T&E is critical to the acquisition process, as it provides the data required to demonstrate technical, functional, and warfighting capability, and affords the opportunity to identify and resolve system deficiencies prior to making a final acquisition or fielding decision. Furthermore, T&E provides engineers and decision makers with knowledge to assist in managing programmatic risks, measuring technical progress, and characterizing operational effectiveness, suitability, survivability, and lethality as the program progresses through the acquisition process.
View Functional Area memos, briefings, certification crosswalks, and fact sheets related to Back-to-Basics
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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 Test and Evaluation 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.
The below list displays a set of curated courses for those who want to become more proficient in Test and Evaluation.
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