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Ethics for Contract Management Professionals
What does it mean to act ethically? This course explores organizational ethics, professional ethics, and character ethics and how they affect your contracting organization. Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 1 CPE/CLP | 1 Hour | $60 member/$70 non-member

Contract Types
The FAR lists over 15 contract types—each with different allocation of risk, incentive, and management requirements. This course provides an overview of each of these contract types. Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 1 CPE/CLP | 1 Hour | $60 member/$70 non-member

Intellectual Property
This course explains trademarks, patents, copyrights, and technical data rights as well as the laws and regulations governing intellectual property.  Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 1 CPE/CLP | 1 Hour | $60 member/$70 non-member

Subcontract Administration
This course provides an introduction to subcontract administration and its unique concepts and requirements.  Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 1 CPE/CLP | 1 Hour | $60 member/$70 non-member

Preparing to be a Leader
Preparing to be a Leader: The Seven C's of Leadership for Contract Managers - This course examines seven major factors of successful contract management leadership from an experienced, successful leader. Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 2 CPE/CLP | 2 Hours | $180 member/$225 non-member

30 Things Every Contractor Needs to Know about the FAR
This online course provides an orientation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). It is perfect for industry employees new to government acquisition and interested in forming a high-level knowledge baseline of the FAR.  Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 2 CPE/CLP | 2 Hours | $180 member/$225 non-member

Acquisition of Commercial Items
This course examines the ins and outs of commercial item acquisition, with a focus on speeding up the acquisition process, the evolution of National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAAs), and market research. Self-Paced | Course | Intermediate | 2 CPE/CLP | 2 Hours | $180 member/$225 non-member

Best Practices for Contract Closeout
This course will explore best practices in closing multiple types of contracts, covering such topics as indirect rates, flexibly priced contracts, audits, financial settlements, and record retention policies.  Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 2 CPE/CLP | 2 Hours | $180 member/$225 non-member

Best Practices for Preparing Responsive Proposals
This course explores a federal Request for Proposal (RFP), section by section, and discusses RFP requirements, clauses incorporated by reference, and strategies for effective proposal response.  Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 2 CPE/CLP | 2 Hours | $180 member/$225 non-member

Commercial IT Contracts: Bridging the FAR Gap
This course explores FAR-mandated clauses from the perspective of IT buyers and sellers.  Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 2 CPE/CLP | 2 Hours | $180 member/$225 non-member

Planning and Managing Contracts to Mitigate Performance Risk
This course will discuss specific tips for mitigating contractor performance risk and how to avoid common pitfalls that increase the risk of non-performance.  Self-Paced | Course | Beginner | 2 CPE/CLP | 2 Hours | $180 member/$225 non-member

Process and Principles of Interpreting Disputed Contracts
This course uses specific examples and cases to examine important considerations when interpreting disputed contracts, the interpretation process, and the principles that apply. Self-Paced | Course | Intermediate | 2 CPE/CLP | 2 Hours | $180 member/$225 non-member

Cost and Price Analysis: Requirements and Techniques
This recorded presentation covers the basic requirements and techniques for preparing an analysis as well as common roadblocks, pitfalls, and industry trends in preparing cost or price analyses. Self-paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 Minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

Navigating Multiple Accounting Systems
This recorded presentation explores some of the different cost accounting constructs employed by manufacturing and service companies. Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

Managing Risk through Contract Terms & Conditions
This recorded presentation describes risk management strategies and techniques to negotiate difficult terms and conditions. Self-Paced | Webinar | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

Understanding the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data Statute
This recorded presentation explores the requirements of the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data statute (formerly TINA) | Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 90 minutes | 1.5 CPE/CLP | $150 member/$150 non-member

Cybersecurity and the DFARS 252.204-7012 Clause
This recorded presentation gives an overview of DFARS cybersecurity rules that went into effect in 2018 and compliance strategies for prime contractors and subcontractors | Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

Fixed-Price Incentives: Are They Being Used Properly?
This recorded presentation explores the nature of fixed-price-incentive-fee (FPIF) contracts and the shift to this contract type—particularly contracts for professional services and sustainment efforts. | Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes $150 member/$150 non-member

Agile Acquisition and the Contract Management Role
This recorded presentation examines the impact of incorporating Agile software methodologies into acquisition packages and the impact on the contract manager’s role. |  Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

Issues with IP on Government Contracts and Grants
This recorded presentation explores the allocation of IP rights between the government and contractors and how this can drive proposal strategy, pricing, and programs. | Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

Essentials of the Mentor-Protege Program
This recorded presentation details the advantages that companies both large and small can obtain by participation in the government’s expanded mentor-protégé program. | Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

Pricing Contract Incentives
This recorded presentation covers the basic requirements and techniques for preparing an analysis as well as common roadblocks, pitfalls, and industry trends in preparing cost or price analyses. |  Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

Preparing for a CPSR/Audit - Hot Topics
This recorded presentation explores required contractor actions before, during, and after a CPSR—including the CPSR steps and the timelines for all parties involved. | Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

Maximizing Teaming Under SBA's Joint Venture Rules
This recorded presentation explores how small and large contractors can comply with and use to their advantage the U.S. Small Business Administration’s rules on joint ventures. | Self-Paced | Webinar | Intermediate | 90 minutes | 1.5 CPE/CLP | $150 member/$150 non-member

FAR/DFARS Update - Early 2020 Review
An update on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). | Self-Paced | Webinar | All levels | 1.5 CPE/CLP | 90 minutes | $150 member/$150 non-member

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