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White graduation cap icon CON 7020  Overhead Should Cost Review

Overhead Should Cost Review

This on-line training (OLT) course is to ensure that Government contracting, contract administration pricing, audit, and engineering representatives understand the purpose of an Overhead Should Cost Review (OHSCR) and/or obtain a deeper understanding of a cost analysis. The Department of Defense (DoD) utilizes should-cost reviews to evaluate the economy and efficiency of the contractor’s work force, methods, materials, equipment, real property, operating systems, and management.

This course covers the overhead portion of an OHSCR only and will familiarize the learner with the skills required to conduct reviews that aim to promote both short and long-range improvements in a contractor’s economy and efficiency to reduce the cost of performing Government contracts.

OHSCR is performed by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) OHSCR Team but can also be performed by certain military service branches. This course is being presented at the viewpoint of the DCMA OHSCR Team.

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Any Government contracting, contract administration, pricing, auditing, and engineering representative seeking to take part in a multi-functional OHSCR team. Additionally, this course may be of interest to any Acquisition Workforce Member who deals with overhead issues, as well as those seeking a deeper understanding of Should Cost Analysis.


  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).