The Virginia Institute of Procurement (VIP) operates under the auspices of the Department of General Services, Division of Purchases and Supply and delivers procurement education to public procurement professionals. VIP’s Virginia Contracting Officer Certification Program currently offers professional certification at three levels:
• Virginia Contracting Associate Officer (VCA)
• Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO)
• Virginia Contracting Master Program (VCM)
Participation in the program is voluntary and open to employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia and employees of other public bodies who meet the eligibility criteria of the certification level they pursue. Click the VCA, VCO, or VCM certification link to view the eligibility criteria.
VIP also offers Continuing Education classes that satisfy the recertification hours required every five years for the certification programs above.
Virginia Contracting Associate Certification Program
This course covers, procurement ethics, resources, methods, evaluating, e-procurement,
contract administration, compliance, surplus property, small purchase card
Virginia Contracting Officer Certification Program
The VCO Program focuses on complex procurement using adult learning principles to enhance the students ability to transfer what they learned in the class to the job.