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Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)


Office of the Registrar

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Our Mission Statement

We are committed to providing excellent customer service ensuring a seamless process that enhances the overall student experience for training delivered at the VA Acquisition Academy for VA employees and our civilian federal government partners.


Mandatory Cornerstone On Demand (CSOD) Account Creation to Attend VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) Training!

As of October 15, 2021, the VAAA is mandating CSOD account creation for all students attending training offered by the VAAA. All students or organizations, whether or not they use CSOD for training or certification purposes, are required to have an active CSOD account to register, obtain a seat, and attend and receive a completion certificate in a VAAA session. VAAA will no longer offer or record dedicated instructor led training using VA’s Talent Management System (TMS).

How do I create a user account in order to access FAI CSOD?

Federal Government users, contractors, and foreign nationals must submit a System Authorization Access Request (SAAR) form to obtain an FAI CSOD user account. The FAI SAAR is available online at Refer to the SAAR Job Aid for guidance on how to complete the SAAR form.

Inclement Weather Policy

The VA Acquisition Academy follows the guidance of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Frederick County Maryland government during inclement weather and emergency situations. When determining operating status applicability, VAAA employees (to include students) and contractor support personnel (to include security guard personnel) should follow OPM guidance first. If inclement weather or emergency occurrences are specific to the Frederick County Maryland area, employees and contractors should follow the weather operating status of Frederick County government. For more information, see our policy.

Contact Information

VA Acquisition Academy
Phone:  (240) 215-0561
Office of the Registrar
Hours:  8:00am—4:30pm (Eastern)
Monday thru Friday (excluding Federal Holidays External link to a government website)

VAAA Course Catalog

2021 VAAA Course Catalog CoverThe learning solutions reflected in the VAAA Course Catalog enables 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 Schools

The Academy

About the Academy » General information about the Academy.
Mission/Vision » Read the mission and vision of the Academy.
Classrooms » View the Academy classrooms’ layout and capacity.
About Frederick County » Learn more about historic Frederick county!
Frederick Weather & Forecast External link to a government website » Visiting or attending a class?  Get the local weather and forecast!
Inclement Weather Policy » Learn more about our Inclement weather policy and determine if we are open or closed.
Policies » Access various Academy policies.
Jobs » Locate jobs with VA Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction.
Contact Us » There are many ways to contact the Academy and our schools!