Sign me up, Coach!

Sign me up, Coach!

by Joyce Junior Eighteen colleagues from the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) recently completed the first ever Coaching Pilot Program, offered by the Army Director of Career Management (DACM) Office and launched in June 2017. The participants were partnered with experienced and certified executive coaches and met regularly through the end of September. This pilot and talent management initiative is in accord with the AAW Human Capital Strategic Plan (HCSP), and participants included AAW members from the Army DACM Office, the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Soldier and the PEO for Enterprise Information Systems. The pilot included both group and individual sessions. Eighteen people participated in individual coaching and 15 participated […]

Where can I find the current listing of acquisition certification standards?

The defense acquisition certification standards are posted and maintained on the DAU interactive catalog at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx. Each of the Acquisition Career Fields (ACFs) has a unique combination of education, training and experience standards which must be met to achieve Level I, II or III acquisition certification in the respective specific ACF. These standards are reviewed by the functional communities, DAU and the service Director of Acquisition Career Management (DACM) offices throughout the year. Changes to the standards are generally inserted at the beginning of the new fiscal year, although there are exceptions to this schedule.  DAU course descriptions, course prerequisites, and other pertinent information such as equivalent courses, predecessor courses, and […]

I am a Department of Army Civilian Acquisition employee. How do I apply for DAWIA certification?

To apply for acquisition certification, please submit electronically through the CAMP website at https://rda.altess.army.mil/camp/. Once logged in, click on CAPPMIS and then select CMS (Certification Management System). If needed, please see the CMS documents housed within this portal for submission instructions. NOTE: You will be required to submit a resume with your application. Please ensure that Section IX (Assignment History) of your ACRB is updated to reflect the positions as shown on your resume. [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”https://asc.army.mil/web/all-faqs/” text=”BACK TO FAQS” margin_right=”50%” […]

I am a Department of Army Military member, but not in an Acquisition billet. How do I apply for DAWIA certification?

As an Active Duty military member, you are not eligible to receive certification unless you are currently assigned to an acquisition position. Please see first Q&A at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/faq_catalog.asp.   [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”https://asc.army.mil/web/all-faqs/” text=”BACK TO FAQS” margin_right=”50%” margin_left=”50%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

I am a Department of Army Civilian but not in an acquisition position. How do I apply for DAWIA certification?

You are not eligible to receive certification unless you are currently assigned to an acquisition position. Please refer to the Acquisition Certification Policy dated Aug 20, 2014 at http://asc.army.mil/web/alt-workforce-policy-procedure/.     [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”https://asc.army.mil/web/all-faqs/” text=”BACK TO FAQS” margin_right=”50%” margin_left=”50%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

I am a Department of Army Military Acquisition member. How do I apply for DAWIA certification?

To apply for acquisition certification, please submit electronically through the CAMP website at https://rda.altess.army.mil/camp/. Once logged in, click on CAPPMIS and then select CMS (Certification Management System). If needed, please see the CMS documents housed within this portal for submission instructions. [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”https://asc.army.mil/web/all-faqs/” text=”BACK TO FAQS” margin_right=”50%” margin_left=”50%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

I am required to be certified at Level III for my position. Must I first obtain certification at Level I and II?

NO. You only need to obtain Level III certification. However, keep in mind that many of the courses required for the level III certification require completion of level I and II prerequisite courses. You must complete the prerequisite courses but you are not required to actually obtain the certification at the lower levels. The certification requirements and the prerequisites for each course can be found in the DAU Interactive Catalog at <a href=”http://icatalog.dau.mil/” target=”_blank”>http://icatalog.dau.mil/</a>.   [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”https://asc.army.mil/web/all-faqs/” text=”BACK TO FAQS” […]

Why doesn’t the system allow me to apply for a certification outside of my career field?

Please refer to Paragraph 4c of the Dept of Army Certification Policy and Procedures at http://asc.army.mil/web/alt-workforce-policy-procedure. You must obtain certification in the career field and level required of your position before applying for additional career field certifications. The field and level required of your position can be found in Section I (Current Position Data) of your ACRB.   [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”https://asc.army.mil/web/all-faqs/” text=”BACK TO FAQS” margin_right=”50%” margin_left=”50%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

I was denied certification; I was told that because I already have a certification in another career field, I could not use the same experience to obtain this certification. Where is this policy written?

Please refer to the Dept of Army Certification Policy and Procedures at http://asc.army.mil/web/alt-workforce-policy-procedure/. Paragraph 4k(1) of this policy states “the same months of specialized experience used to obtain certification in one ACF, may not be applied to meet the specialized experience of an additional ACF.” [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”https://asc.army.mil/web/all-faqs/” text=”BACK TO FAQS” margin_right=”50%” margin_left=”50%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

If I am denied certification by a certifying official, do I have any recourse?

Yes. The certification process allows an applicant who is denied certification by a certifying official to appeal the decision within 30 calendar days from the denial date.  The appeal process is automated through the Certification Management System.   [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”https://asc.army.mil/web/all-faqs/” text=”BACK TO FAQS” margin_right=”50%” margin_left=”50%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][/vc_row]