Learn to design and modify contracts and to effectively manage existing contracts and contracting relationships. Explore the principles of contract management for goods and services while learning to make responsible, sustainable business decisions. Understand the legal and financial aspects of contracts. Advance your contract negotiation skills as you learn how to actively negotiate contracts from both the buyer and seller perspective.
The growing profession of contract management is covered, including a wide range of job functions in the complex business of procurement and contracting.
- Contract professionals who deal with commercial and government organizations and wish to deepen their knowledge to further advance in their careers
- Administrative and operational staff personnel, procurement specialists, contract administrators, vendor managers, auditors and paralegals
- Individuals who wish to enter professions that require contract management skills
- Professionals who regularly deal with contractors, suppliers or contracts
Enrolling in Individual Courses
A limited number of spaces in each course may be available to professionals who do not intend to pursue the certificate.
Earning the Certificate
Unique to UW Tacoma is the ability to start a certificate with any course in the program - whether it starts Fall Term, Winter Term or Spring Term. You have two years from the start of your first course to complete the certificate program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, participants earn a Certificate in Contract Management from the University of Washington Tacoma and 105 hours or 10.50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Participants must meet the minimum standard of 80% for attendance and completion of coursework.
NOTE: As of Fall 2017, certificate program requirements will have changed to include the expanded "Contract Drafting" course section and the course "Governmental Contracting" has been updated to "Public and Private Contracting." Students that have applied to the program prior to April 2017 will need to contact the program manager for details regarding the completion of the program with the previous requirements. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
There is no application requirement for admission to this program. Two years of college and/or one year of work experience related to contracts is recommended.
For more information on English language proficiency see Standard Program Test Scores under “What Are the English Language Requirements for My Program” in International Student Eligibility.
Remaining 2018/2019 Courses
The university tuition exemption policy does not apply to this program. Fees and tuition are subject to change.