COR 222 Contracting Officer’s Representative Course

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Course Description

This certified DAU-equivalent course is specifically designed for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) who are responsible for assuring that contractors are performing the technical portion of their job. COR 222 will provide CORs the breadth of knowledge required to perform their role, including knowledge related to COR roles and responsibilities, as well as fundamentals of contracting regulations, types, phases, and other elements; awareness of ethical, legal, and cultural factors that impact COR responsibilities; and information necessary to effectively evaluate situations, apply knowledge gained, and make correct decisions to carry out COR responsibilities and scenarios found in the contract planning, contract formation and contract administration phases.

Course Length: 5 Class Days
CLPs: 40 hours
Cost: Call
Students who successfully complete this AMCI equivalent course will be able to:
  • Recognize the duties, limitations and authority of the COR.
  • Identify key laws and regulations that address fraud, waste and abuse and ethical considerations in federal contracting
  • Recognize COR responsibilities in acquisition mission support planning
  • Recognize the COR responsibilities in the contract award process
  • Recognize the COR’s role in tracking contract expenditures
  • Recognize the COR’s role in tracking the contract schedule
  • Evaluate proposed changes under the contract so that the best interests of the government are protected
  • Recognize the importance of the COR as a representative of the Contracting Officer during performance of the contract
  • Review technical submittals to ensure compliance with statement of work and contract objectives
  • Describe the COR’s responsibilities in inspecting and accepting goods and services.
  • Given a contract action, identify the delegated technical functions for which the COR is responsible.
  • Describe the administrative duties of the COR as outlined in the delegation letter.
  • Identify the unique characteristics of a construction contract.
  • Identify the unique characteristics of contracts in major systems and R&D acquisitions.


Limited lecture/facilitated discussion; Research FAR and web sources; Reading assignments; Interactive activities; Case studies; Exercises; Homework** assignments
**The method of instruction used in FCN 190 is based on the Thayer method. The Thayer method is unique in that it requires students to teach themselves the material prior to class (as homework) and the instructor’s role is to explain the material in class if there are any questions. Further, students are held accountable for their learning by being assessed on a daily basis.

Target Audience

This course is designed for anyone currently serving as or training to become a Contracting Officer’s Representative.

Questions? Contact our training coordinator via email or phone at (202) 843.5447.

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