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Public Construction Professional and Vendor Training - MCPPO

Designers, OPMs, vendors and others interested in public design construction projects are welcome to attend.

Both public and private sector individuals are welcome to attend and MCPPO program classes. Although most classes are geared towards public officials, anyone can benefit   from learning about the implementation of public procurement laws and the standards for fairness and transparency  important for any potential bidder or proposer Private sector attendees are also  eligible to earn the  MCPPO designations in addition to earning the School Project Designers and Owner’s Project Managers Certification.

School Project Designers and Owner’s Project Managers Certification

Our office, in conjunction with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), has developed a class to fulfill the MSBA’s requirements that the school project designer and the owner's project manager (OPM) on a state-assisted school construction project receive certification from the MCPPO program.  The purpose of the class  is to address many of the issues that might arise in connection with a school construction project and to discuss working with the MSBA. In addition to the MSBA, other state agencies/authorities and local jurisdictions may also require this certification for the project designer or OPM they place under contract.    

According to the MSBA regulations, the Designer shall certify . . . that the individual directly in charge of the (school building) project is certified in the MCPPO Program as administered by the Inspector General [See MSBA regulations at 963 CMR 2.12(6)] and the Owner's Project Manager shall certify . . . that the individual directly in charge of the (school building) project is certified in the MCPPO Program as administered by the Inspector General. [See MSBA regulations at 963 CMR 2.11(12)]

The four-day certification class for school project designers and owner's project managers is offered several times during the year. The class concludes with an exam.  

The certification earned by successfully completing the class is valid for three-years and must be submitted to an awarding authority and the MSBA to confirm eligibility for participation on a state-assisted public school construction project. To renew the certification, holders must take a recertification class every three years.

For more information and details on the course see School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers Certification.

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School Project Designers and Owner’s Project Managers Recertification

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) regulations require that designers and owner’s project managers on state-assisted school projects renew their MCPPO certification every three years. To meet this requirement for recertification, the MCPPO Program has a one-day class entitled School Project Designers and Owner’s Project Managers Recertification.  The class provides updates and reinforces key practices for successful collaboration with MSBA on public building projects.  There is no exam requirement.

For more details on the course see: School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers Recertification.

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