Army Contracting Writing Lab (ACWL)

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Mode and Duration:

  • FA51ACWL Resident: 1 Week (Directly following FA51AATC)
  • Onsite

Recommended Credit:

Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) FA51ACWL: 30 points

Functional Areas:

  •  51C Contracting

Active, Reserve and Guard Officers: 

Commissioned officers must have completed their branch advanced course, must be a Captain (O3) or above, and must have been assessed into the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps with a Functional Area code of 51. Officers must have a baccalaureate degree or higher with 24 business hours.

Active, Reserve, and Guard Non- Commissioned Officers: 

Non-Commissioned Officers must have been assessed into the 51C MOS and must be a Sergeant (E5) or above.

Security Clearance Requirement:


NCOs requiring a security clearance must contact the US Army Acquisition Support Center, ATTN: NCO Proponent, CMF 51 and MOS 51C, 9900 Belvoir Road, Suite 201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5567.

Registration Assistance:
(256) 824-4548

Mailing Address:

Army Acquisition Center of Excellence
1410 Ben Graves Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816

**FA51s going to a contracting assignment will attend 9 Weeks of initial training (AATC) as well as the follow on 1 week (ACWL).

**FA51s going to a program management assignment are not required to attend the 1 week ACWL course.

The Army Contract Writing Lab (ACWL) provides Officers and NCOs assigned to Contracting positions an immersive, hands-on training experience in operating the current procurement contracting writing software (Procurement Desktop – Defense (PD2)) used by the DoD in both CONUS and OCONUS operations.

Special Information: 

  1. AATC is not a stand alone course offering. Currently AATC is only available as a follow on course requirement for FA51s going to a contracting assignment
  2. In order to complete MOS 51C basic qualification training requirements, NCO’s must complete AATC (FA51AATC) and ACWL (FA51ACWL). These courses meet the individual DAWIA education requirements for the newly assessed Acquisition Soldier in both program management and contracting carrier fields. (excluding DAU class CON 0072)
  3. There are no DAWIA equivalencies granted for successful completion of ACWL
  4. This course can be found on ATRRS under School Code 701H. It is taught at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence (AACoE) on the campus of the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH)

To register for this course Soldiers must see their training section and complete an A1 application.

Course material is NOT releasable to students from foreign countries.