FAC-C Digital Services (FAC-C-DS) Re-Certification
Those with the FAC-C-DS designation are required to include 20 CLPs of Digital Service training in the total 80 CLPs. More info on FAC-C-DS training found here.
NIH Appropriations Law Refresher Training
All GS-1102s, GS-1105s, and individuals in other GS series holding a Contracting Officer warrant must complete the NIH Appropriations Law Refresher training requirement as mandated by the NIH Mandatory Training Committee. The NIH Training Center (NIHTC) Appropriations Law Refresher offering is the only acceptable training class to meet this mandatory requirement. This mandatory training requirement must be tracked by OALM through the FAITAS system and is therefore a mandatory requirement for FAC-C re-certification and must be completed during the 2-year re-certification cycle.
NIH Training Center offering for the NIH Appropriations Law Refresher: https://hr.nih.gov/training-center/course-catalog/federal-appropriations-law-refresher
These courses may be used as electives for the purpose of satisfying FAC-C requirements or as continuous learning for maintenance of FAC-C certifications.
What Happens Next
Once the requisite CLPs have been completed, logged, approved, and the CLIP Dashboard indicates 100% for all of the certifications, you will be re-certified for the next two years from the date of the current expiration (4/30/202X). You will not be able to start earning CLPs for your next re-certification until May 1st of the new period (Example May 1st, 2024).
There are currently three free online vendors that provide numerous training options to complete the certification and re-certification requirements.
The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) offers free online and classroom/virtual training offerings. These can be found and registered for through the FAI CSOD System.
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) offers several online courses related to acquisition, management, budget, etc. These courses can be registered for through DAU at http://www.dau.edu