Does a workforce member need to be certified before they can apply for a credential?



Credentials are separate and different from DAWIA certification. AAW members can continue to take credentials outside of their functional area or without being certified. The DACM Office strongly recommends that AAW members first t focus on achieving the certification standards required for their current acquisition-coded position, before pursuing credentials. Credentials are important for just-in-time training. AAW members should sit down with their first-line supervisor to discuss if there is a need to complete credential training and plan courses in their Individual Development Plan, as appropriate.