Defense Acquisition University
On Oct. 16, 2023, the Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, on behalf of civilian agencies, signed a groundbreaking memorandum of understandingto recognize parity and reciprocity between the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) DoD Contracting Professional Certification and the Federal Acquisition Institute’s Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) (Professional). This achievement is the culmination of an effort undergoing a modernization of the respective acquisition certification programs.
FAI requires that all FAC-C (Professional) training be taken from a DAU-equivalent vendor.
As a central resource for federal acquisition professional development and certification, career guidance, and current industry information and emerging trends, FAI is committed to forging partnerships with government, private, and public-sector entities, as well as educational institutions.