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Contracting for Systems Acquisition Credential

Develop the critical skills required in acquiring major systems within the Federal Acquisition Regulation part 34, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) part 234 and the DoD 5000 series. Acquisition workforce members who work in contracting will learn the general principles of system acquisition, acquisition strategies, legal considerations, and specialized aspects unique to major systems procurement. Expand your knowledge about the middle tier of acquisition and its significance in accelerating technology deployment for the U.S. military. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Defense systems acquisition process, encompassing Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and learn about the planning, programming, budgeting and execution process and DoD 5000 series policies. You’ll also increase your knowledge of procurement fraud indicators, Defense Production Act priorities, organizational conflicts of interest, competition requirements, legal considerations, and Other Transaction Authority.

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ID Title Delivery Method
CON 2880V Neg-OTA-tion 101 Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)
CON 216 Legal Considerations in Contracting Online Training (OLT)
CON 0161 Competition in Contracting Online Training (OLT)
CLC 132 Organizational Conflicts of Interest Online Training (OLT)
CLC 043 Defense Priorities and Allocations System Online Training (OLT)
CLC 002 Sole Source Streamlining ToolBox (SSST) Online Training (OLT)
ACQ 1010 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management Online Training (OLT)
ACQ 0490 Procurement Fraud Indicators Online Training (OLT)
ACQ 0150 Middle Tier of Acquisition Online Training (OLT)


Acquisition Workforce members coded Contracting, certified in Contracting, and primarily responsible for the acquisition of major systems per FAR part 34 and DFARS part 234.

Additional Credential Information

Credential Expiration : 5 years from date earned.
Availability : All
Continuous Learning Points : Click Here
Deployed Date : 05/25/2022
Credentials Restrictions :


  • Click here for more info on the non-course and/or HOS requirements within this Credential.
  • Predecessor courses may not be used to complete credential requirements.
  • This credential requires the completion of a Virtual Instructor-Led Course (VILT): CON 2880V. Priority for 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