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Contracting Officer (Technical) Representative COR/COTR

Focus on the newest directions of Government acquisition!

Course Purpose

This COR/COTR certification course focuses on the newest directions of government acquisition including performance-based contracts, risk management, quality assessment plans and effective contract administration for resultsoriented contracts. Participants will be provided with the required information necessary for most DOD and federal civilian agency certifications. More importantly, participants will gain an understanding of the statutory and procedural requirements, the acquisition process and their role, determination of appropriate contract types, and the process for performance evaluations.


The COR/COTR process has never been as challenging as it is today, and acquisition personnel need the most up-to-date and effective training available.

Target Audience

All federal government COR/COTRs, or similar professionals that desire to stay current in their contract administration function and/or must complete a refresher course every two years to maintain their current certification.

AMCI offers volume discounts and discounts to government customers. Course prices listed are for Washington DC-based course offerings. Please contact AMCI for further information about our pricing or to receive a price quote for your organization's training needs.
Course Length: 3 Days
CLPs: 24
Cost: Call
  • Ensure that non-contracting personnel (excluding the GS-1100 series) assigned duties as Contracting Officer’s (Technical) Representatives (CORs/COTRs), Task Administrator, Cognizant Technical Officer (CTO), Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE), or other contractor oversight positions are fully aware of their specific responsibilities.
  • Provide the required training on responsibilities and limitations of authority for these personnel in headquarters and field activities.
  • Inform engineering/technical personnel of the complex and challenging responsibilities of contracting personnel (GS-1100 series) in carrying out the “law of the land” as embodied in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Provide non-contracting personnel a basic understanding of the statutory and procedural requirements of the FAR.
  • Emphasize the importance of teamwork between the technical/engineering community and the contracting community in order to effectively conduct the contracting process.
  • Raise the level of awareness among non-contracting personnel regarding their value and importance in the contracting process.
  • Overview of the Federal Government Acquisition Process
  • Legislation, Regulations and Policies
  • Understanding Federal Government Contracts and Contracting
  • The Contracting Officer and the COR/COTR - Legal & Ethical Roles
  • Duties & Responsibilities of the COR/COTR in Prescriptive & Performance-Based Environments
  • Delinquencies and Disputes
  • Contract Financial Management
  • Contract Close-Out

Contact Laurie Roberts at for more information or to schedule this or any of AMCI's other Project Management Certification courses.

Please Note: AMCI does not offer generic open-enrollment courses. We specialize in tailoring on-site training for each Federal agency or private-sector firm.

Please contact Laurie Roberts at to order any classroom course for delivery in your location.