Government Cost Estimating and Pricing

This online certificate provides training on government cost estimation proposal and evaluation cycles. It covers fundamentals of estimation using computer-based parametric estimates in compliance with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) required by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15. 

This program is perfect for...

  • Professionals seeking formal training in government cost estimation
  • Business managers, auditors, project managers, cost analysts, and others who are involved in government procurement
  • Professionals seeking to fulfill their continuing education requirements
  • Individuals desiring to pursue career paths in government contracts

What you can learn.

  • Statistical and parametric pricing, computer aided cost estimating
  • Pricing requirements imposed on government contractors by FAR
  • Best value and Sole Source contracting
  • Government acquisition processes, procurement cycles, and types of procurements

What our students say about our certificates.


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Curriculum Schedule

The six required courses in this program are offered sequentially, one course at a time. Contact the Engineering Department at (310) 825-4100 or et@uclaextension.edu to see which course is currently being offered in the series.

Completion Time: 1.5 years

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

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