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Program Overview
Build a solid foundation in the governmentwide requirements, agency regulations, and grants management best practices you need to manage Federal dollars effectively. The Grants Management Certificate ProgramTM, with more than 6,300 graduates, sets the industry standard for comprehensive professional education in the grants field.

This program offers three tracks — for Federal awarding agencies, pass-through entities, and recipients of Federal awards — to meet the needs of specific segments in the Federal grants community. Based upon information received from personnel in all areas of the grants community about typical job duties and tasks, this competency-based program was designed to parallel the skills and knowledge required on the job.

With essential core courses, a wide variety of electives, and the option to complete your training in live classroom locations across the country or online, the Grants Management Certificate ProgramTM allows you to build a curriculum that meets your specific requirements, interests, and goals.

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Additional Information

We highly recommend Grants Management Certificate ProgramTM graduates maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills by completing a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education annually by enrolling in Management Concepts annual Federal Grants Update course and our full curriculum offerings or conferences sponsored by the National Grants Management Association (NGMA), Grant Professionals Association (GPA), the Society of Research Administrators (SRA), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and other organizations serving grants professionals.

Please click on the tracks below to view core and elective courses for each track.

 

 

We are here to help you build the program that best meets your needs. Email your Certificate Program Administrator or call 888.545.8571 for more information.

Q. Can I receive Certificate Program credit for the courses I took before I signed up?
Yes, you may count courses taken up to one year prior to submitting your Letter of Intent, as long as you met the requirement for full attendance and passed the final exam (if applicable).

Q. May I enroll in more than one Certificate Program track?
Yes, but be aware that special conditions apply to candidates working on multiple certificates. You may reuse core courses for credit in more than one track. However, you may not count the same course as both a core course in one track and an elective in another track. You must earn a separate set of elective credits for each track.

Q. Do courses have to be taken in sequence to get Certificate Program credit?
No, but many courses have suggested prerequisites. For more details, please see our suggested sequence of courses here. The suggested prerequisites and follow-on courses are intended to assist students in designing a comprehensive program of study, where classes build on knowledge gained in previous classes.

Q. Can I get credit for a course if I buy the book and pass the exam?
No. To receive certificate program credit for any course, you must both fully attend the course and, in certain courses, also pass a final exam. Course materials are available only to attendees.

Q. Whom should I talk to if I need help choosing electives?
Upon enrolling in the program, you will be assigned an adviser. Your adviser can assist you in designing the program of study best suited to your job needs and career goals.

Q. Can I substitute other Management Concepts grants courses for core courses?
No. The core courses for each track were carefully designed to give students, whether in a business/financial position or a program position, a firm grounding in the basics of Federal grants.

Q. Do e-Learning versions of Management Concepts Grants and Assistance courses count for certificate program credit?
Yes, unless otherwise specified.

Q. What order should I take courses in?
We have a suggested sequence of courses webpage.

Q. May I transfer courses taken with other entities?
No.

Q. How much does the Certificate Program cost?
Program costs vary based on the courses you select and when you take them, as tuition prices are subject to change.

Q. If my organization contracts with Management Concepts for a private group training version of a course, can I receive Certificate Program credit? Yes, but only if the course is
Yes, but only if the course is conducted in its entirety, you fully attend, and you pass the final exam (if applicable). If your organization purchases an abbreviated version of the course, or substitutes material, you may not receive credit for the course.

Q. What type of students are enrolled in the Grants Management Certificate Program™?

GMCPTM candidates represent all segments of the grants community. Enrollees include employees from:

  • Federal Departments and Agencies
  • State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Transit Authorities
  • Police Departments
  • Human Services Departments
  • Zoos, Museums, and Aquariums
  • Hospitals
  • Research Institutes
  • Nonprofit Foundations
  • Community Health Centers
  • Fortune 500 Companies
  • International Relief Organizations

Q. After I complete the Program, how do I maintain my knowledge and skills?
We highly recommend that Grants Management Certificate Program ™ graduates maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills by completing a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education annually by enrolling in Management Concepts annual Federal Grants Update course and our full curriculum offerings, or seminars or conferences sponsored by the National Grants Management Association (NGMA), Grant Professionals Association (GPA), the Society of Research Administrators (SRA), National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and other organizations serving grants professionals.

 

  1. Choose the Certificate Program and/or Track (as applicable)

  2. Enroll in the program
    Submit your Letter of Intent online, by fax: 703.790.1371, or by mail
    Attn: Certificate Programs Office
    Management Concepts
    8230 Leesburg Pike
    Tysons, VA 22182

  3. Submitting this form enrolls you in the program but does not obligate you to take any courses.

  4. Select and register in the related courses
    Register online or call our Customer Service Department at 888.545.8571.

  5. Complete the program requirements
    See Additional Information section on individual program pages for full details.

  6. Graduate and receive your Certificate!
    To learn more about this Certificate Program, call 888.545.8571.

Management Concepts Certificate Programs are designed to help you develop the comprehensive knowledge and skills needed for highly competent performance and long-term success in your field. Our courses also may be used to meet requirements of other certifying bodies.

We offer more than 14 certificate programs and specialty tracks to suit your training and professional development needs. Choose the certificate program that best meets your professional needs:

  1. Career Enhancement
    Earning a Management Concepts certificate in your area of expertise demonstrates your ongoing commitment to, and investment in, your professional development and the success of your organization— a dedication and motivation greatly valued by high-performing organizations.

  2. Well-Rounded Curriculum
    Your job performance is reviewed for specific achievements, but also for overall skillsets and experience. Our certificate programs offer a blend of courses to develop those competencies, and provide experience through hands-on practice with real-world challenges.

  3. Personalized Programs
    Your job demands a unique set of skills. Our certificate programs offer a wide variety of elective courses, making it easy to match your curriculum to your specific requirements, interests, and goals. We provide guidance to help you develop a curriculum structured around your needs.

  4. Immediate Application
    Advanced instructional design techniques incorporate discussions, assessments, case studies, group exercises, and practical learning activities - enabling you to apply what you learn in class directly to your work environment.

  5. Current Topics and Comprehensive Materials
    Course topics and materials are continuously updated to reflect changes in the workplace and the latest industry best practices. Our course manuals serve as both in-class guides and post-course references.

  6. Dynamic Instructors
    The selection process for our facilitators is rigorous. They’re chosen for their subject matter expertise, as well as their engaging presentation skills and relevant real-world experience. As part of the Management Concepts team, they are dedicated to answering your questions and helping you achieve your career goals.

  7. Professional Recognition
    Upon completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement that signifies your knowledge and proficiency with requirements, procedures, and best practices in your subject area. This new level of accomplishment places you in an excellent position to advance your career.

  8. Peer Network
    As you complete your certificate program courses, you’ll meet and learn from other professionals in your field — people with similar career challenges and goals.


The National Grants Management Association (NGMA) recommends Management Concepts Grants Management Certificate ProgramTM as a valuable professional development tool for the grants community.

 

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