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COVID-19 and Updates on FPS Courses and Events
Some previously scheduled classroom courses and weeklong events from mid-March through May 31 are being offered as Virtual Courses beginning in April. Check our schedule often; we’re constantly adding more.

FPS is planning to move forward with all FPS classroom courses and weeklong events scheduled for June, 2020 and beyond - see website. We want to emphasize that our future plans are incumbent upon the safety and well-being of our customers, staff, and vendors.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS FROM FEDERAL PUBLICATIONS SEMINARS

Develop new skills; build expertise in specialized areas to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base. 

Building on FPS’ reputation of excellence in government contracts training, Federal Publications Seminars offers ten certificate programs, including three brand new FPSOnline Certificates. Focused on building a competitive advantage through high quality courses taught by leading faculty, these certificates signify your depth of knowledge and skills in these high-value areas of government contracting. 

FPS Classroom Certificate Programs 

FPS 'classroom' certificate programs are comprised of one or more required courses, generally 3-4 elective courses, and a capstone/advanced course. See below for classroom certificate programs in seven areas of government contracting.

New! FPSOnline Certificate Programs

FPS announces three new Online Professional Development Certificates:

Click on any one of the certificate programs below for more information or you can also call 888.494.3696.

FPS Certificates
Our game-changing Cybersecurity in Government Contracting (CyberContractingT) Certificate program is offered two times a year, at the Cybersecurity in Government Contracts Institute in either La Jolla, CA or Washington, DC. Each of five day-long courses are designed to give you a baseline level of knowledge for critical organizational assignments in strategic operational planning, proactive measures, deterrence initiatives in cybersecurity and immediate application on the job and in practice.
FPS is often recognized as the gold standard in government contracts training. Three required courses focused on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) achieve the highest standard of excellence in training. The FAR Certificate will demonstrate your outstanding skill and competency and will serve as a valuable credential.
The FPS Federal Government Acquisition and Contract Management Certificate demonstrates that you have completed a series of courses; a rigorous number of hours of progressively comprehensive programs in government contracting.
This specially tailored certificate program is devoted to the unique rules, problems, practices, and demands of government contract accounting matters, and is designed especially for professionals focused on accounting, audits and finance - and also compliance, internal controls, and risk management.
The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a rule in 2012 that requires contractors to have up to six adequate business systems in order to comply with government contract reviews and audits. This certificate program focuses on Business Systems Audits and Compliance. It provides an in-depth analysis of the six business systems that have been identified for comprehensive auditing reviews and the elements of those systems.
The FPS International Government Contracting Certificate program will give you a practical, thorough and insightful range of skills in the important discipline of international government contracting. Required and elective courses will give you a solid understanding of U.S. laws related to global commerce and how to comply with the federal government's rules and regulations.
FPS Technical Data and Intellectual Property Certificate Certificate program effectively blends detailed instruction with practical, hands-on exercises that are designed to explain and reinforce the complex legal rules and requirements relating to software, IT services and intellectual property in U.S. government contracts.
The Federal Publications Seminars (FPS) Professional Development in Foundational Government Contracting certificate program is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to personnel who are newly assigned to the government contracting team - or small and medium businesses who've been awarded government contracts - with a detailed understanding of the federal procurement process. In addition, you will gain a solid understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and learn how to apply it in real world situations.
This specially tailored FPSOnline certificate program is devoted to the unique rules, problems, practices, and demands of government contract accounting matters, and is designed especially for professionals focused on accounting, audits and finance - and also compliance, internal controls, and risk management. Our course developers and instructors remain on the cutting edge of current events, regulatory changes and other important issues that significantly effect government contracting professionals.
The Federal Publications Seminars (FPS) Professional Development Masters in Government Contracting certificate program is designed for those who are already well experienced in government contracting procurement. You will gain a solid understanding of the statutes and case laws that provide context to manage complex government contracts. The foundation of courses included in this certificate curriculum are their exceptional faculty. You'll analyze areas which have not been fully explored; consider problems to which there may be no immediate, definite answers; and propose strategies that can directly affect your activities.