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Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)


Who Should be Certified?

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When identifying individuals to be certified under this program and other applicability requirements, the CAO shall review the guidance provided in OFPP Policy Letter 05-01 External link to a government website and obtain concurrence from the CIOs, CFOs, Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs), or others as appropriate.  At a minimum, agencies shall consider applying the FAC-P/PM requirements to the following:

  1. Individuals with significant involvement in one or more phases of the acquisition investment process (initiation, conceptualization/design, development, implementation, modification, maintenance, evaluation, disposal),
  2. Managers with authority and responsibility for overseeing multiple phases of the acquisition investment process,
  3. Individuals with responsibility for leading cross-agency or acquisition investment programs for a major portion or all of the investment life-cycle,
  4. Individuals responsible for leading, coordinating, managing integrated project teams for acquisition investments,
  5. Individuals participating on an integrated project team or a phase of the investment lifecycle with aspirations for career development as a program or project manager.

The certification is not intended to confer qualification for any specific assignment as a program or project manager within an agency, as the assignment of personnel is an agency-specific function, but provides a structured approach to developing program and project managers.