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 110  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
  ACQ 165 Defense Acquisition of Services
  CLB 014 Acquisition Reporting Concepts and Policy Requirements
  CLB 023 Software Cost Estimating
  CLB 025 Total Ownership Cost
  CLB 029 Rates
  CLB 030 Data Collection and Sources
  CLB 031 Time Phasing Techniques
  CLB 032 Force Structure Costing
  CLB 033 Databases for the Cost Estimate
  CLB 034 Probability Trees
  CLB 038 Comparative Analysis
  CLB 039 Cost Estimation Terminology
  CLB 040 Should-cost Management
  CLC 011 Contracting for the Rest of Us
  CLE 011 Modeling and Simulation for Systems Engineering
  CLL 004 Life Cycle Logistics for the Rest of Us
  CLL 011 Performance Based Logistics (PBL)
  CLR 151 Analysis of Alternatives
  ISA 101 Basic Information Systems Acquisition
  STM 101 Introduction to Science and Technology Management
  TST 102 Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation
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.