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Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)


Current CLP Course Descriptions

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Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) are used to maintain FAC-P/PM, FAC-COR, and in some cases FAC-C certification. One CLP is awarded per each one-hour of training instruction.

FCE 400 | Life Cycle Cost Estimation (LCCE)

The purpose of the Life Cycle Cost Estimation (LCCE) course is to provide entry-level VA employees with some acquisition background and the knowledge and skills needed to conduct program life cycle cost estimation. Participants will learn the process for managing the cost estimate, including updating the estimate with actual data, revising the estimate to reflect changes, and analyzing differences between estimated and actual costs. These skills will ensure that the Veterans Affairs Acquisition workforce continues its mission of providing a full range of innovative, cost-effective business solutions and responsive services tailored to meet the ongoing and emerging needs of our customers in their support of America’s Veterans and their families.

CLPs: 24
Prerequisite(s): None
Course Length: 3 Days
Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led Training
Upcoming Courses: View Schedule and Register via CSOD

FPM 458 | Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Dictionary

Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs) can sometimes feel overwhelming — but they need not be. This one-hour, virtual, self-paced WBS Dictionary course is the perfect introduction to simplifying project monitoring and controlling using WBSs. Participants will learn tips and best practices for linking basic requirements to the program/project’s business needs, creating strategic requirements, and defining key performance metrics. Course activities underscore the importance of the WBS Dictionary for managing project scope, cost, schedule, and quality with concepts and best practices applicable to the entire acquisition workforce.

CLPs:  1
Prerequisite(s):  None
Instructional Hours:  1
Delivery Method:  Virtual
Upcoming Courses:  View Schedule and Register via CSOD

Contracting CLPs available to Program/Project Managers

Through a partnership with the Contracting Professional School, Program/Project Mangers, as part of VA Acquisition Workforce, can attend virtual and in-person courses simultaneously with VA Contracting Officers/Specialists.

Virtual courses:

  • ACQ 370 (FED): Acquisition Law
  • CON 243 (FED): Architect-Engineer Services Contracting (only for Construction PMs and Construction CORs)
  • CON 244 (FED): Construction Contracting (only for Construction PMs and Construction CORs)
  • FCN 195: FED ACQ Regulation (FAR) Refresher - 3 Day
  • FCN 400: Emergency Contracting Basics
  • FCN 502: Effective Writing for 1102s
  • FCN 504: Effectively Interacting with your Customer
  • FCN 507: Strengthen Your Resilience: Thrive as an 1102
  • FCN 602: Effective Time Management
  • FCN 603: Emotional Intelligence
  • FCN 605: Intermediate Agile Techniques for Contracting Professionals (Ideal for OI&T VA Acquisition Employees)
  • FCN 606: Federal Real Property Leasing Refresher
  • FCN 702: Develop Others and Pay it Forward
  • FCN 703: Manage the Message to Get Results
  • FCN 718: Contract Disputers and Terminations - 1 Day
  • FLD 124: The Engaging Leader
  • FLD 133: Leadership & Management Skills for Non-Supervisory
  • FLD 150: Leadership Skills and Techniques
  • FLD 151: Critical Thinking for Problem Solving
  • FLD 163: CLIMB – Lead from Where You Are
  • FLD 413: Think About IT - Systems Thinking in the VA – VTL
  • FFM 403: Federal Appropriations Law - 3 Days
  • FQN 408: Strategic Sourcing
  • FQN 170: Conducting Acquisitions for Cloud Services
  • FQN 415: Performance-Based Services Acquisitions with QASP
  • FQN 427: Writing Performance Based Work Statements
  • FQN 440: Basic Source Selection
  • FQN 442: Source Selection Best Value Decisions - 2 Days
  • FQN 449: Service Cont. Labor Standards Statute Overview

Senior Acquisition Leadership Training (SALT) is now open to Senior-Level FAC-P/PM Certified employees. SALT is a cohort-based development program for Supervisory 1102s and Program/Project Managers. Visit the SALT website for more information and application instructions.