Meeting Educational Standards

Using ACE Recommended Credit:


ACE (American Council on Education) does not grant or award college credit for courses. They do, however; recommend credit hours for many courses sponsored by DoD Service Schools and organizations to include the Defense Acquisition University, other government agencies, and business and industry. These credit recommendations cannot be used to meet education requirements. 


To be acceptable for use in meeting the requirements for the below groups of individuals or programs, the ACE recommended credits must be matriculated (accepted) by a regionally accredited academic institution and appear on a (college or university) transcript.


  • Individuals with authority to award or administer contracts above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold
  • Contracting Series GS-1102 and military equivalents
  • Certification in Business, Contracting, SPRDE, and Test & Evaluation Career Fields


You can look up the ACE recommended credits hours for DAU courses on the ACE database.  If a DAU course is not listed, it has not been reviewed or approved for semester credit hours by ACE.


ACE Recommended Credits

DAU Catalog