ACQ 305 Services Acquisition Management Office
This course will provide training for a Program Manager/Functional Services Manager (PM/FSM) to successfully plan, develop, and execute a services acquisition, including a Services Category (S-CAT) I acquisition of $1 billion or more. The PM/FSM as well as members of a multi-functional team (MFT) will benefit from the critical thinking, analysis, and use of tools to improve the acquisition of contracted services, ensuring services provided satisfy the department's mission requirements. ACQ 305 uses the Services Acquisition Seven-Step Process and an Information Technology Services case. This course may also serve as an opportunity for experienced acquisition personnel to improve their understanding of the Service Acquisition Process.
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Target Attendees
All DoD military and civilian personnel, and their industry counterparts, who are multi-functional team members, or otherwise involved in the acquisition of services. This course will benefit both the non-acquisition workforce and the acquisition workforce, including program managers/functional service managers, contracting specialists, contracting officer's representatives, quality assurance reviewers, and those who are involved in developing and executing performance requirements, business strategies, and assessing contractor-provided services.
ACQ 256, Services Acquisition Management Tools Course
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
None None None None
Course Length
3.5 class days
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Resident
Equivalent Courses  No
ACE Recommended Credits  None
PDS Code  Z28
Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
Continuous Education Units  2.7
Continuous Learning Points 27 
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
  • Completing ACQ 1650, ACQ 265, CLC 004, CLE 028 and CLE 083 prior to registration is recommended.
  • Pre-work required (approx. 2 hours) / Walk-ins authorized