There is no federal or DOD-wide guidance on training requirements for Agreements Officer Representatives. Unlike FAR-based contracts where the Contracting Officer Representative's role is prescribed, there are a broad range of possible duties for an AOR that may be in addition to those of a COR or that are inapplicable. Thus, the AOR appointment letter needs to be tailored to the specific opportunity. There is also a variety of approaches to AOR training - some organizations have required the AORs to be COR-certified under the FAR-based requirements, where others have tailored training to a specific opportunity.
by Kristine KasseKert
CCON 023, the Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Credential, went live on October 31, 2022. On August 16, 2023 the batch of students who completed the credential requirements put the total number of students who have earned the OTA Credential over 100.
Thanks to all of the approximately 400 of you who have signed up for the credential. Extra kudos to those of you who have taken the time to provide feedback through our surveys. We know we've had some growing pains getting CON 2990 on the schedule to meet demand, and it's been a heavy lift to update these courses in real time to address the FY 23 NDAA, the updated OT Guide and the Guide to Research Other Transactions as well as your comments. But we appreciate your interest and commitment to helping us improve the student experience more than you know.
Here's to the next 100!