The Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) program is for acquisition professionals in the Federal Government performing program and project management activities and functions. Program and Project Managers (P/PMs) are critical to project success - including developing accurate government requirements, defining measurable performance standards, and managing life-cycle activities to ensure that intended outcomes are achieved. The FAC-P/PM focuses on essential functional and technical competencies needed for P/PMs. It does not include agency-specific competencies. The purpose of this program is to establish general training and experience requirements for those acquisition program and project management professionals. The FAC-P/PM applies to all executive agencies, except the Department of Defense (DoD).
The FAC-P/PM Program is built on competencies that refer to the knowledge, skills, and abilities Program and Project Managers must have in order to perform their program and project manager duties. The FAC-P/PM core competency model and the FAC-P/PM-IT Core-Plus competency model, portray the competency areas and further define the areas in behavioral terms using performance outcome statements and learning objectives.