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Defense Acquisition Credential Program Update Oct 21

Defense Acquisition Credential Program Update Oct 21

Bill Kobren

Welcome to the fourth in an ongoing series of regular monthly updates on the new Defense Acquisition Credential Program and what it means for the life cycle logistics workforce -- and beyond. The intent of these monthly updates is to keep our workforce apprised of the status of these powerful new learning assets designed to facilitate your life-long learning. Bottom line up front: As of October 27 2021, no significant changes to report since last month; there are five fielded life cycle logistics credentials are available for student registration! These include:

Additionally, ten other integrated product support (IPS) element-based life cycle logistics credentials are in various stages of development and are slated to deploy between now and mid-FY22:

  • CLCL 002 Integrated Product Support
  • ​CLCL 004 Maintenance Planning & Management
  • CLCL 007 Product Support Analysis
  • CLCL 006 Designing Supportable Systems
  • CLCL 008 Product Support Arrangements
  • CLCL 010 Technical Data Management
  • CLCL 012 Product Support O&S Cost Management
  • CLCL 013 Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation (PHS&T)
  • CLCL 014 Parts & Material Life Cycle Management
  • CLCL 015 Product Support Infrastructure

Including the five available life cycle logistics credentials already deployed, a total of 21 multi-disciplinary credentials are currently available:

  • CACQ 001 Services Acquisition for non-Acquisition Professional Team Members
  • CACQ 002 Services Acquisition for Acquisition Professional Team Members
  • CACQ 004 Introduction to Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management Credential
  • CACQ 006 Acquisition Law & Policy
  • CACQ 008 Foundational Intellectual Property (IP) Credential
  • CCON 011 Construction Contracting Credential
  • CCON 012 Architect-Engineering Contracting Credential
  • CCON 014 Foundational Contingency Contracting
  • CCON 015 Advanced Contingency Contracting
  • CCYB 001 Program Protection Credential
  • CCYB 002 Cybersecurity for Program Managers Credential
  • CENG 001 Digital Engineering for DoD Consumers
  • CENG 002 Data Analytics for DoD Acquisition Managers Credential
  • CENG 004 Agile DoD Team Member
  • CIND 001 Industrial Contract Property Management Credential
  • CLCL 001 Product Support Management Fundamentals
  • CLCL 003 Supply Chain Integration Credential
  • CLCL 005 Supportability & Design Interface
  • CLCL 009 Information Technology Life Cycle Support Credential
  • CLCL 011 Product Support Affordability & Cost Fundamentals
  • CSBP 001 Small Business Professional Credential

So, you might well ask: what’s in it for me? As we like to say, “Defense Acquisition Credentials provide the knowledge and associated skills to perform job-centric, niche, and/or emerging functions in the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition environment. They are intended to enhance specific skills and improve performance in your workplace. Whether you manage capability requirements, acquire services/systems, or sustain capabilities, earning credentials can build your competence, confidence, and value to your organization and the DoD.” For additional information, encourage you to visit the Defense Acquisition Credentials homepage, as well as the DAU iCatalog Credentials listing.