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Continuous Learning Requirements

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).

Note: DAU periodically revises the amount of CLPs for their courses, based upon the time it takes for students to complete a DAU course.  For example, CLC 106 used to be worth 8 CLPs, but has recently been revised to 3 CLPs.  Please be aware this may affect your recertification effort. Contact your ACM if you have questions.

To maintain a FAC-P/PM, PM professionals are required to earn 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) every two years, which begins on the date they were certified. For PM professionals holding an IT Core Plus Specialization Certification, 20 of the 80 CLPs must be dedicated to continuous learning in topics associated with the IT core-plus area. The FAI Continuous Learning Opportunities page contains guidance from OFPP, training courses and other suggested methods of earning CLPs

Per the December 16, 2013, Memo on Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM), at least 20 of the 80 CLPs required must be dedicated to continuous learning in topics associated with the IT core-plus area.

The FAI Continuous Learning page contains guidance from OFPP, training courses, and other suggested methods of earning CLPs.

OFPP Acquisition Flash 22-01- Continuous Learning Requirement Effective May 01, 2022

FY2022 OFPP Acquisition Flash 22-01: Continuous Learning (CL) Requirements