The Virginia Institute of Procurement (VIP) operates under the auspices of the Department of General Services, Division of Purchases and Supply and delivers procurement education to public procurement professionals. VIP’s Virginia Contracting Officer Certification Program currently offers professional certification at three levels:

• Virginia Contracting Associate Officer (VCA)

• Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO)

• Virginia Contracting Master Program (VCM)

Participation in the program is voluntary and open to employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia and employees of other public bodies who meet the eligibility criteria of the certification level they pursue.

VIP also offers Continuing Education classes that satisfy the recertification hours required every five years for the certification programs above.

VCA List 

VCO List

VCM List

Virginia Institute of Procurement   

   2018 Schedule of Classes
 

Virginia Contracting Associate Certification Program

3 Day Program / Certification Hours: 21

VCA Certification Cost: $400 / VCA Exam Cost: $50

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

 

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.          Exam: Between 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Schedule: February 21-22, 2018    Exam: February 23, 2018

Schedule: March 14-15, 2018        Exam: March 16, 2018

Schedule: April 11-12, 2018           Exam: April 13, 2018

Schedule: April 25-26, 2018           Exam: April 27, 2018

Schedule: July 11-12, 2018            Exam: July 13, 2018

Schedule: August 15-16, 2018       Exam: August 17, 2018

Schedule: November 28-29, 2018  Exam: November 30, 2018

Schedule: December 12-13, 2018  Exam: December 12-13, 2018

Virginia Contracting Associate VCA Plus

2 Day Program / Certification Hours: 14

VCA Plus Cost: $250       

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
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Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Schedule: April 14-15, 2018 

Schedule: November 14-15, 2018  

Virginia Contracting OfficeCertification Program

7 Day Program / Certification Hours: 42

VCO Certification Cost: $1,000 / VCO Exam Cost: $100

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

  

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Schedule:  1st Week  June 6-8, 2018

Schedule:  2nd Week  June 19-22, 2018

Exam Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Exam: June 25 or 26, 2018


Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Schedule:  1st Week  August 1-3, 2018

Schedule:  2nd Week  August 7-10, 2018

Exam Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Exam: August 13 or 14, 2018

Virginia Contract Masters Certification Program

Day Program Certification Hours: 80

VCM Certification Cost: $2,500

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

 

VCM Summit: Spring TBA 

Applications Due: December 31, 2018

Schedule:  2019 

Contract Management Program

Certification Hours: 14

Cost: $ 250    

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

 

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schedule: March 7-8, 2018

Schedule: December 5-6, 2018


VITA/DGS

Basic IT Procurement for Executive Branch Agencies

Certification Hours: 7

Cost: $ 125    

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

 

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Schedule:   August 22, 2018 


APSPM Review

Certification Hours: 7

Cost: $ 125    

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

 

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Schedule:  May 2, 2018  

Schedule:  November 7, 2018  

DGS Forum

Schedule: October 21-24, 2018

 


 

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