In accordance with USC 10, Chapter 87, Section 1732, Acquisition Workforce (AWF) members are required to meet education standards for Acquisition Corps Membership and for career field certification listed in the Certification and Core Development Guides and published annually in the DAU iCatalog.
Coursework completed to meet education requirements must be documented on a transcript from an accredited institution of higher education in order to validate degree completion and credit hours earned.
When used in the context of DAWIA, “24/12” refers to an Acquisition Corps education requirement that consists of 24 semester credit hours in the person's primary career field (typically business or technical fields of study) and one of the following:
All credit hours, other than those approved by ACE, must be reflected on an official college or university transcript. For detailed information on crediting semester hours toward the 24/12 requirements refer to the DAU iCatalog and Select “Meeting Education Standards.”
The objective of the Acquisition Workforce (AWF) Continuous Learning Program is to ensure that AWF members remain current in their primary acquisition career field, cross-functional proficiencies, acquisition policy initiatives and leadership and management skills. A robust Continuous Learning Program promotes awareness, understanding and adaptability to change. Workforce members are enjoined to coordinate with managers and supervisors to create a professional career development plan that will keep them informed of key initiatives in a rapidly-changing environment. The Certification and Core Plus Development Guides, located on the main Training page of the DAU website, provides a framework for continuous learning coursework.
AT&L Workforce members must participate in at least 80 hours of continuous learning activities biennially with a goal of participating in at least 40 hours annually. The start date of the first biennial period is the date the AT& L Workforce member enters a DON AT&L designated position. If the position is designated after the individual is assigned, the start date is the date the position is designated. Points in excess of 80 will not carry over to the next bi-annual period.
eDACM is used to Track CL points and achievement; Request CL points; and Request participation in DACM-sponsored/supported on-site CL events.
When recording points for other activities, round half points up and record whole points only.
24 Business Hours
24/12 Semester Hours
DAWIA Enhancing Degrees
Acquisition Workforce Tuition Assistances Program (AWTAP)