In response to Governor Baker’s executive order declaring a state of emergency and because of our commitment to public health and safety, we will not be holding in-person classes through December 31, 2020. We continue to convert our classes to an online Blackboard® learning management system platform. Our fall semester schedule is now available.
Please register and pay online for our classes. If you are unable to pay online, then please use the MCPPO Fall Registration Form for September - December classes and mail in your payment. Please note that we cannot complete your registration until we receive payment. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in class.
If you need to renew your MCPPO designation or MSBA-related certificate, but have been unable to take the required classes or earn continuing education credits because of the state of emergency, don’t worry. We have extended all deadlines until October 31, 2020. If you need an additional extension or have other concerns please notify us at MA-IGO-Training@mass.gov if you require this accommodation.
Since the current situation could change, we will keep you updated about any schedule changes. We are committed to fulfilling our mission to provide high-quality education related to detecting and preventing fraud, waste and abuse. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this together.
The MCPPO program has classes that will benefit a wide range of public officials, including anyone with responsibility for public procurement, contracting for public works and building projects, contract management or oversight, or auditing in Massachusetts, such as:
-Procurement officials and staff
-Superintendents, school business officials and staff
-Public works directors and staff
-Housing authority officials
-Architects and engineers performing public work
-Department heads, contracting officers and staff
Current class schedule - Registration closes two weeks before a class starts
Please see the MCPPO Program Class Cancellation and Attendance Policy before registering.
Please see the MCPPO Online Class Technical Specifications before registering.
Blackboard login information will be emailed to registrants before a class starts.
MCPPO Designation Classes
Public Contracting Overview
November 4, 5, 6, 2020
December 15, 16, 17, 2020
Supplies and Services Contracting - Eight-week Self-paced Online Class
October 5 - November 29, 2020 CLOSED
November 30 - January 24, 2021
Design and Construction Contracting
October 27, 28, 29, 2020
December 8, 9, 10, 2020
Recertification for MCPPO
November 17, 18, 2020
Certification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers
November 12, 13, 19, 20, 2020
Advanced Topics: Fall
October 23, 2020 CLOSED
Construction Management at-Risk Under M.G.L. c. 149A
October 22, 2020 CLOSED
Cybersecurity 101: Addressing Threats to Local Government
November 10, 2020
Financial Statement Fraud Training
October 29, 2020
Invitations for Bids & Requests for Proposals
October 20, 2020 CLOSED
Real Property Transactions Under M.G.L. c. 30B - Five-week Self-paced Online Class
November 16 - December 20, 2020
Spotlight on Schools
December 3, 2020
Story of a Building Online
Marlborough Elementary School
December 4, 2020