School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers Certification

This 4-day class meets the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s (MSBA) regulations, which require designers and owner’s project managers on public school projects to receive MCPPO training and certification.

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To assist you with earning a designation if you are a designer or OPM, we will apply the certification you earned towards the requirements you need to earn the MCPPO designation. Instead of taking all three classes, you can opt out of the Public Contracting Overview class and just take the Supplies and Services Contracting and Design and Construction Contracting classes. The class ends with a multiple-choice exam.

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

Class time:
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.




  • MSBA regulations
  • Overview of the public construction laws in Massachusetts
  • Role of the designer
  • Role of the owner’s project manager
  • Legal requirements for public contracts
  • Procuring building-design contracts
  • Unique bidding requirements for building contracts
  • Emergency contracts
  • Effective contract administration
  • Prevailing wage laws
  • Ethics laws and considerations
  • Public Records Law
  • Special issues in construction



One Ashburton Place
Room 1311
Boston, MA 02108
Last updated: August 19, 2022