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Federal Government Studies Certificate

Gain greater skills, confidence, and professional recognition.

 

These courses and webinars are designed to provide the Asset Management professional with the most current and up-to-date training information related to the US Government in the area of Asset Management.

 

The Certificate is awarded to the participant who successfully completes 10 CEUs within 24 months.

 

Qualifying Training

Classroom Courses 
(Note:  Classroom Courses are available for on-site training)

  • 100 Worst Mistakes to Make in Property Management
    A great refresher course for seasoned professionals who can draw on the mistakes of others. For new professionals, the course will provide the framework and examples to ensure common mistakes can be avoided.     4.0 CEUs
  • Basic Government Property Management - Federal
    This five-day course presents a detailed analysis of life cycle asset management in government property systems. In addition to the fundamentals of property management and the regulatory requirements of property management; this course includes an overview of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other appropriate regulations used in federal government procurement of supplies and services.     4.5 CEUs
  • CPPA Certification Review & Testing
    The NPMA Certification Program is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance individual performance for those who demonstrate a high level of competence that is essential to the practice of property management.     3.0 CEUs
  • CPPM Certification Review & Testing
    Through dynamic instruction, vigorous study, and the NPMA Testing Program, you’ll earn the recognition you deserve as a qualified property professional.     2.0 CEUs 
  • CPPS Certification Review & Testing
    The certification courses cover all property management categories from pre-acquisition to disposition.     3.0 CEUs
  • Effective Disposal Methods of Personal Property
    This class covers all aspects of property disposal, including regulations and methods to use for donations, excessing and disposal.     4.0 CEUs
  • Inventory Methods and Techniques
    Class presentations and discussions will focus on the various methods that may be used to perform inventories and the benefits an effective inventory can have on the overall property control system.     3.0 CEUs 
  • ISO 55000:  Overview, Principles and Terminology
    This course will cover the details of the first of the three Standard documents, ISO 55000, Asset management – Overview, principles and terminology.     1.0 CEU 
  • ISO 55001:  Requirements and Application
    This course will cover the details of two of the three Standard documents, ISO 55001, Asset management – Management systems – Requirements and ISO 55002, Asset management – Managements systems – Guidelines for the application of ISO 55001.     3.0 CEUs
  • Managing Subcontracts
    Government regulations require contractors to establish and maintain processes for the control and accountability of government property in the possession of subcontractors. To satisfy these regulatory requirements, individuals responsible for subcontract property control processes must have an understanding of the contractual property control requirements.     3.5 CEUs
  • UII and Non-UII GFP
    The course will provide the guidance and practical knowledge that contractors need to accomplish the initial report submittal to the IUID Registry and recognition of trigger events for subsequent reporting.     2.0 CEUs
  • Disposition Through PCARSS
    The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) has a web application for government agencies to screen excess property for reuse called Plant Clearance Automated Reutilization Screening System (PCARSS).    5.0 CEUs
  • DEMIL
    This 3-Day course covers DoD demilitarization (DEMIL) policies and programs that are applicable to U.S. Munitions and Commerce Control List Items.     3.0 CEUs

 

On-Line Courses

  • Acquisition
    This course provides understanding of the process of acquisition, that is, the getting or gaining of items of property needed to meet business objectives.     1.0 CEU

  • Effective Benchmarking Skills
    When you have completed this course you will be able to define the key concepts associated with Benchmarking Skills.     1.0 CEU

  • Effective Meetings
    Explains the key concepts associated with effective meetings.     1.0 CEU

  • Federal Contract and Grant Property Administration
    This class provides comprehensive coverage of the critical aspects for the administration of contracts and grants with government property.      1.0 CEU

  • Federal Property Disposal of Items Requiring Special Handling
    The Government handles a diverse number of items and products in its day-to-day operations. Eventually most of these find their way into the utilization and disposal process. Some of these items, because of their peculiar nature or their potential influence on public health and safety on the environment, on national security, or on private industry, must be disposed of in other than a normal fashion.     1.0 CEU

  • Maintenance
    Provides an understanding of the importance of an organizations responsibility to keep physical assets in proper working order.     1.0 CEU

  • Movement and Transfer Orders
    How to effectively track movement and transfers throughout the property life cycle of assets is one of the most challenging aspects of property management.     1.0 CEU

  • Physical Inventory
    An understanding of the role of the physical inventory is to ensure that the assets recorded in the property system physically exist, to determine if unrecorded or improperly recorded transactions have occurred, and to identify any excess, defective, or obsolete assets on hand.     1.0 CEU

  • Presentation Skills
    Understand and be able to deliver excellent presentations with creative persuasion that influences others.     1.0 CEU

  • Property Disposition
    This course will demonstrate ways to manage excess property that are cost-efficient and maximize return on investment.     1.0 CEU

  • Property Management
    An important course, if you work in property management, supply-chain, logistics, quality assurance, contract management, procurement, subcontract administration, program management or internal auditing.     1.0 CEU

  • Receiving and Identification
    Provides information concerning the receipt to the purchasing, accounts payable, property management, inventory management, transportation/delivery, and ordering functions.             
    1.0 CEU

  • Requirements Determination
    Requirements determination and the capital budgeting process provide the property manager with an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the organization's financial health.     1.0 CEU

  • Utilization and Consumption
    This course will help property personnel to use utilization and consumption programs to improve their organization’s efficiency, effectiveness and bottom-line performance. Additionally, the effective reutilization or redeployment of assets allows organizations to maximize their return on assets and capital funding.     1.0 CEU

Webinars

  • Actions to Reduce Lost Property
    This webinar covers the action steps for reducing lost property.  Understanding the potential risks for lost property is an important first step.     0.5 CEU
  • Federal Property Accountability - From the Law to the General Ledger
    As a federal personal property professional, you will want to get the low-down on property accountability from the expert. The laws and regulations that require property management and accountability for the property owned by the American people will be covered.     0.5 CEU
  • Finance, Procurement and Property Management:  A Total Team Effort
    The discussion is a journey that explores requirements of Finance, Procurement, and Property Management disciplines and what property managers can do to establish and nurture a total team effort to ensure their agency is at the top of their game in achieving a qualified audit opinion.     0.5 CEU 
  • Government Furnished Property Record Establishment in the DoD
    The current status of DoD efforts to update and establish property records by use of the IUID Registry and other data collection efforts will be presented in this session.     0.5 CEUs
  • ISO 55000 Asset Management Systems:  What Is It and Why Should I Care?
    Have you heard the “buzz” about the expected release of ISO Standard 55000, Asset Management Systems? This webinar will answer your questions about what the Standard contains, the latest schedule and why you and your company should care.     0.5 CEU
  • Loss of Government Property and Reporting
    How and when to report a Loss of Government Property and when to report a loss to the Government will be reviewed in this session, including a step-by-step process.     0.5 CEU
  • Managing Subcontractors:   Yes, there IS an Easy Way!
    This session will cover some basic concepts in dealing with subcontractors beginning with the Statement of Work through disposition of property at a subcontractor's facility.     0.5 CEU
  • Overview of Federal Laws and Regulations (coming soon)                                           
  • Physical Inventory Standard ASTM E2132 (coming soon)
  • Property in "FAR out" Places (It's not just Part 45)
    This session will examine FAR and DFARS requirements related to Government property as well as a variety of other regulations and DoD policies that impact or are related to Government "contract" property.  Where common knowledge leads one to FAR Part 45 and the Government Property Clauses in Part 52--there are NUMEROUS requirements STREWN throughout OTHER FAR and DFARS parts and clauses.      0.5 CEU
  • Streamlining Solutions for UID Compliance
    This webinar reviews the policy guidelines and requirements for UID, including: (1) UID policy background and highlights, (2) Technology for item marking and registration, (3) Steps to compliance, and (4) Best practices in property management going forward.     0.5 CEU

  • The New FAR Liability Requirements
    This webinar first briefly reviews the Full risk of loss provision (Alt. I to 52.245-1) then focuses more closely on the Limited Risk of Loss provision under Paragraph (h) of 52.245-1.     0.5 CEU

  • What the Government is Teaching its Auditors about Auditing Your Property Management System (coming soon).     0.5 CEU

  • When is a Loss a Loss? (coming soon).     0.5 CEU

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