The Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-PPM) is governed by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) memorandum to all federal Chief Acquisition Officers; Subject: The Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers, April 25, 2007. This policy memorandum outlines the education, training, experience and continuous learning certification requirements to be certified as a project and/or program manager in Federal civilian agencies other than the Department of Defense. 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, education, job experience and continuous learning.
The FAC-PPM certification program certifies program and project managers at three levels: Entry, Mid, and Senior. Training, experience and continuous learning requirements are cumulative through each level. A workforce member with no prior FAC-PPM certification can become certified at any level, but must demonstrate achievement of all performance outcomes in the competency model for that certification level either through training or experience.
FAC-PPM certification is managed and awarded at the agency level. Each agency has a designated Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) responsible for managing the certification requirements of the acquisition workforce members in that agency. Contact your ACM for more information.