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   

   2019 Schedule of Classes
 

Virginia Contracting Associate Certification Program

VCA Certification Cost: $420 / VCA Exam Cost: $50

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

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP)

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                     

Exam:The certification exam is on the morning or afternoon of the 3rd day. 

Schedule:  Febuary 5-7, 2019        Class 1

                 Febuary 26-28 2019     Class 2

                 April 30-May 2, 2019  

                 May 7-9, 2019 

                 May 21-23, 2019 

                 August 6-8, 2019

                 August 20-22, 2019

                 October 1-2, 2019

                 December 3-4, 2019       

     

Virginia Contracting OfficeCertification Program

VCO Certification Cost: $1,260      VCO Exam Cost: $100

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

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP)

Class: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. except June 18th & September 17th, Start 12:30p.m.

Schedule:  1st Week    June 5-7, 2019

Schedule:  2nd Week   June 18-21, 2019

Exam Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Schedule:  1st Week    September 11-13, 2019

Schedule:  2nd Week   September 17-20, 2019

Exam Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP) 

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Schedule:  1st Week   March 18-21, 2019

Schedule:  2nd Week  April 8-11, 2019

Applications Due: December 31, 2018

VITA/DGS

Basic IT Procurement for Executive Branch Agencies

Certification Hours: 7

Cost: $ 140  

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

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP)

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Schedule:  August 28, 2019

 

APSPM Review

Certification Hours: 7

Cost: $ 140

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

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP)

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schedule:  April 24, 2019

                 August 14, 2019

DGS Forum

Schedule: November 17-20, 2019

 


 

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