AACOE Training programs

Phase One
  • Army Acquisition Foundation Course – three-week course provides entry-level training in program management and contracting. This course should be taken upon entry into your first acquisition assignment.
  • Army Basic Contracting Course – four-week course provides training in The Army Basic Contracting Course (ABCC) covers cost and pricing fundamentals (CON 170), contingency contracting practices and procedures (CON 234 equivalency), and Procurement Desktop – Defense (PD2) to include software and practical application. It should be taken upon entry into your first contracting assignment.
  • DA Civilians will only attend the first two weeks of ABCC.
Phase Two
  • Army Acquisition Intermediate Contracting Course – four-week course provides intermediate level training in contracting. It should be taken after one year of contracting experience. This course provides Level 2 training in contracting. Students must have completed their Level 1 training in contracting prior to attending this course.
Other Acquisition Training
  • FA 51 Intermediate Qualification Course – a highly-competitive three-week course designed to provide more advanced acquisition-related education to military and civilians who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential in previous acquisition assignments. This course prepares you for more challenging acquisition assignments.
Administrative Information
  1. 1. Civilians will be accepted into the courses on a SPACE AVAILABLE basis. Defense Acquisition University remains the primary venue for functional education and training.
  2. 2. All classes taught at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence in Huntsville.

Army Contracting Command (AAC) will send a welcome letter to each student authorized travel for his/her training. The letter will contain travel authorization specifics and a fund citation for use in DTS.

Registration Assistance:
Contact: AACoE
Phone: (256) 824-4293

Mailing Address:
Army Acquisition Center of Excellence
ATTN: AACoE, UC
124 University Circle
Huntsville, AL 35899