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CERTIFICATION STANDARDS & CORE PLUS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
BUSINESS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT   LEVEL I
Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Budget/Program FM Analyst   Applies basic concepts of budget and program principles, policies, procedures, concepts, standards, terminology, and a general knowledge of the financial management and business operation systems
  Possesses a basic knowledge of acquisition; recognizes the life-cycle process of an acquisition program
  Review, allocate, or manage acquisition resources and programs
EVM Analyst  Relates earned value management to acquisition and financial management associated processes, identifies DoD and DFARS earned value contractual requirements, calculates simple EVM metrics from EVM data
 
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training  ACQ 101  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
 Functional Training   BCF 103  Fundamentals of Business Financial Management
  BCF 106  Fundamentals of Cost Analysis
  EVM 101  Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 2 years of acquisition experience in Budgeting, Financial and/or Earned Value Management


Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Bgt/Prg FM Analyst EVM Analyst
  BCF 131 Applied Cost Analysis (R)
  CLB 014 Acquisition Reporting Concepts and Policy Requirements
  CLC 008 Indirect Costs  
  CLC 024 Basic Math Tutorial
  CLC 102 Administration of Other Transactions
  CLM 016 Cost Estimating
  CLV 017 Performance Measurement Baseline
  CLV 018 Earned Value and Financial Management Reports
  CLV 019 Estimate at Completion
  CLV 020 Baseline Maintenance
Education
 Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) or equivalent in business or a business-related field
Experience
 2 years of acquisition experience in Budgeting, Financial and/or Earned Value Management in support of an acquisition program
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.