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Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your inquiring about the Public Procurement on-line courses at F.A.U. We are excited to be offering these classes in partnership with the National Institute of Government Purchasing Inc. If you have any questions about the application process or need further assistance please contact mwilliam@fau.edu.

  1. How do I apply?
    You will register as a non-degree seeking student.
    An interactive version of the non-degree seeking student application and residency form can be accessed by going to the following website: http://www.fau.edu/pprc/courses/apply.php or can be obtained by contacting mwilliam@fau.edu.
    There is a $30.00 application fee that can be paid for by mailing a check to: Florida Atlantic University, Attn: Marian Williams SO108 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431
  2. How do I register for classes?
    Once your application has been processed you will be sent a confirmation via e-mail. Once you have received your confirmation you can register for the course on MY FAU, after you register, you will be able to pay your tuition on-line through the OASIS system. Please note drop add dates on FAU calendar will be used for these classes as well. For classes that start mid semester drop/add is over after the first 5 business days of class dropping classes after drop/add date will incur fees and may forfeit tuition already paid.
  3. How can I learn about Blackboard (Our on line learning client)?
    By going to the link provided here you can access a variety of tutorials on how to use blackboard. Please take the time to avail yourself of these prior to starting classes. http://www.fau.edu/oit/blackboard/bb9_student.php.
  4. How does billing work?
    F.A.U. does not bill students. You will be responsible to pay your tuition fees on-line through My FAU system to avoid late payment fees, you must pay by day designated on University calendar. For classes that start mid semester, late fees will be imposed on tuition paid after the drop/add date. Please note these classes are “Special Cost“ classes and are not eligible for the state tuition fee waiver program.
  5. Who do I contact if I have other questions regarding registration?
    Please contact Marian Williams by e-mail at mwilliam@fau.edu or by phone at 561-297-4168 Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
  6. Will these courses show up on my F.A.U. transcript?

    FAU is a comprehensive, accredited, research university. All courses taken by students will be reflected on FAU transcripts and may be transferred to academic degree programs at FAU or other institutions for those who wish to pursue their education further. Students completing all five courses will receive a certificate.

    Tuition per Course (3 credits):
    Undergraduate: $850.00
    Graduate: $,1,100.00

* There is an additional $37 per credit hour E-Learning Fee charged by the University.


Student Comments

“The online public procurement classes are a great way for working procurement professionals to gain and refresh their knowledge of procurement practices, policies, and laws.  Not many colleges or universities offer specific courses on governmental procurement so the fact that FAU goes above and beyond and offers them online is a wonderful added bonus!  This way, your participation in class can be done at your leisure and doesn't interrupt your already hectic work and family life.”
Cheryl L. Middleton, CPPB

Instructor Comments

"Teaching the online procurement classes at FAU was a fantastic experience.
It was so exciting to see experienced, certified purchasing professionals interact and learn along side our on-campus and international students. The diverse makeup of our classes made for interesting discussions, as each student brought their own unique perspectives. It was rewarding to see the best of the profession (both current and future) come together in an open learning environment. I strongly encourage our NIGP members to participate in these procurement courses at FAU. Whether you are pursuing your Executive Certificate in Public Procurement or not, you will find great value in these courses."
Darin Matthews, CPPO, C.P.M.
Past President, NIGP

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Marian Williams
Course Administrator,
Public Procurement Research Center
Tel: (561) 297-4168
E-mail: mwilliam@fau.edu