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 DAWIA Certification

dawia certification
The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) required the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish a process through which persons in the acquisition workforce would be recognized as having achieved professional status. Certification is the procedure through which a military service or DoD Component determines that an employee meets the education, training, and experience standards required for a career level in any acquisition, technology, and logistics career field.


iCatalog’s home page
DoD Acquisition Career Field Certification Facts and Not so Frequent Questions.
DAU’s iCatalog with career field certification standards and other additional links.
Includes Diagram, Introduction, and Development Guides
Contains useful guidance in determining how to apply previous education towards certification requirements.
A resource for the acquisition workforce community that provides general acquisition workforce information, contact information and registration websites for all DACMs as well as descriptions about the DAWIA certification process.
While business credit hours cover a wide variety of courses and no single list can be completely inclusive, the DAU Business Course Guide provides a listing of areas that should be favorably considered when evaluating business credit hours.

 DACM Specific

​Each component has established a process to apply for DAWIA Certification links to these resources appear below.


4th Estate
ACQTAS for Career Field Certification is used  by the 4th Estate components to apply for, process, and track Career Field certifications.
This placard outlines the online certification process, Acquisition corps membership and how to enter Continuous Learning Points (for Components that use this process).
U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center website
Navy’s Acquisition Career Management website
Air Force
Career/APDP section of the Acquisition functional area on the Air Force Portal provides Air Force acquisition workforce members a single source of information about the Acquisition Professional Development Program. 

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