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DAU-FAI: Boost Your Career in Acquisition

Program Benefits
  • Up to 24 Credits
    for DAWIA/FAC Certification
  • Transfer up to 9 Credits
    to a Master's Degree
  • Transfer up to 90 Credits
    to a Bachelor's Degree

Advance in your career with DAWIA/FAC certification-friendly coursework.

If you're looking to advance your career in acquisition, take advantage of University of Maryland Global Campus's educational alignment with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and the Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) requirements. UMGC is working with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) to help ensure that the acquisition workforce gains the skills, certifications, and academic credentials needed for increased effectiveness and career advancement.

Program Pathways

At UMGC, you can take two different pathways as you pursue your career goals.

Related Benefits

Plus, if you're a Federal employee, or the spouse or legal dependent of an employee, you may also save up to 25 percent on out-of-state tuition for most UMGC programs.

If you're a military servicemember, you may qualify for additional benefits such as our reduced military tuition rate.

Tuition Discount Details

This discount will be applied to out-of-state tuition for eligible students in most programs.* This discount cannot be combined with certain scholarships or discount programs, including the Maryland Completion Scholarship, the Military New Graduate Student Savings Program, the Alumni Succeed Again Scholarship, and the discount for out-of-state community college alliances. Discounted tuition rates may not fall below the standard in-state rate or any special tuition rate offered to eligible activity-duty military servicemembers, their spouses, or dependents.

Option 1: Take Courses to Earn DAWIA/FAC Certifications

Option 2: Use Your Certifications to Earn UMGC Credit

The UMGC Experience

We offer the best of both worlds—a convenient online education from a respected state university. Our career-focused degree and certificate programs are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a more valued member of the team. Plus, our courses are specifically created to be delivered within a fully collaborative online classroom that prepares your employees with skills and knowledge.

Get Started & Register

It’s easy to get started. Whether you're focused on advancing your career or continuing your education, UMGC offers the ideal program to help you reach your goal.


Apply for admission to UMGC: Complete the online application for admission. It typically takes about 10 minutes. Be sure to select your employer or organization on the application form.


Complete a tuition benefits verification form: Complete an employment/membership verification form for each term that you plan to enroll in courses. Be sure to fill out the proper form. UMGC has a separate verification form for employees/members and spouses/dependents.


Earn credit for your education and eligible experience: Submit your official transcripts from any previous institutions of higher education.


Register for classes: Once you're admitted to UMGC, you will receive a student ID (EmplID) so you can register for courses online. Check the schedule of classes to view courses, and then register for classes online using the MyUMGC Student Portal.

Contact Us

Get all of the information you need to begin your undergraduate or graduate program at University of Maryland Global Campus. Please complete and submit the form below. Complete this form to have an advisor contact you.

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