The Federal Acquisition Institute’s newest course offering, FCN 190 – FAR Fundamentals, is now scheduled for presentation on the Georgia Tech campus in January and March, 2015. The course is two weeks in length and provides students with a comprehensive review of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Registration information may be found by clicking here.
By attending the FAR Fundamentals course, students learn the basic policies and procedures for acquisition planning, source selection, and contract administration. Students work through realistic, scenario-based problems by identifying the relevant regulations, guidance, provisions and clauses that govern the federal contracting process.
The FCN 190 – FAR Fundamentals course came about as a result of recent changes to the government’s professional development standards for federal contracting officials. A recent OMB Memo on the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Program established what’s known as the FAC-C (Refresh) program. The effective date of the FAC-C (Refresh) is October 1, 2014. Per the memo, all civilian agencies must fully implement the FAC-C (Refresh) by October 1, 2015. Details of the training standards established under the FAC-C (Refresh) program can be seen by clicking here.
FAI has verified that the FCN 190 – FAR Fundamentals course offered by the Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech meets the requirements for delivery of the new FAC-C (Refresh) Level I certification requirements.
FCN 190 – FAR Fundamentals is scheduled on the Georgia Tech campus on two sets of dates in 2015: Jan. 26-Feb. 6 and Mar. 16-27. Registration information appears here. The course is also available, on a contract basis, for presentation both on-campus at Georgia Tech and on-site at government facilities.