The Defense Acquisition Credential Program provides a responsive and timely learning experience that allows you to tailor your acquisition-related skills by offering job-centric credentials.
The Under Secretaries of Defense (USD) for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) and for Research and Engineering (R&E) are jointly sponsoring the
Defense Acquisition Credential Program through DAU to evolve today’s functional area and knowledge area framework to meet your needs.
Defense Acquisition Credentials provide the knowledge and associated skills to perform job-centric, niche, and/or emerging functions in the Department
of Defense (DoD) acquisition environment. They are intended to enhance specific skills and improve performance in your workplace.
Whether you manage capability requirements, acquire services/systems, or sustain capabilities, earning credentials can build your competence, confidence,
and value to your organization and the DoD.
Available credentials are published in the DAU iCatalog, on the DAU website, and within the DAU Virtual Campus.
To access the DAU Virtual Campus, you must first log in. Once logged in, type “Credential” in the search window and hit “Enter”.
Then, on the left side of the screen, click “Certifications,” which will display all of the available credentials (in DAU’s Virtual Campus, credentials are called “Certifications”).
Additional credentials are added frequently, so check back often.
Credentials normally will be made available for enrollment to all DoD, Federal, and Industry employees.
Some credentials require the completion of instructor-led (ILT) training either in the classroom or in a virtual (VILT) environment.
In these cases, non-acquisition workforce personnel and/or non-DoD employees might find it difficult to secure a reservation and thus might be unable
to complete the credential requirements unless the student previously completed the ILT/VILT requirement.
Additionally, a credential that includes paid licenses, such as Coursera offerings, will be restricted to Defense Acquisition Workforce personnel.
For acquisition-coded workforce members, Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) for a credential are broken out into three parts:
Sample Breakdown Credential Value:
Click here to see the current listing of CLP values for deployed Defense Acquisition Credentials.
As always, if you have questions regarding the DoD Acquisition Credential Program, a specific credential or have a technical issue, contact the DAU Help Desk at:
Local: 703-805-3459 (DSN: 655-3459 Option 1)
Toll-free: 866-568-6924 (DSN: 655-3459 Option 1)
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Please note that you should expect to receive a response from our team, regarding your inquiry, within 2 business days.