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Subsidiary Career Field Certification

Certification in a career field other than the individual’s primary AT&L career field is called a subsidiary career field certification .

  • AT&L Workforce members are encouraged to pursue subsidiary career field certification. The subsidiary career field should build upon competencies in the primary career field and relate to the individual’s acquisition assignment.
  • Subsidiary Program Management certification is highly recommended for AT&L Workforce members assigned to Program Executive Offices or Program Offices when the primary career field is Systems Planning, Research, Development, & Engineering; Life Cycle Logistics; or Production, Quality, and Manufacturing.
  • Subsidiary certification begins at Level I regardless of the individual’s duties and responsibilities, grade/pay band, or rank.

In general, individuals should meet primary certification requirements before pursuing subsidiary certifications.

Subsidiary Certification Timeframe

Unlike primary career field certifications, there are no timeframes associated with subsidiary career field certifications.

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