CEPE's Construction Contracting Certificate Program

Are you a procurement professional looking to enhance your knowledge of construction contracting? Are you a project manager that seeks to work more effectively with your procurement team? 

About This Program
Organizations are continually entering into contracts for construction projects to build and renovate everything from commercial buildings to major highways. This certificate, designed for those in the public or private construction contracting arena, covers many facets of the bidding and contract award processes.

This unique program examines topics such as competitive bidding, contract administration, and program management. Contracts for both design and construction are discussed. Participants may apply continuing education hours earned from these courses to the Institute for Supply Chain Management Certified Professional in Supply Management and the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.

Who Should Attend
This program is for anyone who has a role in the construction contracting process, including procurement and contracting professionals, prime contractors and subcontractors, project managers, and engineers.

What You’ll Learn
Upon completion of this program, students will have gained the knowledge to:

  • Identify key contractual relationships involved in construction contracting;
  • Understand how the law applies to public bidding practices;
  • Use key terminology when bidding, awarding, and managing construction contracts;
  • Understand the laws that apply to architectural and engineering services;
  • Learn the nuances of negotiating the best deal possible for design services;
  • Be familiar with alternative methods of construction.

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Courses may be taken individually and in any order unless otherwise noted.
If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. A recommended sequence is below.

  • CC401: Introduction to Construction Contracting
    • Gain a comprehensive overview of the construction contracting process, including basic structures of prime and subcontracts, and the generally accepted practices of competitive bidding.
  • CC402: Contracting for Design Services
    • Learn about architectural and engineering (A/E) services, including selection methods and the role of the A/E during the planning, construction, and contract administration phases of a project.
  • CC403: Construction Contracting Tools
    • Understand the benefits and challenges of the design-bid-build process, and gain knowledge of various tools and techniques to ensure a successful project.
  • CC404: Alternative Construction Methods
    • Learn about various methods of construction project delivery and contracting, and examine advantages and disadvantages of each.

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  • In person at the Center for Executive and Professional Education
  • Once per year (Spring)
  • Four, 15-hour classes (2 days each class, 8:00am - 4:30pm). The program can be completed in as little as one term but must be completed within three years.
  • Full certificate cost: $1,996

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