FAC-P/PM, FAC-COR, and FAC-C certifications are managed and awarded at the agency level. Each federal agency has a designated Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) responsible for managing the certification requirements of the acquisition workforce members in your agency. If you are a Non-DOI employee, contact your ACM for more information. If you are a DOI employee, contact your Bureau Acquisition Career Coordinator (BACC).
The Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Officer’s Representative (FAC-COR) Program is for acquisition workforce members who ensure that contractors meet the commitments of their contracts, ensure proper development of requirements, and assist Contracting Officers in managing their contracts as they will be the first to recognize when a program or contract is under-performing. The FAC-COR is only one component of strengthening the COR function.
The Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Program is for contracting professionals in the Federal Government performing contracting and procurement activities and functions. The FAC-C applies to all executive agencies, except the Department of Defense (DoD).
The Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) program is for acquisition professionals in the Federal Government performing program and project management activities and functions. Program and Project Managers (P/PMs) are critical in developing accurate government requirements, defining measurable performance standards, and managing life-cycle activities to ensure that intended outcomes are achieved. The FAC-P/PM focuses on essential functional and technical competencies needed for P/PMs. It does not include agency-specific competencies. The FAC-P/PM applies to all executive agencies, except the Department of Defense (DoD).
The FAC-P/PM-IT core-plus competency model identifies the minimum competencies (15 Technical and 18 Core-Plus Performance Outcomes) required to specialize as a federally certified Program and Project Manager performing acquisition of Information Technology (IT) capital assets. The specialization is based upon the technical competencies identified in the 2210 Series Competency Model for IT Program Management, and the shared competencies derived from OPM’s IT Program Manager Career Path Guide.