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)

VCA List

• Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO)

VCO List

• Virginia Contracting Master Program (VCM)

VCM List

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.

 

Virginia Institute of Procurement   

   2020 Schedule of Classes
 

Virginia Contracting Associate Certification Program

VCA Certification 

Location: 1111 East Broad Street  
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP) 

Email: [email protected]

Start Time: 8:30 a.m.                     

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

Schedule:  March 3-5, 2020 

                  March 17-19, 2020

                  April 7-9, 2020

                  April 28-30, 2020

                  August 4-6, 2020

                  August 18-20, 2020

                  December 1-3, 2020

                  December 15-17, 2020

  

Virginia Contracting OfficeCertification Program

VCO Certification 

Location: 1111 East Broad Street 
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP) 

Email: [email protected]

Start Time: 8:30 a.m. except June 23rd  & September 25th, Start 12:30p.m.

Schedule:  1st Week    June 10-12, 2020

Schedule:  2nd Week   June 23-26, 2020

Exam Date:                  June 29-30, 2020

Schedule:  1st Week    September 16-18, 2020

Schedule:  2nd Week   Septermber 22-25, 2020

Exam Date:                  September 28-29, 2020

Virginia Contract Masters Certification Program

Day Program Certification Hours: 80

VCM Certification 

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

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP) 

Email: [email protected]

Start Time: Next Classes Will Be Held In 2021

Applications Due:  

Introduction to Negotiations

Certification Hours: 7

Location: 1111 East Broad Street  

Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP) 

Email: [email protected]

Start Time: 8:30 a.m.  

Schedule:  March 11, 2020

                  March 25, 2020

                  May 20, 2020

                  October 7, 2020

 VITA/DGS

Basic IT Procurement for Executive Branch Agencies

Certification Hours: 7

Location: 1111 East Broad Street  
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP) 

Email: [email protected]

Start Time: 

Schedule:  TBD

 

APSPM Review

Certification Hours: 7

Location: 1111 East Broad Street  

Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

Phone #: 804-225-4058 (VIP) 

Email: [email protected]

Start Time: 8:30 a.m. 

Schedule:  April 1, 2020

                 August 12, 2020

DGS Forum

Schedule: November 15-18, 2020

Supplier Connect: November 17, 2020

 


 

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