CERTIFICATION STANDARDS & CORE PLUS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
BUSINESS COST ESTIMATING  LEVEL1
Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Cost Estimator   Relates the processes of life cycle cost estimating within the context of materiel system acquisition in the Department of Defense
 
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 130  Fundamentals of Cost Analysis
  BCF 131  Applied Cost Analysis (R)
  EVM 101  Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
 Education   Baccalaureate degree (any field of study)
  3 semester credit hours from a calculus course
  21 semester credit hours in any combination of the following fields of study: operations research, economics, mathematics, chemistry, physics or other sciences where the utilization of advanced mathematical skills in geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability, and/or quantitative analysis
 Experience   2 years of acquisition experience in cost estimating


Core Plus Development Guide (Desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Cost Estimator
  CLB 014 Acquisition Reporting Concepts and Policy Requirements
  CLC 005 Simplified Acquisition Procedures
  CLM 016 Cost Estimating
  CLV 016 Introduction to Earned Value Management
  CLV 018 Earned Value and Financial Management Reports
  CLV 019 Estimate at Completion
  CLV 020 Baseline Maintenance
Education
  Baccalaureate degree in engineering, statistics, or other math intensive field of study
Experience
  2 years of acquisition experience in Cost Estimating
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.