Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
1 - Operational Contracting   Contracting functions in support of post, camp or stations
2 - Res & Dev   Contracting functions in support of research and development
3 - Sys Acq   Contracting functions in support of systems acquisition, to include all ACAT programs
4 - Logistics and Sustainment   Contracting functions performed by the Defense Logistics Agency or by other offices to sustain weapon systems
5 - Construction/ A&E   Contracting functions in support of construction and/or architect and engineering services
6 - Contingency/ Combat Ops   Contracting functions performed in a contingency or combat environment
7 - Contract Admin Office   Contracting function is primarily focused on contract administration
8 - Contract Cost/Price Analyst   Contracting function is primarily focused on advanced cost/price analysis
9 - Small Bus Specialist   Contracting function is primarily focused on advising small businesses or on strategies for maximizing use of small businesses
10 - Other   Contracting functions that perform a variety of assignments or are at a headquarters, secretariat, or OSD
Core Certification Standards (Required for DAWIA certification.)
 Acquisition Training   ACQ 202  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
 Functional Training   CON 360  Contracting for Decision Makers (R)
  1 additional course from the Harvard Business Management Modules
  Elective Requirement. Select one of the below courses:
  ACQ 265  Mission-Focused Services Acquisition (R)
  ACQ 315  Understanding Industry (Business Acumen) (R)
  ACQ 370  Acquisition Law (R)
  CON 244  Construction Contracting (R)
  CON 252  Fundamentals of Cost Accounting Standards (R)
  CON 320  Advanced Indirect Cost Analysis (R)
  CON 334  Advanced Contingency Contracting Officer's Course (R)
  CON 370  Advanced Cost and Price Analysis (R)
 Education   At least 24 semester hours in accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management
  Baccalaureate degree (Any Field of Study)
 Experience   4 years of contracting experience

Unique Position Training Standards
Level III Contracting personnel assigned to or devoting at least 50 percent of their time in support of an MDAP/MAIS program   ACQ 203 Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B (R)

Core Plus Development Guide (Desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  ACQ 450 Leading in the Acquisition Environment (R)
  ACQ 451 Integrated Acquisition for Decision Makers (R)
  ACQ 452 Forging Stakeholder Relationships (R)
  ACQ 453 Leader as Coach (R)
  CLB 007 Cost Analysis  
  CLB 011 Budget Policy                  
  CLC 023 Commercial Item Determination Executive Overview
  CLL 001 Life Cycle Management & Sustainment Metrics              
  CLV 016 Introduction to Earned Value Management              
  EVM 101 Fundamentals of Earned Value Management                
  HBS 309 Coaching For Results
  HBS 406 Coaching
  Masters degree in business administration or procurement
  Four (4) additional years of contracting experience
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.
12 See 10 U.S.C. 1724 exempts DoD GS-1102 series employees and military equivalents serving in the DoD on or before 30 Sep 2000; contracting officers with authority to award in excess of the SAT serving on or before 30 Sep 2000; as well as members of the Contingency Contracting Force from the requirement for a Baccalaureate degree.
14 Workforce members assigned to the position(s) identified in the Unique Position Training Standards section should meet the training standard(s) identified within 6 months of assignment.