ACQ 120 Fundamentals of International Acquisition (FIAC)
 Description
This course teaches the fundamentals of international acquisition and its relationship to Security Cooperation including relevant laws and policies and the roles of involved U.S. Government organizations. It covers International Armaments Cooperation (IAC) and Security Assistance programs, how they relate to the Defense Acquisition System, and the processes and procedures used on these forms of international acquisition. The course also covers international contracting, international logistics, systems engineering activities as they relate to program protection and interoperability, and technology security basics. Upon completion of this course, students will have a broad foundation on all forms of international engagement conducted by the Defense Acquisition and Security Cooperation Workforces and how they can be employed to enhance acquisition outcomes and improve allied and friendly nation interoperability.
Objectives
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Target Attendees
Entry-level defense acquisition personnel involved in international acquisition activities, specifically those within the International Acquisition Career Path (IACP); plus any defense employee working in this area to include Security Cooperation Workforce personnel performing acquisition-related duties.
Prerequisite(s)
Required: None
See "Notes" section below for recommended prerequisites.
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
Approximately 15 hours to complete
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Distance Learning
Equivalent Courses  None
ACE Recommended Credits  YES
PDS Code  ZWK
Walk-ins Authorized  N/A
Pre-work required   No
First Offering  10/1/2013
Continuous Education Units  1.5
Continuous Learning Points 15 
Reservist Retirement Points 4  
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Fulfillment Eligible   YES
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Notes
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • ACQ 1010, Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
Additional Notes:
  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).