Real Property Leasing Certification Program

This page contains information about the requirements for GSA's Leasing Certification Program (LCP) that begin on October 1, 2021. For LCP information through September 30, 2021, please review the requirements posted to the Legacy LCP page.

Background

The GSA Leasing Certification Program (LCP) is specially designed for Leasing Contracting Officers (LCOs) responsible for managing 10,000 leases across government. GSA established this program not only to meet requirements established through the OFPP Memorandum, "Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C)," but to recognize and support the unique role of LCOs.

The OFPP Memorandum requires that all contracting officers, regardless of series, be FAC-C certified in accordance with agency policy. Since leasing is not regulated in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the GSA Senior Procurement Executive (SPE) determined that a specialized Leasing Certification Program would be effective and germane to the professional development of the LCOs, and established the GSA Leasing Certification Program on October 1, 2015.

On January 27, 2021, GSA’s SPE Jeff Koses and Acting Assistant Commissioner for Leasing John Thomas signed a new memorandum [PDF - 294 KB] which implements updates to GSA’s LCP training curriculum. The GSA Acquisition Workforce Division and PBS Office of Leasing identified updates to the LCP curriculum based on current business practices and needs. The updated curriculum, consistent with LCP competency requirements, provides broader options for learning materials and reflects current needs for the program. Experience, education, and continuous learning requirements will remain unchanged. All existing LCP certifications will remain valid.

The new curriculum is effective on October 1, 2021 and applies to all LCOs, regardless of job series. The updated LCP curriculum also applies to federal agencies who have delegated lease acquisition authority from GSA. The 2021 LCP Memorandum can be found here [PDF - 294 KB] and includes Frequently Asked Questions. The 2015 LCP Memorandum and 2015 Acquisition Career Manager LCP Guide will be decommissioned on September 30, 2021. The 2015 Memorandum will continue to be available on the Legacy LCP page until October 1, 2021.

LCO Warrant Requirements

LCOs are required to obtain and maintain the LCP levels set forth below to be eligible for a leasing warrant.

Warrant Thresholds Certification Requirements
Level I - Basic Warrant LCP Level I
Level II - Simplified Warrant LCP Level I
Level III - Intermediate Warrant LCP Level II
Level IV - Senior Unlimited LCP Level III

LCP Experience and Education Requirements

The experience and education requirements for the LCP are set forth in the chart below.

Certification Level Experience Requirements Educational Requirements
LCP Level I One year of real property leasing experience commensurate with the GS-1170 qualifications standard Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or 24 semester hours of business credits
LCP Level II Two years of real property leasing experience commensurate with the GS-1170 qualifications standard Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or 24 semester hours of business credits
LCP Level III Four years of real property leasing experience commensurate with GS-1170 qualifications standard Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or 24 semester hours of business credits

LCP Training Requirements

The training requirements listed below are effective October 1, 2021. Personnel in the process of completing training requirements and who expect to obtain certification prior to October 1, 2021 should continue to follow the legacy curriculum posted to the Legacy LCP page.

Please note that there is no reciprocity for the new LCP Curriculum.

Level I | Level II | Level III

GSA Leasing Certification Program (LCP) Level I

Type of Training Training Requirement Training Hours Delivery Method
Other Certification Requirement FAC P/PM Certification is not required but is recommended
Leasing Training FCN 406 Lease Acquisition Training (LAT) 36 Instructor-led
FCN 407 Real Estate Law
- OR -
FCN 411 Federal Real Property Lease Law
40 Instructor-led
Project Management Training* FAC P/PM Training 130 Suite:
  • FPM 131 Fundamentals of Project & Program Management (32 CLPs)
  • FPM 132 Fundamentals of Contracting (24 CLPs)
  • FPM 133 Fundamentals of Business, Cost, Financial Management (24 CLPs)
  • FPM 134 Fundamentals of Leading Projects and Programs (16 CLPs)

96

Online and/or Instructor- led
- OR -
FAC P/PM Training 120 Suite:
  • FPM 120 Acquisition Fundamentals of Project and PM (40 CLPs)
  • FPM 120A Project Management Basics (20 CLPs)
  • FPM 120B Project Management and Project Lifecycle (22 CLPs)
82 Online and/or Instructor- led
Acquisition & Related Courses for Leasing CLM 003 Overview of Acquisition Ethics 2 Online
FAC 043 Ethics and Procurement Online Integrity for the Acquisition Workforce 1 Online
FAC 031 Small Business Programs 2.5 Online
HBS 428 Negotiating 2 Online
CLC 047 Contract Negotiation Techniques 2 Online
FAC 038 How to Integrate Green into Procurement 2 Online
CLC 004 Market Research 3 Online
CLC 065 Suspension and Debarment 1 Online

*If you already have a FAC P/PM certification in good standing and are working toward an LCP certification, you are exempt from taking the project management training at the commensurate level. This exemption particularly applies to those who attained the FAC P/PM through a legacy curriculum.

GSA Leasing Certification Program (LCP) Level II

Type of Training Training Requirement Training Hours Delivery Method
Other Certification Requirement FAC P/PM Certification is not required but is recommended
Leasing Training FCN 408 Cost and Price Analysis of Lease Proposals 40 Instructor-led
FCN 409 Techniques of Negotiating Real Property Leases 40 Instructor-led
Training on Construction Fundamentals** 16 As Applicable
Project Management Training* FAC P/PM Training 230 Suite:
  • FPM 231 Applications in Project Management (32 CLPs)
  • FPM 232 Applications in Contracting (24CLPs)
  • FPM 233 Applications in Business, Cost, Financial Management (24 CLPs)
  • FPM 234 Applied Leadership in Project and Program Management (16 CLPs)

96

Online and/or Instructor- led
- OR -

FAC P/PM Training 330 Suite:

  • FPM 331 Progressive Concepts in Program Management (32 CLPs)
  • FPM 332 Progressive Contracting Strategies for Programs (24 CLPs)
  • FPM 333 Progressive Business Cost & Financial Management (24 CLPs)
  • FPM 334 Progressive Leadership in Program Management (16 CLPs)
96 Online and/or Instructor- led
- OR -

FAC P/PM Training 370 Suite:

  • FPM 370 FAC P/PM Senior Level Introduction (2 CLPs)
  • FPM 371 FAC P/PM Senior Level Pre-Course Event (10 CLPs)
  • FPM 372 FAC P/PM Senior Level Resident Course (80 CLPs)
92 Online and/or Instructor- led
Acquisition & Related Courses for Leasing FFM BP3 - OR - FFM 406 Federal Budgeting Fundamentals 16 Instructor-led
HBS 426 Marketing Essentials 2 Online
Professional Skills Training Training on Leadership** 16 As Applicable

*If you already have a FAC P/PM certification in good standing and are working toward an LCP certification, you are exempt from taking the project management training at the commensurate level. This exemption particularly applies to those who attained the FAC P/PM through a legacy curriculum.

**Where the term “Training on …” is used in the updated curriculum, the workforce member has some discretion to complete any training course, in the specified competency, offered by a College/University or recognized educational institution or academic provider that meets or exceeds required training hours.

GSA Leasing Certification Program (LCP) Level III

Type of Training Training Requirement Training Hours Delivery Method
Other Certification Requirement FAC P/PM Certification is not required but is recommended
Leasing Training FCN 410 Real Estate Appraisal Principles 32 Instructor-led

Training on Construction Fundamentals**

8 As Applicable
Any Real Estate Finance and Marketing course offered by a College/University or recognized educational institution or academic provider that meets or exceeds required training hours 24 As Applicable
Professional Skills Training Training on Leadership Development** 32 As Applicable
CLC 045 Partnering 2 Online
HBS 424 Leading and Motivating 2 Online
CLC 044 Alternative Dispute Resolution 4 Online
HBS 440 Team Leadership 2 Online
HBS 407 Crisis Management 2 Online

**Where the term “Training on …” is used in the updated curriculum, the workforce member has some discretion to complete any training course, in the specified competency, offered by a College/University or recognized educational institution or academic provider that meets or exceeds required training hours.

Continuous Learning Requirements

The LCO must obtain 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) to maintain the certification in each two-year continuous learning period. The 2021 curriculum updates do not change this requirement.

Governmentwide Acquisition Career Management Systems

Delegated agencies should continue to certify their LCOs in the Federal Acquisition Training Application System (FAITAS) using existing procedures. After the federal civilian agencies transition from FAITAS to Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), applications for the LCP must be processed via CSOD. The GSA LCP will be available and accessible by LCO candidates across government. Agencies with access to LCP in CSOD will have the capacity to certify their LCOs in accordance with the GSA LCP curricula.

Points of Contact

GSA employees should direct inquiries to leasing@gsa.gov.
Delegated agencies, non-GSA employees and other customers should direct inquiries to lcp-delegatedagency@gsa.gov.

Last Reviewed: 2021-03-02