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Requirements for Standard Contract Management/Procurement Training


    Must be procurement and/or contract management related training, such as:
    • Discussion Forums
    • Webinars/videos
    • College courses regarding procurement/contract management
    • Meetings of Procurement Agencies, Organizations, Committees, or Councils
    • Training from procurement and/or contract management National Organizations
    • Conferences/Seminars

Other sources of contract management training include colleges, universities, state agencies and not-for-profit educational groups such as those listed below.

In addition to any continuing education courses offered by the TPASS, we suggest the following courses:


College level courses related to procurement activities.

Any of these qualified college courses of three semester hours or more will satisfy the annual continuing education requirement of at least 24 hours. Academic classes such as:

  • Accounting (e.g., general accounting, cost accounting, managerial accounting)
  • Communication (e.g., written communication, public speaking, organizational communication)
  • Computers (e.g., management information systems, data processing)
  • Contracts (e.g., contract administration, contract negotiations, contract management, cost and price analysis)
  • Economics (e.g., managerial economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics)
  • Ethics (e.g., business ethics)
  • Finance (e.g., business finance, governmental finance, financial management)
  • Law (e.g., business law, contract law, legal environment of business)
  • Management (e.g., organization theory, organ. behavior, public admin., project mgmt., corporate policy)
  • Personnel (e.g., personnel management, performance appraisal, employee development)
  • Purchasing/Materials Management (e.g., purchasing management, materials management, inventory control)
  • Quantitative Methods (e.g., business statistics, quantitative analysis, production operations management)
  • Transportation (e.g., physical distribution, traffic management, logistics)