DAU Certification Standards

The career field guides on this site represent the most current career field certification standards required of Defense Acquisition Workforce personnel depending on the career field/path and level (I, II, or III) assigned to the workforce member’s acquisition position.

DAU's iCatalog Home Page

DAU’s Interactive Catalog provides information regarding the University’s regular (certification and assignment-specific) courses, continuous learning courses, the various acquisition career field certification and Core Plus Development Guides, and alternate means to meet training requirements, e.g., equivalency, fulfillments.

DAU's past catalog editions

Archived catalogs are available from 1993 through the newest 2019 catalog.

DAU Virtual Campus URL

Use this link to access DAU online courses with your DAU ID and Password or your CAC.

DAU Virtual Campus FAQs

Use this link to access DAU online courses with your DAU ID and Password or your CAC.

DAU Virtual Campus Student Guide

Use this link to access DAU online courses with your DAU ID and Password or your CAC.

Service Acquisition Mall (SAM)

SAM intended to help you get your job done by providing usable tools and templates to create your performance-based service acquisition requirements.

Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT) Suite

The Suite is a collection of tools to help you build strategic elements of your acquisition documents by walking you through structured processed to help you ask and answer the right questions related to your acquisition. It includes a Requirements Definition, Evaluation Factor, Performance Assessment, and Cost Estimation tools.

Earned Value Management Overview

Earned Value Management (EVM) provides the processes and information necessary to manage a program effectively.