Acquisition Workforce (AWF) professionals perform a vital role in an evolving acquisition ecosystem. As such, AWF professionals must maintain a current knowledge base, develop critical thinking abilities, have an awareness of innovations and leading-edge technologies to achieve successful acquisition outcomes.
CL Points Requirements
FAC-C-Digital Services ( FAC-C-DS) holders: 20 of the 80 mandatory CLPs must be achieved by “acquiring enhanced Digital Services“ knowledge
FAC-P/PM Information Technology ( FAC-P/PM-IT, see Attachment 4) holders: 20 of the 80 mandatory CLPs must be achieved by topics associated with the IT core-plus area.
CL Sample Activities
|OJT Experiential Learning Opportunities = 1 CLP per hour of activity; maximum 20 CLPs per year||Coaching and Mentoring = 1 CLP per hour of activity; maximum 20 CLPs per year>||Try an innovative technique in your upcoming acquisition = Up to 3 CLPs||Open Opportunities - short term experiential project ( https://openopps.usajobs.gov/ ) = 1 CLP per hour of activity|
|Formal or Informal Training (such as FAI/DAU classroom or online courses) = 1 CLP per hour of instruction||Accredited Higher Education Courses (college courses) = Generally, 10 CLPs per semester or quarter hour||Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 10 CLPs per CEU||Equivalency Exam = Same points as awarded for the course|
|Conferences, Seminars and training presentations = 1 CLP per hour, including preparation; maximum of 20 CLPs per year||Association Leadership Role = 1 CLP per hour; maximum of 20 CLPs per year||Professional License or Certification = 20 to 40 CLPs||Publication = 1 CLP per hour of material preparation; maximum of 20 CLPs per year|
CL Developmental Assignment Examples
Developmental Assignments are based on learning achieved and length of assignment / detail
Guides and Tools
Acquisition Gateway: A workspace for acquisition professionals and federal buyers to connect with resources, tools and each other to improve acquisition government-wide.
1102 Experience Development Tool: For contract professionals and their supervisors to identify and document participation in the most common 1102 job tasks, show areas where more experience is needed, and help identify knowledge gaps.
Open Opportunities: A government-wide program offering professional development opportunities to current federal employees and internships to students. Facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing across the Federal Government.
P/PM Toolkit: For all acquisition workforce professionals, not just P/PMs, the toolkit is a knowledge base containing policies and guidance; training; resources; playbooks; communities of practice; and universities with PM certificates.
COR Toolkit: Is a knowledge base tool with a comprehensive set of links to policies, resources, training and communities of practice all in one place.
Contracting Professional's Career Roadmap: Provides contracting professionals and their supervisors with a guide to getting started in the 1102 career field.
FAI Media Library: A collection of video products, audio podcasts and lectures, and other selected material all relating to the challenges of acquisition in the federal workspace.