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November 2021 Defense Acquisition Credentials Update

Welcome to this, the next of our series of regular monthly updates on the status of life cycle logistics defense acquisition credential development; the intent is to keep members of our workforce…

November 2021 Defense Acquisition Credentials Update

November 2021 Defense Acquisition Credentials Update
Bill Kobren
Welcome to this, the next of our series of regular monthly updates on the status of life cycle logistics defense acquisition credential development; the intent is to keep members of 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 November 26, 2021, we now have six fielded life cycle logistics credentials available for student registration! These include:

Additionally, nine other integrated product support (IPS) element-based life cycle logistics credentials are in various stages of development, and include:

  • 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 013 Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation (PHS&T)
  • CLCL 014 Parts & Material Life Cycle Management
  • CLCL 015 Product Support Infrastructure

Including the six life cycle logistics credentials we have already deployed, this brings to 22 the total number of multi-disciplinary credentials already available from DAU, which now include:

  • 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
  • CLCL 012 Product Support Affordability & Cost Fundamentals Credential – New!
  • CSBP 001 Small Business Professional Credential

A quick synopsis of the latest credential information:

  • DAU has deployed 22 credentials to-date; six in life cycle logistics functional area
  • Nine additional integrated product support element-based, competency aligned life cycle logistics credentials currently in development, for a total of 15.
  • Deployment schedule remains fluid for variety of reasons; target is to have all fifteen life cycle logistics credentials deployed before the end of FY22
  • Target Audience: while developed to support DoD life cycle logisticians and product support managers, personnel from all defense acquisition workforce functional areas are highly encouraged to consider taking these new credentials.
  • Intent is for our logistics credentials to be available to non-acquisition maintenance, supply, transportation workforce members in addition to defense acquisition workforce members

So, you might well ask: what’s in it for me? The Defense Acquisition Credential Program provides workforce members with timely and targeted professional development opportunities that you can self-select, to grow and deepen your skills. By offering workforce members the opportunity to learn through smaller, more job-specific credentials, we strive to support your professional development and facilitate life-long learning. For additional information, encourage you to visit the Defense Acquisition Credentials Program homepage, as well as our DAU iCatalog Credentials listing.