The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) has granted approval for Georgia Tech to teach FAI’s newest course offering, FCN 190 – FAR Fundamentals. The course is two weeks in length and provides students with a comprehensive review of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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.
The May 7, 2014 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 May 7, 2014 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.
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.
Georgia Tech’s Contracting Academy received FAI’s permission to teach the FAR Fundamentals course on September 23, 2014. The Academy is planning to offer the course through on-campus open enrollment in the coming weeks. The course is also available, on a contract basis, for presentation both on-campus at Georgia Tech and on-site at government facilities.