ACQ 101

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(Last Modified:01-Oct-2019)


This course provides a broad overview of the DoD systems acquisition process, covering all phases of acquisition. It introduces the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System; the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution process; DoD 5000-series policy documents; and current issues in systems acquisition management. Designed for individuals who have little or no experience in DoD acquisition management, this course has proven very useful to personnel in headquarters, program management, and functional or support offices.
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Target Attendees
This course is designed for military officers, O-1 through O-3, and DoD civilians, GS-5 through GS-9. However, this course is open to all ranks and grades.
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
None None None None
Course Length
Approximately 22 hours to complete
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Distance Learning
Equivalent Courses YES
ACE Recommended Credits YES
PDS Code BU5
DAU Public (material/prework) YES
Continuing Education Units   2.2
Continuous Learning Points  22
Reservist Retirement Points  6
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
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  • All exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%. You will have 2 opportunities to retake an exam in its entirety. After a 3rd failure, you will automatically be restarted in the course.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.