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CERTIFICATION STANDARDS & CORE PLUS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
BUSINESS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT   LEVEL III
Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Budget/Program FM Analyst   Manages development and evaluation of budget and program improvement plans and resolves complex issues, identifies options, and negotiates with internal and external stakeholders for implementation
  Advises senior management on fiscal aspects of program management, ensures fiscal integrity, supports integration of acquisition disciplines
  Manages all aspects of the business financial management process for defense acquisition programs
  Review, allocate, or manage acquisition resources and programs
EVM Analyst   Plans and manages the IBR process as program manager’s principal earned value advisor
  Leads EVMS validation reviews as review director or principal deputy
  Analyzes and applies EVM data to determine root causes of existing cost and schedule problems, to forecast potential cost and schedule problems, and to forecast final project costs
 
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training Acquisition Training identifed at Level II must have been completed
 Functional Training   Functional Training identified at Level II must have been completed
  BCF 301  Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management Workshop (R)
  CLM 013  Work-Breakdown Structure
  CLM 031  Improved Statement of Work
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 6 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
  ACQ 450 Leading in the Acquisition Environment (R)
  ACQ 451 Integrated Acquisition for Decision Makers (R)
  ACQ 452 Forging Stakeholder Relationships (R)
  CLL 015 Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  CLM 014 IPT Management and Leadership
  CLM 200 Item-Unique Identification  
  CON 121 Contract Planning  
  CON 124 Contract Execution  
  CON 127 Contract Management  
  PMT 251 Program Management Tools Course, Part I
  PMT 257 Program Management Tools Course, Part II
  PMT 352A Program Management Office Course, Part A
  PMT 352B Program Management Office Course, Part B (R)
Education
 Graduate degree in business, business related field
Experience
 6 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.
5 When preparing your IDP, you and your supervisor should consider the training, education, and experience listed in the Core Plus Development Guide at this and the lower level(s) if not already completed.