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.
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading membership association for the project management profession. In August 2016, FAI signed a letter to PMI stating that a current PMI credential may be used as a one-time acquisition workforce system credit as authorized by each agency Acquisition Career Manager (ACM). This letter replaces the July 2009 letter and clarifies the comparison of the PMI certifications against the FAC-P/PM requirements and outlines the competency alignment, training equivalency, and continuous learning (CL) credit for each of the PMI credentials.
The Partnership for Public Service Founded in 2001, the Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.
The University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies is pleased to announce their Defense Acquisition University Equivalent – Certificate in Federal Acquisition. The Certificate in Federal Acquisition provides students with the necessary skills and abilities to successfully use the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) to develop acquisition strategies, substantiate contracting decisions, evaluate proposals and awards, and manage and close out contracts. The 18-credit undergraduate certificate (6 courses) can be completed in 12 months by enrolling in 2 courses per term.