Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Cost Estimator   Applies the cost estimating process in the construction of a cost estimate
Core Certification Standards (Required for DAWIA certification.)
 Acquisition Training   ACQ 202  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
  ACQ 203  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B (R)
 Functional Training   BCF 206  Cost Risk Analysis (R)
  BCF 215  Operating and Support Cost Analysis (R)
  BCF 220  Acquisition Business Management Concepts
  BCF 225  Acquisition Business Management Application (R)
  BCF 230  Intermediate Cost Analysis (R)
  BCF 250  Applied Software Cost Estimating (R)
  CLB 026  Forecasting Techniques
  CLB 030  Data Collection and Sources
 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   4 years of acquisition experience in cost estimating

Core Plus Development Guide (Desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Cost Estimator
  ACQ 265 Mission-Focused Services Acquisition (R)
  CLC 007 Contract Source Selection
  CLC 008 Indirect Costs
  CLC 104 Analyzing Profit or Fee
  CLL 015 Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  CLM 012 Program Scheduling
  CLM 014 Team Management and Leadership
  CLM 024 Contracting Overview
  EVM 262 EVMS Guidelines and Compliance (R)
  EVM 263 Principles of Schedule Management (R)
  ISA 101 Basic Information Systems Acquisition
  LOG 100 Life Cycle Logistics Fundamentals
  PMT 252 Program Management Tools Course, Part I
  PMT 257 Program Management Tools Course, Part II
  Baccalaureate degree in engineering, statistics, or other Math intensive field of study
  4 years of acquisition experience in Cost Estimating
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.