FAC-C Certification Requirements (table)

Note: Effective March 10, 2014, courses must be taken in order. Course prerequisites will not be waived.

The Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) Program requirements are governed by the January 20, 2006 OMB Memo on the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Program.

The FAC-C certification program is for Federal acquisition workforce members performing contracting and procurement activities and functions.

The FAC-C program has three levels. At each level there are specific education, training, and experience requirements. To find out more information about the requirements for each level, please refer to the table below.

Requirements for:

FAC-C Level I

FAC-C Level II

FAC-C Level III

Experience

1 year of contracting work experience
FAC-C Level I Certification &
2 years of contracting work experience
FAC-C Level II Certification &
4 years of contracting work experience

Education

Baccalaureate degree OR at least 24 semester hours among these disciplines: accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Baccalaureate degree OR at least 24 semester hours among these disciplines: accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Baccalaureate degree AND at least 24 semester hours among these disciplines: accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Training

5 Core Courses:
  • CON 100 Shaping Smart Business Arrangements
  • Choose 1 from the following:
    • CON 121 Contract Planning
    • FCN 110 Mission Support Planning (online)
    • CON 110 Mission Support Planning (classroom)*
  • Choose 1 from the following:
    • CON 124 Contract Execution
    • FCN 111 Mission Strategy Execution (online)
    • CON 111 Mission Strategy Execution (classroom)*
  • Choose 1 from the following:
    • CON 127 Contract Management
    • FCN 112 Mission Performance Assessment (online)
    • CON 112 Mission Performance Assessment (classroom)*
  • CON 120 Mission Focused Contracting (classroom)
  • 1 Elective
*CON 110, CON 111, and CON 112 may be used for certification purposes until September 30, 2015After this date, CON 110, CON 111, and CON 112 will not be accepted for certification purposes even through Fulfillment.
5 Core Courses:
  • Choose 1 from the following:
    • CON 200 Business Decisions for Contracting (online)
    • CON 214 Business Decisions for Contracting (classroom)*
  • CON 215 Intermediate Contracting for Mission Support
  • CON 216 Legal Considerations in Contracting
  • CON 217 Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques
  • CON 218 Advanced Contracting for Mission Support
  • 2 Electives
Plus all Level 1 training
 
*CON 214 may be used for certification purposes until September 30, 2015. After this date, CON 214 will not be accepted for certification purposes even through Fulfillment.
1 Core Course:
  • Choose 1 from the following:
    • CON 353 Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support (classroom)*
    • CON 360 Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support (classroom)
  • 2 Electives
Plus all Level I and Level II training
 
*CON 353 may be used for certification purposes until September 30, 2015. After this date, CON 353 will not be accepted for certification purposes even through Fulfillment.