CON 1100V Contract Foundational Skills
This Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) course addresses those skills and competencies most basic and fundamental to the Contracting Functional Area/Career Field. These include general principles, such as an overview of the acquisition process and how to research the regulations, as well as an introduction to fundamental soft skills and professional skills that will serve these acquisitions professional at almost any point in their career. The Contract Foundational Skills curriculum (CON 1100V) is required to be taken prior to Pre-Award (CON 1200V), Award (CON 1300V), and Post-Award (CON 1400V).

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Target Attendees
Acquisition Workforce members coded into Contracting Functional Area that are required to attain the DoD Contracting Professional Certification.
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
CON 091 Contract Fundamentals ZF9 30-Sep-2024
▲ AND ▼
CON 100 Shaping Smart Business Arrangements JHE 30-Sep-2024
▲ AND ▼
CON 121 Contract Planning ZRS 30-Sep-2024
▲ AND ▼
CON 124 Contract Execution ZRT 30-Sep-2024
Course Length
Approximately 46 hours over the course of 4 weeks
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Facilitated/Online
Equivalent Courses  YES
ACE Recommended Credits  YES
PDS Code  B2S
Walk-ins Authorized  No
Pre-work required   Yes [approx. 1.5 hour(s)]
First Offering  10/12/2021
Continuous Education Units  4.6
Continuous Learning Points 46 
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
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Fulfillment Eligible   YES
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Schedule: CON 1100V is comprised of 8 units of instruction. These units are delivered as virtual instructor-led training (VILT) sessions or self-paced learning coursework. Below is a notional schedule (schedule may vary based on your offering).
  • Pre-course: Consists of 1.5 hours (0 hours VILT and 1.5 self-paced) broken out as follows:
    • Unit 00 – Pre-course Work (1.5 hours self-paced)
  • Week 1: Consists of 9.9 hours (3.8 hours VILT and 6.1 self-paced) broken out as follows:
    • Unit 01 – Introduction to CON 1100V (3.8 hours VILT)
    • Unit 02 – Contracting Life Cycle (3.8 hours self-paced)
    • Unit 03 – Contract Principles (2.3 hours self-paced)
  • Week 2: Consists of 24.9 hours (19.3 hours VILT and 5.6 self-paced) broken out as follows:
    • *Unit 04, Day 1 – Understanding Regulations (3.3 hours VILT, 1.8 hours self-paced)
    • *Unit 04, Day 2 – Understanding Regulations (5.3 hours VILT, 1.5 hours self-paced)
    • *Unit 04, Day 3 – Understanding Regulations (5.5 hours VILT, 1.3 hours self-paced)
    • *Unit 04, Day 4 – Understanding Regulations (3.5 hours VILT, 1.0 hours self-paced)
    • *Unit 04, Day 5 – Understanding Regulations (1.7 hours VILT)
    • *Unit 04 is 24.9 hours consisting mainly of VILT sessions. These sessions are spread over multiple days. Please refer to the 30-day welcome email from the instructor which will contain the specific course schedule. Supervisors must recognize that an employee's full-time attention is required throughout the duration of Unit 04 and any workload requirements should be placed on hold.
  • Week 3: Consists of 3.8 hours (0 hours VILT and 3.8 self-paced) broken out as follows:
    • Unit 05 – Parts of a Solicitation and Contract (1.5 hours self-paced)
    • Unit 06 – Understanding Regulations (2.3 hours self-paced)
  • Week 4: Consists of 5.8 hours (4.8 hours VILT and 1 hour self-paced) broken out as follows:
    • Unit 07 – Situational Assessment & Wrap-up (4.8 hours VILT)
    • Unit 08 – Final Exam (1 hour self-paced)
Additional Information
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).