The Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) is governed by the December 16, 2013 OFPP memo on Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM).
This certification program is based upon a competency model of performance outcomes which measures the knowledge, skills and abilities gained by program and project managers through professional training, job experience and continuous learning.
The FAC-PPM core certification program certifies program and project managers (PPMs), and now includes a core-plus specialty certification for PPMs of information technology (IT) acquisitions. The core program has three certification levels: Entry, Mid and Senior. The core-plus specialty certification, FAC-PPM-IT, requires PPMs to first be core FAC-PPM Mid-level certified as a pre-requisite for attaining the FAC-PPM-IT core-plus specialty certification. Unlike the FAC-PPM core certification, the FAC-PPM-IT specialty certification is not graduated into three ascending levels of competence. The FAC-PPM core certification has a revised core competency model, and the FAC-PPM-IT core-plus specialty certification introduces a new PPM-IT competency model. To find out more about the certification requirements, please refer to the table(s) below.