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  • New Online Course FAC 097 Navigating Buy American and Trade Agreements

    A new online course, FAC 097 Navigating Buy American and Trade Agreements, is now available in FAI CSOD. This new course incorporates all of the changes from FAR Rule 2021-008, including the new domestic content requirements for Buy American, the new fallback threshold, as well as the new price evaluation preferences for critical items and critical components.

  • Now Available! FAC 095 Climate Adaptation for Program Managers

    Consider taking this overview of climate risk management for program managers. This new course explains climate science, the need to adapt to climate change hazards, steps program managers can take to mitigate risks and includes highlighted resources. After completing the post-assessment, program managers can earn one CLP.

  • REVISED FAC-COR Competency Model is Live!

    The Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Acquisition Institute and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) subject matter experts across federal civilian agencies updated the FAC-COR competency model. The revised model reflects the evolving environment of CORs and is better aligned with the current role of a COR.

  • Continuous Learning Individual Progress Dashboard is Here!

    We are pleased to announce the new Continuous Learning Individual Progress (CLIP) dashboard in the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) system. 

  • OFPP Acquisition Flash 22-01 on CL Requirements

    Important update! Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Federal Acquisition Certification Continuous Learning requirements are scheduled to go back into effect on May 1, 2022. Read OFFP’s latest Acquisition Flash to learn more.

  • New Course: FAC 094 Improving Transparency in the Federal Marketplace: Digital Nonavailability Waivers

    FAI is pleased to announce a new online training course in FAI CSOD!. FAC-094 Improving Transparency in the Federal Marketplace: Digital Nonavailability Waivers is a 30 minute, web-based training worth .5 CLP. This course introduces the new digital waiver process for proposed nonavailability waivers under the Buy American Act and the role the new Made in America Office has in that process.

  • Two Updated Courses! FAC 063: Buy American Statute and FAC 057: COR Refresher

    Two of FAI's online courses, FAC 063 Buy American statute and FAC 057 COR Refresher, have recently been updated and published. Register through FAI CSOD to ensure you stay aware of all the latest changes to policies and procedures. Earn 2 CLPs for each course.

  • FAI Announces FAC-093, Introduction to Supply Chain Risk Management

    The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI), in collaboration with GSA and interagency subject matter experts, have developed a new web-based training course, FAC-093 Introduction to Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) that addresses gaps identified in the rapidly evolving SCRM landscape. This one-hour, one-CLP online course is available at FAI CSOD. 

  • Adobe Flash Issues Impacting Five (5) Online Training (OLT) Courses

    FAI has urgent news about five (5) Online Training (OLT) Courses that had to be retired immediately due to Adobe Flash issues.

  • EXTENSIONS to Federal Acquisition Certifications (FAC) and Continuous Learning (CL)

    FAI recognizes the challenges associated with classroom training and in-person event cancellations, as organizations focus on continuity of operations. As a result, all Federal Acquisition Certifications (FAC) and Continuous Learning (CL) achievement requirements with a current status of February 1, 2020, are extended and are considered valid until further notice.


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