Service Contract Labor Standards  (1 Day)

This 1-day course provides contracting officers, specialists, and purchasing personnel with a comprehensive understanding of the Service Contract Act (Service Contract Labor Standards) and how to ensure that their acquisitions conform to its requirements. This is a hands-on course complemented by a workbook, easy-to-understand instructions and examples, and application exercises.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:


  • Identify SCA covered versus excluded services.

  • Apply SCA requirements above and below the micro-purchase threshold.

  • Use the SCA Directory of Occupations to identify occupational service categories.

  • Cite how SCA wage determinations are developed and updated.

  • Distinguish a “prevailing wage” from a “majority wage” and a “standard” from a “nonstandard” wage determination.

  • Explain how fringe, health, and welfare benefits are calculated.

  • Determine when and how to request a wage determination for services not listed in the Directory of Occupations.

  • Handle situations covered by collective bargaining agreements.

  • Prepare solicitations/contracts that include required wage information, provisions, and clauses.

  • Provide the contractor with information regarding its post-award responsibilities.

  • Process a contractor request to approve its wage rates under the “conformance rule.”

  • Process a contractor request for equitable price adjustment as a result of changes in wages and/or fringe benefits.


Hours: 8 hours/CLPs are credited for completion of this course. Classroom hours are 8:30 - 4:30.