There are primarily two types of waivers available for members of the Acquisition Workforce, (1) certification position waiver and (2) Critical Acquisition Position/Key Leadership Position (CAP/KLP) waiver.
Certification Position waiver: If an individual is unable to obtain their current position certification requirement within 24 months of occupying their position the organization may submit a DD Form 2905 ( Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (AT&L) Workforce Position Requirements or Tenure Waiver) requesting a waiver. Normally, a waiver is for no more than 12 months to allow an individual to meet position certification requirements. Please refer to the document entitled “Position Requirement Extension Waiver” at http://asc.army.mil/web/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Position_Requirement_Extension_Waiver_Revised_11_16.pdf for the procedures and signature authority for submission of a waiver.
CAP/KLP waiver: When an individual is tentatively selected to occupy a CAP/KLP they must have Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) membership. If the individual does not have AAC membership either the Civilian Personnel Office or the organization must submit a DD Form 2905 (AT&L Workforce Position Requirements or Tenure Waiver) with supporting documentation requesting a waiver prior to the individual filling the position. Normally, a waiver is for 24 months to allow an individual to meet AAC requirements and access into AAC. Please refer to the document entitled “CAP Waiver Instructions” at http://asc.army.mil/web/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/CAP_Waiver_Instructions_Revised_11_16.pdf for the procedures and signature authority for submission of a CAP/KLP waiver.