On-line Government Contract Training for February 2020

Houston District Office- January 2020

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SBA Federal Contracting classes are conducted by Stover & Associates, Inc. 

   They offer 19 related topics to officers and employees of 7(j) eligible firms who are welcome to attend as many classes as will benefit their business, at no charge.

 February 2020 course offerings are open for registration!



Edited Recordings of Live Class Sessions Available!

If you are unable to attend a live session, or just want to review a course you've already taken, we make recorded sessions available for viewing.

  • Participant materials are available for download at the beginning of each recording.
  • Familiarization with the web platform, breaks, knowledge checks and exercises have been edited out leaving only the lecture portions of each class.
  • Participants register as they would for a live session, self-certifying their 7(j) eligibility.

Upon receipt of a registration approval, you will have access to the content 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through September 25, 2020.

We strongly recommend attendance in corresponding live sessions to achieve the maximum benefit. During live sessions, you are able to ask questions of the instructor and participate in exercises and knowledge checks. Additionally, these recordings enable people who have already taken a course to take the class with a different instructor.

Certificates will NOT be issued for viewing of the recorded sessions.



Do I Qualify for 8(a) Certification?

Are you unsure of whether your firm qualifies for 8(a) certification? Is the program right for you? Find out by using our 8(a) Self Assessment Tool! Answer a series of questions find out if you qualify and whether you have a good probability of success in the program. Upon completion of the self-assessment, you will be provided with a list of actions you can take to prepare you for the program and increase your chances for success.



What is 7(j) Eligibility?

7(j) Eligibility includes small businesses that meet any one of the following criteria:

(a) Certified 8(a)

(b) Certified HUBZone

(c) Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business

(d) Owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual

(e) a firm located in a high unemployment or low income area, as defined in the U.S. Census Bureau's County and City Data Book and in the Poverty Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

(f) a firm owned by a low-income individual, as defined in under HHS Poverty Guidelines


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