The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the Federal Acquisition Institute have updated the federal acquisition certification in contracting to offer information technology procurement training, FCW reported Wednesday.
Troy Schneider writes the revised certification will take effect on Oct. 1 to coordinate a four-week class in line with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act curriculum.
Joanie Newhart, OFPP associate administrator, said the revision is intended to address training requirements for civilian employees in the acquisition field, according to the report.
The updated FAC-C will also require contracting personnel in the 1102 categorization to undergo the certification process, the report says.
Schneider writes IT specialization is the first stage of the process.