Training Opportunities for Federal Employees

GSA offers training to managers and employees of federal agencies working in a variety of areas. Available training includes web-based, self-teaching tools, nationwide on-site events, and annual conferences.

Contracts and acquisitions

Federal employees can learn how to purchase quality supplies and services at the best possible prices through these two learning centers:

  • GSA Schedules Training – Courses for contracting professionals seeking to strengthen their understanding of GSA Schedules. Topics include:
    • Using Multiple Award Schedules
    • Using GSA Schedules for Small Business Utilization
    • Section 863 Enhancing Competition
    • Blanket Purchase Agreements
    • Contractor Team Arrangements
    • State and Local Government Programs
  • Federal Acquisition Institute – Training and certifications specifically designed to develop the federal acquisition workforce, with both classroom and Web-based courses available.
  • IT Acquisition University – On-demand training portal where federal IT project managers and acquisition professionals can learn and earn continuous learning points (CLPs). Topics include:
    • Innovation
    • Emerging technology
    • Modernization
    • Acquisition

Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST)

  • Pre-Award Strategy (e.g., market research, developing a request for information)
  • Conducting the Award (e.g., writing your requirements, identifying relevant contracts, placing orders)
  • Post-Award (e.g., contract closeout, past performance ratings)
  • Emerging Market Trends

Technology management

Web managers and IT personnel can share ideas and learn ways to optimize websites through the following resources and events:

Purchase and travel charge cards

GSA SmartPay® Web-based training courses are designed to improve the efficient use of the charge card programs. Courses are targeted to program coordinators and employees.

Policy training

Various policy-related training opportunities are available for mail managers, aviation safety officers, and federal committee management officers:

Last Reviewed: 2022-10-18