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This course is part of Cardinal Curriculum Level II Certification.  If you are working toward a Cardinal Curriculum Level II certificate, this class is an elective. We recommend you take it after taking the required Level II classes.

This course explains the fundamentals of subawards. You will learn how to distinguish between a subaward and another procurement action. You will learn how to propose, process, manage and monitor a subaward from setup to closeout. This class is required for anyone who manages a subaward.

We divided the material into modules so you can fit the course into your life. You don’t have to read all the modules at once, although many people do. You can come and go in whatever way works for you. You can go back and review modules any time before you take the final test to receive credit. You can audit the course material if you do not want to receive credit. It is an always available desktop reference.

How to Get the Most Out Of This Course

To begin learning, read the Learning Objectives at the beginning of the course. Answer the self-assessment questions at the beginning of each module to find gaps in your knowledge of the topics covered in that module.

Read the information in each module at your own pace. Go back as many times as you like to review if you don't understand. Answer the questions in the sections titled Check for Understanding.


  1. Subawards: Introduction
  2. Subawards: Proposing
  3. Subawards: Processing
  4. Subawards: Monitoring
  5. Subawards: Closing
  6. Subawards:Final Test