Senior-Level Course Descriptions - Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
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Senior-Level Course Descriptions

FAC-PPM-Course-Outline-Senior chart made of three columns of boxes and arrows

First column’s title says FAC - P/PM  TRAINING Second column’s title says FAC - P/PM CERTIFICATION Third column’s title says CONTINUOUS LEARNING The row’s title says SENIOR-LEVEL. Five boxes separated by arrows are in this row. Box under first column says FAC – P/PM Senior – Level –Virtual Pre-Course (12 hours) –Ten Day Resident Course (80 Hours) Arrow pointing to second column says Training Arrow pointing to second column says Experience Next box under second column says SENIOR- LEVEL -Recognized by all Civilian Federal Agencies -Administered in FAITAS Arrow pointing right Arrow pointing left Next box in row under third column says -80 CLPs Every 2 Years –Administered in FAITAS

As of October 1, 2019, all applicants for the FAC-P/PM Senior-Level course must be FAC-P/PM Mid-Level certified.

The Senior-Level FAC-P/PM training curriculum consists of a three-course series.  View the Senior-Level Certification Path Overview information.

Program Managers are Senior-Level practitioners who advance the organization’s strategic goals.  They manage programs, major investments, and multiple, related projects in a coordinated way, achieving benefits that could not occur if the projects were handled separately.

FAC-P/PM Senior Level Introduction (FPM 370)

This first prerequisite introduces participants to the FAC-P/PM Senior-Level course series and reviews the Program Level experience and other requirements for the next two courses in the series.  In this 90-minute webinar, the FAC-P/PM series is reviewed, expectations are set for a Senior-Level P/PM, and those choosing to continue to FPM 371 will complete a required, on-line, readiness assessment.

  • Class #719 scheduled for 07/29/2019
  • Class #720 scheduled for 08/12/2019
  • Class #721 scheduled for 09/23/2019
  • Class #701 scheduled for 10/07/2019
  • Class #702 scheduled for 10/21/2019
  • Class #703 scheduled for 11/04/2019
  • Class #704 scheduled for 11/18/2019
  • Class #705 scheduled for 12/02/2019
  • Class #706 scheduled for 12/16/2019
  • Class #707 scheduled for 01/06/2020
  • Class #708 scheduled for 01/27/2020
  • Class #709 scheduled for 02/03/2020
  • Class #710 scheduled for 02/24/2020

Course Type:  Virtual
Upcoming Courses:  View Schedule and Register via FAITAS
Course Length:  90 minute webinar followed by an on-line self-assessment

FAC-P/PM Senior Level Pre-Course (FPM 371)

Registration eligibility is determined by the successful completion of the self-assessment in FPM370.  This second prerequisite begins with a 90-minute webinar that reviews the requirements to succeed in this and the classroom course.  This is followed by on-line exercises and activities with due times/dates Senior-Level participants perform exercises and provide artifacts they will use in the classroom.  Successful completion is required to attend FPM 372.

Course Type:  Virtual
Upcoming Courses:  View Schedule and Register via FAITAS
Course Length:  90 minute webinar followed by virtual coursework with due times/dates

  • September 9-20, 2019 - Virtual
  • October 15-25, 2019 - Virtual
  • January 13-24, 2020 - Virtual
  • April 20-May 1, 2020 - Virtual
  • July 13-24, 2020 - Virtual
  • August 3-14, 2020 - Virtual
FAC-P/PM Senior Level Course (FPM 372)

This 10-day, classroom-based course is designed specifically for professionals with program and project management skills, training, and experience who have successfully completed the two prerequisite courses.  It is the third and final in the FAC-P/PM Senior-Level series.  Success in this course requires FAC-P/PM Mid-Level certification and/or equivalent knowledge along with extensive experience in Federal Government program management, including the application of multiple PM frameworks, a very good command of project and program management activities, and leadership skills.  Successful completion of the FAC-P/PM Senior-Level three-course series meets the training requirements for certification.  Experience requirements for certification are set by FAI and verified by your Acquisition Career Management Office.

Course Type:  Face-to-face
Upcoming Courses:  View Schedule and Register via FAITAS
Course Length:  10 days

  • October 28-November 8, 2019 - Frederick, MD
  • January 27-February 7, 2020 - Frederick, MD
  • April 6-17, 2020 - Orlando, FL
  • May 4-15, 2020 - Frederick, MD
  • August 17-28, 2020 - Frederick, MD

Certification is not automatic after training.  Students seeking any FAC-P/PM certification must initiate their request in FAITAS to complete their certification request through the Acquisition Human Capital Management Service (  The Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy does not provide certification.