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            Contracting professionals contribute to military readiness by serving as the business advisors to the acquisition team and are vital to accomplishing the DoD mission and securing warfighter needs. The contracting workforce skillfully negotiates, awards, and administers contracts totaling over $300 billion per year to deliver supplies and services in support of acquisitions for major weapons systems, information and cyber technology, research and development, construction, logistics and sustainment, base operations, infrastructure, and military operations.

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            The FY23 certification training requirements are displayed below. Please view the iCatalog for additional certification requirements.

            Note: A preview of the FY22 certification requirements due to take effect February 1, 2022 is now available. Please navigate to the Getting Back-to-Basics resources page, scroll down to the functional area you wish to view, and select the Training Crosswalk link underneath. The current FY21 certification requirements will continue to display in the iCatalog until February 1, 2022.

            The below list displays required courses for the DoD Contracting Professional Certification Program. Education and experience requirements can be found in the DAU iCatalog. Refer to your Service/Component Director of Acquisition Career/Talent Management office for details on certification.

            A Message from the DAU Contracting Center Director

            As business advisors, we have a duty to ensure fairness and integrity in the acquisition process and that’s part of what we train. At DAU, we provide training to help the warfighter get what they need, when they need it. Through certification training, the credential program, and other learning assets and job tools, we strive to increase the capabilities of the contracting workforce and the acquisition team. We are here for you throughout your career so take advantage of our resources as you learn and grow in understanding of what a career in Contracting can do for you.

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