The Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) certification program is for Federal acquisition workforce members performing contracting and procurement activities and functions.
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Note: Effective October 1, 2013, 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 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 click here. For frequently asked questions about the FAC-C Certification, please click here.
For questions concerning your certification, please contact your Acquisition Career Manager (ACM).
Training for the FAC-C program is prescribed by the certification requirements described above. Please click here to find and register for relevant courses.
After a workforce member is FAC-C certified, they must accumulate 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) every two (2) years in order to maintain their certification. The intent of this requirement is to ensure workforce members stay current in the laws, regulations, policies, and processes that impact the Federal Contracting environment.
Per the Office of Management Budget (OMB) Memorandum dated January 20, 2006, CLPs can be earned in a number of ways. The following are examples of Continous Learning Opportunities:
- Taking college courses, classroom and online based training courses, continuous learning modules (available through FAI for no charge)
- Participating in professional activities such as teaching, publishing articles in professional journals or magazines, developing, presenting, or attending a brown bag seminar
For other ideas and additional information on continuous learning opportunities on this website.
Workforce members should always consult their supervisor and Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) in order to determine agency-specific continuous learning requirements.
The Contracting Competencies refer to the knowledge, skills, and abilities workforce members must have in order to perform their contracting duties. Click here for the most current set of FAC-C Competencies.
FAC-C Precessor/Successor Course Crosswalk
Click here to view the FAC-C Precessor/Successor Course Crosswalk.
Each career area has a Functional Advisory Board as a collaborative, federal-wide working group charged with shaping the management policies and practices of the Federal Acquisition Certification program which is chartered by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Click here to view the current CON FAB charter.