Solutions

At the FAC Academy we have a number of solutions to help you with all of your Federal and Commercial acquisition training needs. Our mission - to provide the most comprehensive, integrated, and cost-effective solutions to the training needs of Federal and Commercial program and acquisition managers – drives us in everything we do.

We are committed to fulfilling your training needs, and to partnering with you and your organization to customize your training experience, ensuring that your acquisition professionals are effective upon their first day from the classroom.

The Federal courses available through the FAC Academy have been designed from the ground up to map directly to the Competencies required by OMB and outlined by OFPP and FAI. We put you, the student, at the heart of our course design, and this is evident in the student-centered, experiential courses that we create.

When combined with our experienced, world-class Federal instructors, our curricula truly do represent the most comprehensive, integrated, cost-effective programs available. Read on for more information about our unique Federal solutions:

FAC-P/PM Program

Focused on the Federal P/PM’s unique responsibilities, our FAI-verified FAC-P/PM programs give Federal students the academic, practical, and experiential knowledge they need, and return them to the workplace in less time than other FAC-P/PM curricula.

Offered at all 3 certification levels (Entry, Mid, and Senior), our programs bring a consistent level of training and conceptual knowledge to the Agency’s entire cadre of P/PM professionals, whatever their experience.

Every slide, exercise, discussion, case, and assessment tool is geared to, and written for, the Federal P/PM. Because of this, our entire FAC-P/PM curriculum is specific to the very unique responsibilities of the Federal P/PM.

This holistic approach to Federal program and project management course design allowed FAI to verify, with its highest “5 out of 5” rating, the 4 courses of our 12-Day program as meeting all FAI requirements without the need for a lengthy (and expensive) additional “Government Specifics” or “Capstone” course.

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FAC-COR+ Program

The FAC Academy’s FAC-COR+ courses fully cover FAI’s newest requirements for FAC-COR Level II and Level III certification. Giving you more bang for your training buck, many of our FAC-COR courses are also integrated with our FAC-P/PM courses, allowing FAC Academy students to simultaneously earn significant credit toward their future FAC-P/PM certifications.

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Continuous Learning Point (CLP) Courses

All FAC certifications (FAC-P/PM, FAC-COR, and FAC-C) require CLP credits every 2 years. FAC-P/PM and FAC-C require 80 every other year; FAC-COR requires 40. All FAC Academy courses qualify as CLP courses, and we have CLP courses specific to FAC-P/PM and FAC-COR courses that both refresh and extend your previous training and experience.

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FAC-C

All three FAC-C certifications (Level I, II, and III) require one or more Elective courses. Taking project management or other non-contracting Acquisition Management courses provides the perfect complement to the extensive contracting training you receive in your core FAC-C courses. All FAC Academy FAC-P/PM courses qualify as valid FAC-C Elective courses.

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In today's hyper-competitive Government contracting marketplace, forward-thinking industry leaders realize the importance of having their acquisition management teams be as conversant in DAWIA/FAI-based Federal acquisition concepts as they are in PMBOK® program management disciplines.

Our 12-day, 4-course Commercial Acquisition Manager Program (CAM) fulfills this need. It offers industry managers the unique combination of a full-featured curriculum that addresses all 9 Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK®, and incorporates the critical Government-specific concepts and terminology needed to successfully manage a Federal “Big A” Acquisition program. And just like their Government counterparts, students in these classes benefit from the FAC Academy's proven ALTA™ and FAC-Pro™ methodologies.

A complete PMP® training curriculum in and of itself, the Commercial Acquisition Manager program also includes FREE access to the industry's most popular and successful online PMP Prep course, preparing students to take and pass the PMI® Project Management Professional exam.

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Solutions Commercial

The Federal courses available through the FAC Academy have been designed from the ground up to map directly to the Competencies required by OMB and outlined by OFPP and FAI. We put you, the student, at the heart of our course design, and this is evident in the student-centered, experiential courses that we create.

When combined with our experienced, world-class Federal instructors, our curricula truly do represent the most comprehensive, integrated, cost-effective programs available. Read on for more information about our unique Federal solutions:

On-site Training

Are you a manager who has a group of employees who need our Federal or commercial training? Or a student who has coworkers that would also need any of our courses?

We are more than happy to come train on-site! Bringing our course and one of our premier instructors to teach at your location saves you the expense of having multiple people travel.

Don’t have a classroom site? Not a problem! If necessary, we can teach these courses in large conference rooms, or we can host them for you in classrooms that we procure through a third party. Please contact us if you have a need for multiple people to receive the same type of training.

Open Enrollment

We host open enrollment opportunities for our most popular courses on a rolling schedule. All of these classes will be held in the Washington, DC metro area. We also work with agencies that host open enrollment courses on-site around the country. Any of our courses may be available for open enrollment, so visit our Upcoming Courses page for a listing of all upcoming open enrollment opportunities.

Custom Classes

We don’t have clients. We have partners, and we truly believe in the value of tailoring our material to your Agency. Because ALL of our courses have been written from the ground up to match FAI’s competency requirements, we have the ability to distribute customized handouts, best practices, and examples that are specific to your agency.

Finally, we can mold our classes to fit specialized time requirements – We have taught many “boot camp” style courses in the past, helping students receive a complete level of FAC-P/PM courses in as little as ten work days. Please contact us if any of these options offer something you would like to work into an existing offering, or if you’d like to learn more about how we can deliver a customized training solution to your students.