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Acquisition Workforce Certifications

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy established the requirements for the Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) programs, which is administered by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). The USDA Acquisition Workforce members are required to meet the Federal, USDA and Departmental Management requirements for education, experience and training that can be found on the sites and/or documents below:


  • Agency Procedure/Guidance - Departmental Management & Staff Offices
  • Title Date File/Site
    AOP 2, FAC-COR February 20, 2012 [.HTM]
    AOP 13, Delegation of COR February 4, 2015 [.HTM]
    FAC-PPM Application Guidance May 4, 2017 [.PDF] [FORM]
  • USDA Acquisition Workforce Policies   [.HTM]

  • Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) Program and Standards [.HTM]