participants choose their classes and navigate the designation application and renewal requirements. Our advisors can also assist with choosing which OIG Academy 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.

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Date published: August 4, 2022
Last updated: February 7, 2024
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