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I am a Project/Program Manager (FAC-P/PM)

FAC-P/PM certification is required for program and project managers responsible for major IT and construction capital investments (i.e., those capital investments that require preparation of an OMB Exhibit 300, HHS Form 300, or equivalent) or non-major (i.e. tactical or supporting) IT or construction capital investments. An individual must obtain FAC-P/PM Level III certification within 1 year from the date of being assigned to a major IT or construction capital investment. Also, HHS is requiring that an individual obtain FAC-P/PM Level I or II certification within 2 years from the date of being assigned to a non-major capital investment.

For information regarding FAC-COTR, please visit the I am a COTR… page.

Certification Requirements

  • HHS
  • NIH (Application requirements, policies and forms)
  • FAI

Training

FAC P/PM – Level I – Entry/Apprentice

  • Basic Acquisition (24 hours)
  • Basic Project Management (24 hours)
    • Technical Planning - CLE 017 (not available at the NIHTC)
    • Work Breakdown Structure – CLM 013 (not available at the NIHTC)
    • Introduction to Reducing Total Ownership Costs – CLM 021 (not available at the NIHTC)
    • Technical Reviews – CLE 003 (not available at the NIHTC)
    • Fiscal and Physical Accountability – CLM 047 (not available at the NIHTC)
    • Improved Statements of Work – CLM 031 (not available at the NIHTC)
    • Improved Statements of Work – CLM 031 (not available at the NIHTC)
    • Value Engineering – CLE 001 (not available at the NIHTC)
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills (16 hours)
  • Government Specific (24 hours)     
  • Earned Value Management and Cost Estimating (24 hours)

FAC P/PM – Level II – Mid-Level/Journeyman

  • Intermediate Project Management (24 hours)
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills (16 hours)
  • Government Specific (24 hours)
  • Earned Value Management and Cost Estimating (24 hours)

FAC P/PM – Level III – Senior/Expert

  • Advanced Acquisition Management (24 hours)
  • Advanced Program/Project Management (24 hours)
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills (16 hours)
  • Government Specific (24 hours)
  • Earned Value Management and Cost Estimating (24 hours)

** Reminder: 80 hours of CLPs are required every 2 years to maintain FAC-C certification. **

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This page was last reviewed on December 12, 2013