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FAC-COR Competencies

The Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR) program is for acquisition professionals in the Federal Government performing contract management activities and functions. Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) play a critical role in ensuring that contractors meet the commitment of their contracts. They facilitate proper development of requirements and assist Contracting Officers in developing and managing their contracts. The purpose of this program is to establish training and experience requirements for those acquisition professionals. The FAC-COR applies to all executive agencies, except the Department of Defense (DoD).

The FAC-COR Program is built on competencies that refer to the knowledge, skills, and abilities Contracting Officer’s Representatives must have in order to perform their duties.

The revised FAC-COR core competency model portrays the competency areas and further defines the areas in behavioral terms using performance outcome statements and learning objectives.