FAITAS is here! Sign up for training now!
The VA Acquisition Academy is now accepting training registration requests in FAITAS — the federally-mandated system that enables acquisition workforce members to manage their acquisition-related training. VAAA offerings will no longer be available through VA’s Talent Management System. Students and supervisors must have FAITAS accounts.
PM Fellows Program
The PM Fellows Program is now accepting applications for multiple cohorts launching in Spring 2015!
The VAAA Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Course Catalog. The learning solutions reflected in this catalog enable acquisition workforce professionals from within VA, and across the Federal Government, to meet all Office of Federal Procurement Policy requirements for Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C), Project/Program Management (FAC-P/PM), and Contracting Officer’s Representative (FAC-COR). Offerings for the facilities management workforce complies with the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA). Training to address the needs of the supply chain management community is also provided.
The Contracting Professional School provides the VA acquisition workforce with the fundamental courses necessary to obtain the Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s (OFPP) Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) at Levels I, II, and III. In addition, the school offers specialized tracks and electives, in areas such as best value source selection, federal appropriations law and strategic sourcing, as well as customized courses for targeted training needs. These efforts assist the workforce in obtaining the 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) that are required every two years to maintain certification.
The Program Management School addresses the development requirements from the Office of Management and Budget mandate to certify all federal government Program and Project Managers (P/PM). The school’s PM Fellows Program provides participants with a unique professional development opportunity that brings them quickly through entry and mid-level FAC P/PM certification standards. The Program Management Team Workshop is a unique training initiative that has been custom designed for the program leaders and project managers overseeing the mission critical programs and/or project investments. The Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Certification provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to properly execute the COR responsibilities such as acquisition planning, market research, and contract performance management.
The Acquisition Internship School develops future generations of trusted business partners in contracting for the VA. The school’s Warriors to Workforce Intern Program is designed to prepare severely wounded Veterans for a successful transition into a career as a contract specialist.
The Facilities Management School provides the VA Construction and Facilities Management workforce with a structured, competency-based curriculum in the areas of building operation and management, construction safety and occupational health, fire safety, electrical power generation, HVAC operation and maintenance and many more.
The Supply Chain Management School creates an innovative and high quality academic environment that is the supply chain school of choice for the VA and other federal government agencies.