Federal Acquisition—Government Contracting Certificate Online

The undergraduate Federal Acquisition—government contracting certificate online—prepares individuals for positions in government contracting. It provides students with the necessary skills and abilities to successfully use the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to develop acquisition strategies, substantiate contracting decisions, evaluate proposals and awards, and manage and close out contracts.

  • Schedule & Format

    • Part Time
    • Online
    • 18 Undergraduate Credits / 6 Courses

    On average, students take two courses a term, including the summer, to complete this government contracting certificate online in 12 months.

    Annual Course Schedule

  • Available Online

    When you enroll in an online course, you'll find support and collaboration every step of the way. Our goal is to deliver an exceptional student experience wherever you are. 

    Learning Online

  • Admission Requirements

    Individuals with a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent are invited to apply.

    Fall: July 1
    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1

    Admission Details

  • Tuition

    Estimated Cost of Certificate
    In State: $7,290
    Out of State: $15,876

    Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.

    Eligible for Active Duty Military Rate of $250 per credit hour (in state and out of state)

    Tuition Details

Who Should Enroll?

The Certificate in Federal Acquisition is ideal for individuals changing careers, veterans, or recent college graduates interested in gaining additional professional development with a government contracting certificate online. Graduates often seek rewarding and highly competitive government positions. 

The Certificate in Federal Acquisition is a key component to attaining Level I Contracting Certification, and therefore positions students to work for either a civilian or Department of Defense (DOD) agency.  See the FAQ to learn more Level I Certification. 

Student Stories

Our students and alumni can tell you about the impact our degrees and certificates have had on their lives and careers.
Molly Mimier

Molly Mimier

Relevant material, relevant program

Molly Mimier knew she needed to acquire more skills to fulfill her passion for helping others. She earned two certificates--Project Management and Procurement and Contracts Management and spent time working in Peru helping to protect the environment.

Carl Schwab

Carl Schwab

Leads his team with confidence

Carl Schwab oversees an eight-person project management office for the Navy Federal Credit Union, the world's largest credit union. The Certificate in Project Management helped Carl pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. He now attributes his success and credibility within his organization to the program.