COR Level II Training – COR Certification

40 Hours/40 CLPs

Current Federal Government COR competency and certification requirements are prescribed by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) per its Memorandum entitled: Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR), dated September 6, 2011, and are implemented through the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) for Federal civilian agencies.

FAC-COR has three levels of certification (Levels I, II, and III) with varying requirements for training, experience, and continuous learning; this course satisfies the 40 hours of training required for the initial COR Level II certification. This Centre course is FAI-certified and addresses all of the COR II competencies prescribed by OFPP/FAI.

This five-day (40 hour) course defines the COR roles and responsibilities that play a vital role in acquiring equipment, systems, and support services by contract for the Federal Government. CORs prepare the work statement; evaluate proposals; recommend source selection; and, as the appointed COR, review, guide and direct the contractor’s performance. Program success relies upon their informed and timely input. Effective contracting requires that technical personnel possess and correctly apply technical and administrative skills. Most technical personnel become involved in acquisitions because of their technical expertise. This course looks to improving agency acquisitions and contractor performance by enhancing their knowledge and practical application of Federal contracting principles.

This course consists of the following elements: Agenda, Participant Manual, PowerPoint Slides, Lecture, Discussion, Practical Exercises, and Discussion Scenarios.

Course Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify their responsibilities in the acquisition process and applicable requirements from the FAR and Agency policy.
  • Address key elements of acquisition planning including market research, competition, source selection, contract type, use of indefinite delivery contracts, cost estimating, funding, special considerations for service contracts, logistical considerations, Government-furnished property and information, and security.
  • Recognize authorized limitations on full and open competition; develop a justification for other than full and open competition, and support small business set-aside goals and programs.
  • Prepare a performance-based work statement, source selection criteria, and technical proposal instructions.
  • Observe solicitation constraints including communication with prospective offerors, disclosure of information, and confidentiality.
  • Understand their input to the source selection process including the technical evaluation plan, evaluating proposals and reaching an agreement, cost realism and best value analysis, and source selection.
  • Plan for quality and schedule assurance, select the appropriate remedy for nonconforming or delinquent performance, and prepare contractor performance evaluation reports.
  • Support timely execution of contract modifications and avoid unauthorized changes.
  • Provide timely technical direction within the scope of the contract requirements.
  • Review payment requests and provide timely feedback.
  • Know and appreciate standards of procurement ethics including areas of proscribed conduct under the Procurement Integrity Act and criminal conflict of interest statutes.


  • Chapter 1: Evolution of the COR
  • Chapter 2: Ethics, Honesty, and Fair Dealing
  • Chapter 3: The Acquisition Landscape
  • Chapter 4: Acquisition Planning
  • Chapter 5: Special Considerations for Service Contracts
  • Chapter 6: Performance-Based Acquisition
  • Chapter 7: The COR’s Role in Contract Award
  • Chapter 8: Contract Administration and Oversight
  • Chapter 9: Communication and Documentation
  • Chapter 10: Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Chapter 11: Contract Financing Arrangements
  • Chapter 12: Disputes, Claims, and Appeals
  • Chapter 13: Contractor Performance
  • Chapter 14: Contract Changes and Modifications
  • Chapter 15: Payment and Invoicing
  • Chapter 16: Contract Closeout


Book now!

Course Number: GV49


No classes are currently scheduled. Please contact us to inquire about availability or booking an on-site class.