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CERTIFICATION STANDARDS & CORE PLUS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
ENGINEERING   LEVEL I
Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Functional Engineer   Plans, organizes, conducts, and/or monitors engineering activities relating to the design, development, fabrication, installation, modification, sustainment, and/or analysis of systems or systems components for a functional specialty (i.e., reliability and maintainability, systems safety, materials, avionics, structures, propulsion, chemical/biological, human systems interfaces, weapons, Computer Engineer/Scientist, etc.).
  Demonstrates how systems engineering technical processes and technical management processes guide engineering activities for a functional specialty.
General Engineer   Plans, organizes, conducts, and/or monitors engineering design, development, and sustainment activities for systems or systems components.
  Demonstrates how systems engineering technical processes and technical management processes guide design, development, and sustainment activities.
Research Engineer or Scientist   Plans, organizes, and conducts science and technology research and engineering activities supporting acquisition programs, projects, or activities.
  Demonstrates how systems engineering technical processes and technical management processes guide science and technology research and engineering activities.
Technical Support (Applicable to Level 1 Only)   Plans, organizes and conducts technical activities relating to the design, development, research, fabrication, installation, modification, sustainment, inspection, production, application, standardization, testing and/or analysis of systems or systems components for a technical specialty.
  Demonstrates how systems engineering technical processes and technical support processes guide design, development and sustainment activities.
 
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training  ACQ 101  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
 Functional Training   ENG 101  Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  CLE 001  Value Engineering
  CLE 004  Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts
  CLM 017  Risk Management
 Education   Baccalaureate or graduate degree in a technical or scientific field such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, or computer science
  Note: Civilians serving as an 0802, 0856, or 0895 must meet the OPM education requirements in lieu of this education standard.
  Note: Civilians serving in an 08XX Professional Engineering series position must meet the OPM education requirements in lieu of this education standard.
 Experience   1 year of technical experience in an acquisition position from among the following career fields/paths: ENG, S&TM, IT, T&E, PQM, FE, PM, or LCL
  Similar experience gained from other government positions or industry is acceptable as long as it meets the above standards


Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Func Eng Gen Eng Res Eng/Sci Tech Supt
  BCF 106 Fundamentals of Cost Analysis    
  BCF 131 Applied Cost Analysis (R)    
  CLB 009 Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution and Budget Exhibits
  CLB 024 Cost Risk Analysis Introduction  
  CLB 026 Forecasting Techniques  
  CLB 029 Rates      
  CLC 008 Indirect Costs  
  CLC 011 Contracting for the Rest of Us
  CLC 056 Analyzing Contract Costs    
  CLC 060 Time and Materials Contracts  
  CLE 009 ESOH in Systems Engineering  
  CLE 015 Continuous Process Improvement Familiarization
  CLE 021 Technology Readiness Assessments
  CLL 011 Performance Based Logistics (PBL)      
  CLM 013 Work-Breakdown Structure
  CLV 016 Introduction to Earned Value Management    
  EVM 101 Fundamentals of Earned Value Management  
  ISA 101 Basic Information Systems Acquisition    
  LOG 101 Acquisition Logistics Fundamentals  
  LOG 102 Fundamentals of System Sustainment Management  
  PQM 101 Production, Quality, and Manufacturing Fundamentals    
  STM 101 Introduction to Science and Technology Management  
  TST 102 Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation
Education
 None specified
Experience
 One (1) year of technical experience (in addition to core certification experience)
Notes:
1 The Core Certification Standards section lists the training and/or education and experience REQUIRED for certification at this level for this career field within 24 months of assignment.
2 “(R)” following a course title indicates the course is delivered as resident-based instruction.
3 When preparing your IDP, you and your supervisor should consider the training, education, and experience listed in this Core Plus Development Guide if not already completed.