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

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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 training 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.

Course Type: Instructor-led
Upcoming Courses: View Schedule and Register via FAITAS
Course Length: 2 hours; 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 FPM 370 self-assessment.

This second prerequisite begins with a 90-minute webinar that reviews the requirements to succeed in FPM 371 and 372. The webinar 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 throughout the remainder of the training series. Successful completion is required to attend FPM 372.

Course Type: Instructor-led
Upcoming Courses: View Schedule and Register via FAITAS
Course Length: 10 hours; 90 minute webinar followed by virtual coursework with due times/dates

FAC-P/PM Senior Level Course (FPM 372)

This 10-day 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 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 (ACM) office.

Course Type: Instructor-led
Upcoming Courses: View Schedule and Register via FAITAS
Course Length: 80 hours; 10 days


The Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy does not provide certification. 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. This FAC-PPM Program Virtual Guide provides a quick reference for those individuals interested in, or pursuing certification.