Does the Air Force or other institutions have a certification system similar to the Level 1,2 and 3 Program Management for the International Affairs Career Path or is it simply a list of classes?
In other words, after completing the Core Training Standards (5 classes) will a student be awarded a certification of any type?
Based on a USD(AT&L) Memorandum of September 2014, the International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) requirements are currently limited to completion of the IACP Core Training Standards described in the DAU iCatalog at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/careerLvlInt.aspx?lvl=1&cfld=18. There are no IACP experience requirements for certification at this time. IACP certification is achieved upon successful completion of all of the required IACP Core Training Standards.
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Per the September 2014 USD(AT&L) Memo and subsequent Int'l Acquisition Functional Integrated Product Team (FIPT), the Military Department and DoD 4th Estate Directors for Acquisition Career Management (DACMs) are responsible for modifying their respective Defense Acquisition Workforce information technology systems to document IACP certifications achieved by CIVPERS and MILPERS in their DoD Component. We recommend that individuals who have completed all of the IACP certification requirements listed in the DAU iCatalog contact their DoD Component DACM to ascertain how their successful completion of IACP certification requirements will be documented in their Component.
Finally, in the future, DAU's new Student Information System (SIS) -- once deployed -- will include data fields designed to capture an individual's successful completion of IACP Core Training Standards, thus providing an official record of IACP certification.