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Certification & Core Plus Development Guides
Certification & Core Plus Development Guides
The Guides were initially implemented on October 1, 2007. While changes to the certification standards are normally implemented on October 1, of any given year, other aspects of the guide, in particular the Core Plus component may be modified throughout the year. Besides linking directly to the guide listed, the tables below identify the date of the most recent publishing. The career field guides on this site represent the most current career field certification standards required of Defense Acquisition Workforce personnel depending on the career field/path and level (I, II, or III) assigned to the workforce member's acquisition position. It also represents the most current recommendations for continuing training and education depending on the workforce member's type of assignment within their career field/path. Select your guide either from the menu on the left or from the table below.

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  Changes / Archives
 
While changes to the certification standards are normally implemented on October 1, of any given year, other aspects of the guide, in particular the Core Plus component, may be modified throughout the year. Besides linking directly to the guide listed, the tables below identify the date of the most recent publishing.

auditing
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
Business - Cost Estimating
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
Business - Financial Management
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
contracting
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
Engineering
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
facilities engineering
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
industrial and contract property management
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
information technology
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
life cycle logistics
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
production, quality and manufacturing
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
program management
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
purchasing
levels
level 1
level 2
Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering – Science and Technology Manager
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3
test and evaluation
levels
level 1
level 2
level 3