Students can complete their program (training requirements for career field certification) by exercising the Equivalency Program. DAU provides the opportunity for other organizations (federal, colleges/universities, private vendors, and non-profits) to offer courses, programs, or certifications for which DAU would accept as equivalent to one or more DAU courses if upon evaluation of the organization’s materials and standards, they adequately address all of the DAU course learning outcomes for a selected DAU course. It is the responsibility of the organization providing the other instruction to request equivalency. It is DAU’s policy to accept, without further assessment of the student, the equivalent course completions a student has pursued through other resources when fulfilling course prerequisite and/or program training requirements.
For more information on Equivalency, please click this link: https://myclass.dau.mil/bbcswebdav/xid-588711_4
Many current DAU courses have resemble previous DAU courses. If the content has remained relatively constant, the old DAU course or “predecessor” course is acceptable for meeting current DAU course prerequisite requirements as well as for meeting current acquisition career field certification and/or unique position training standards. For more information on Predecessors, please click this link: http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/AllPredecessor.aspx
Students can complete program (training requirements for career field certification) by exercising the Fulfillment Program. Through an assessment of the student’s past training and experience, regardless of source, against the learning outcomes of select DAU courses, DoD components and agencies may approve a fulfillment request by the student thereby certifying that the student possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities that would otherwise have been gained by attending the DAU course. It is the responsibility of the Defense Acquisition Workforce member’s component or agency to implement the fulfillment program. It is DAU’s policy to accept, without further assessment of the student, the approved fulfillments a student possesses when fulfilling course prerequisite and/or program training requirements.
For more information on Fulfillment, please click on the below link and follow the steps to access the specific course fulfillment guide: http://icatalog.dau.mil/DAUFulfillmentPgm.aspx
1. Click “Student Course Materials” at the bottom of that page.
2. Then click on DAU course number (e.g. IRM 202) of the course that you plan to apply for fulfillment.
3. Then click on Fulfillment Guide on the left.
4. Then click on Fulfillment guide icon at the bottom.
5. Cancel the password prompt.
6. The “Employee Self-Assessment” form (.xls for that class.) will open up
7. Save the document to your computer for completion and submission with the DD 2518.
Army specific instructions for submission may be found by clicking on this link: https://asc.army.mil/docs/policy/Fulfillment_Document.pdf
Helpful hints for filling out a Fulfillment package may be found by clicking on this link: https://asc.army.mil/docs/policy/fulfillment_app_helpfulhints_06Aug08.pdf
Army Process for Applying for Fulfillment: https://asc.army.mil/web/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Army-Procedures-for-Fulfillment-Program_7May2013_updated-reference-URL.pdf