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Functional Services Manager Credential

The purpose of the Functional Services Manager (FSM) credential is to develop a highly qualified diverse workforce capable of performing current and future DoD service acquisition (SA) functions. The FSM needs to have a working knowledge of DoDI 5000.74 Defense Acquisition of Services, the policy and best practices therein. By obtaining this credential, both the non-acquisition and acquisition workforce are provided opportunities for broadening their experience and improving their effectiveness in leading services acquisitions. The credential leverages current DoD training and educational resources to the maximum extent possible, while at the same time adopting commercial best practices in training and education related to services management. An emphasis is placed on helping the FSM to think critically and make better decisions as they confront the myriad of complex situations encountered in services acquisitions.

Estimated time to complete this credential is 41 hours. Earn up to 45 CLPs.

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ID Title Delivery Method
CON 0130 Services Acquisition Online Training (OLT)
ACQ 265 Mission-Focused Services Acquisition Classroom (CLRM)
ACQ 1650 Defense Acquisition of Services Online Training (OLT)
ACQ 0030 Overview of Acquisition Ethics Online Training (OLT)


The DoD non-acquisition and acquisition workforce performing services acquisition to meet the department's mission needs. Personnel may be newly nominated FSMs or FSMs at a practitioner level who desire more training through this credential.

Additional Credential Information

Credential Expiration : 5 years from date earned.
Availability : All
Continuous Learning Points : Click Here
Deployed Date : 06/21/2022
Credentials Restrictions :


  • Predecessor courses may not be used to complete credential requirements.
  • This credential requires the completion of a classroom (CLRM) and/or a Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) course: ACQ 265. Priority for CLRM/VILT courses goes to members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce. All others may find it difficult to complete this requirement if it has not already been completed at the time of enrollment in the credential.
  • All students must have a DAUID.
  • Enroll in a Credential through the DAU Virtual Campus at https://dau.csod.com