CERTIFICATION STANDARDS & CORE PLUS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT  LEVEL3
Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Weapon Systems   Leads and provides oversight of IPTs delivering a weapon system, C2/network-centric system, or space system.
  Leads tasks supporting pre-award contracts, financial management, risk management, systems engineering, total ownership cost determination, contract coordination, and communications.
Services   Organizes and leads DoD professional, administrative, and management support service contracting as relates to developing clearly stated and actionable requirements packages.
  Coordinates with local contracting officers, and ensures opportunities for socio-economic business concerns.
  Performs all acquisition strategy requirements actions noted in Attachment 1 to AT&L Services Memo of Oct. 2, 2006.
Business Mgt Systems/IT   Oversees transformation integration, planning and performance, and investment management as applies to the acquisition community, program office(s), and system(s) under development.
 
Core Certification Standards (Required for DAWIA certification.)
 Acquisition Training   None required
 Functional Training   ACQ 315  Understanding Industry (Business Acumen) (R)
  BCF 103  Fundamentals of Business Financial Management
  EVM 263  Principles of Schedule Management (R)
  LOG 103  Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM)
  PMT 355  Program Management Office Course, Part A
  PMT 360  Program Management Office Course, Part B (R)
  SYS 202  Intermediate Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering, Part I
 Education   Formal education not required for certification.
 Experience   4 years in program management with cost, schedule and performance responsibilities
  At least 2 years in a program office for system development and acquisition or similar organization (dedicated matrix support to a PM, PEO, DCMA program integrator, or supervisor of shipbuilding). These two years may run concurrent with the preceding 4 year requirement.
  OR
  Level III DAWIA certification in another acquisition functional
  2 years in program management with cost, schedule and performance responsibilities
  2 years in a program office for system development and acquisition or similar organization (dedicated matrix support to a PM, PEO, DCMA program integrator, or supervisor of shipbuilding). These 2 years may run concurrent with the preceding Level III or 2 year requirements.

Unique Position Training Standards
PEOs; PM/DPM of MDAP/MAIS; PM/DPM of significant nonmajor programs (see note 6 below)   PMT 401 Program Manager's Course (R)
    PMT 402 Executive Program Manager's Course (R)

Core Plus Development Guide (Desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Wpn Sys Services Bus Mgt/IT
  ACQ 265 Mission-Focused Services Acquisition (R)  
  ACQ 370 Acquisition Law (R)
  ACQ 452 Forging Stakeholder Relationships (R)
  BCF 209 Acquisition Reporting for MDAPs and MAIS (R)  
  CLE 008 Six Sigma: Concepts and Processes
  CLE 301 Reliability and Maintainability  
  CLL 022 Title 10 Depot Maintenance Statute Overview
  CLL 201 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Fundamentals
  ENG 202 Applied Systems Engineering in Defense Acquisition, Part II (R)    
  ISA 320 Advanced Program Information Systems Acquisition (R)
  LOG 200 Product Support Strategy Development, Part A  
  LOG 201 Product Support Strategy Development, Part B (R)  
  LOG 204 Configuration Management  
  LOG 235 Performance-Based Logistics  
  PMT 400 Program Manager's Skills Course (R)
  PQM 201A Intermediate Production, Quality, and Manufacturing, Part A    
  TST 204 Intermediate Test and Evaluation (R)    
Education
  At least 24 semester hours from among accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management (DANTES equivalency may be substituted)
Experience
  2 additional years of acquisition experience, preferably in a systems program office or similar organization (in addition to core certification experience)
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.
6 Workforce members assigned to the positions(s) listed in the Unique Position Training Standards section MUST meet these training standard(s) within 6 months of assignment.
11 Workforce members assigned to the position(s) listed in the Unique Position Training Standards section MUST meet these training standard(s) within 24 months of assignment.