SMA Consulting’s Purchasing & Estimating Certification Program
4-5 Online Classes and 1 In-Person Class
This intensive training solution consists of 3 on-line prerequisite training sessions on estimating fundamentals totally 6 hours of instruction. These classes will be offered twice for your live attending convenience. Plus, we will be recording each session for future viewing.
These will be followed by an on-line session on the fundamentals of the Closed Loop Purchase Order system totaling another 2 hours of instruction. This will also be offered live twice per the schedule below and recorded for additional convenience.
The schedule for these on-line sessions for this first round of what will become regular P&E training
On- line Prerequisites Schedule
a. Estimating 101 Introduction & Foundations - January 17 (Tuesday) – 10 AM EST & January 20 (Friday) – 2 PM EST
Required Reading Quiz 1 *Required Reading – What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro
b. Estimating 201 Framing & Roofing - January 24 (Tuesday) – 10 AM EST & January 26 (Thursday) – 2 PM EST
Takeoff Quiz 1
c. Estimating 301 Mechanicals & Finishes - January 31 (Tuesday) – 10 AM EST & February 2 (Thursday) – 2 PM EST
Takeoff Quiz 2 Required Reading quiz 2
(d.) Estimating 301 Stick Framed Roofs (Optional) - February 9 – 10 AM EST
Required Reading Quiz 3
e. The Closed Loop PO System - February 21 (Tuesday) – 10 AM EST & February 23 (Thursday) – 2 PM EST
PO System Quiz 1
In-person Conference, Orlando, FL
2 Day In-Person Conference: March 8 & March 9 - Orlando, FL
4 Pillars of Purchasing
Preconstruction/Sale to Start Schedule
EPO Review Process
EPO Review Exercise
Scopes of Work & Trade Partner Agreements
In Person Review Quiz
Required Reading Final Quiz
After the live sessions, we will have a pre- final exam review session. This will also be offered twice per the schedule below.
Online Follow-up - March 15, 10 AM EST & March 17, 2 PM EST
Finally, the exam will be available for timed on-line completion between the dates of March 18-March 31, 2023.
A passing grade of 80% and above results in certification by SMA as a Certified Residential Homebuilder Purchasing and Estimating professional. Conditional passing grades of 70-79% will have available some remedial training and exam retake during the months of March and April 2022. Grades below 70% will be welcomed back into the next class.
Online Exam – timed for 2 hours
Tuition Investment: The $2490 tuition for the first team member from each participating company ($1,950 for second and beyond from same company – registering at the same time) pays for all classes, including on-line and live in Orlando, the exam fees and breakfast during each of the two days of training in Orlando. Travel to Orlando and sleeping room accommodations are NOT included. Invoicing will be sent upon registration to the email suggested during the registration process.