Graduate Certificate in Government Contracting

Important Announcement

Due to curriculum changes by DAU in its contracting courses,Webster University's equivalency for DAU CON courses expires June 30, 2013. Starting with the Summer 2013 term classes, only equivalencies with DAU CON 100 and DAU CON 216 will be recognized.

Webster University is working diligently with DAU to establish equivalencies with the current Level I and II DAU CON classes. At this time there is no timetable as to when that task will be completed. When equivalency is completed, that information will be announced immediately.


Government Contracting Certificate Program

The certificate program in government contracting is designed to provide a comprehensive background in government contracting. The curriculum requires 18 credit hours of specialized courses in contracting, acquisitions management, pricing, negotiations, and procurement law. This program can be beneficial for someone new to the contracting field who wants to learn the basics about the contracting process or for the more experienced contractor looking to advance his or her contracting knowledge and skills.

Currently the Government Contracting certificate program also has equivalency with CON 100 (using PROC 5000, 5830 and 5840) and CON 216 (using PROC 5890). The courses can also be used to meet 18 hours of the 24-hour business requirement for federal certification in contracting (DAWIA and FAC-C certification). For federal certification purposes Webster courses must be completed with a grade of B or better.

All the certificate program courses must be completed through Webster University. Upon completion of the course requirements in good academic standing and filing a Petition to Graduate, the student will be awarded Webster University's Certificate in Government Contracting.

Government Contracting Certificate Program Requirements

Each of the 6 Government Contracting Certificate courses listed below must be completed in good academic standing to meet the requirements for the certificate. These courses can also be used to meet requirements for the MA in Procurement and Acquisitions Management (MA/PROC) degree, also shown below.

Government Contracting Certificate Courses Credit Hours Place in MA/PROC Degree
PROC 5000 Procurement and Acquisitions Management 3 Required
PROC 5830 Pricing 3 Required
PROC 5840 Negotiations 3 Required
PROC 5860 Government Contracting 3 Elective
PROC 5870 Pricing and Contract Integration 3 Elective
PROC 5890 Government Procurement Law 3 Elective
TOTAL 18 18/36 hours

Direct any questions about this certificate program to the DAU coordinator.


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Updated May 23, 2013