ACQ 201B – Intermediate Systems Acquisition


ACQ 201B prepares mid-level acquisition professionals to work effectively in integrated product teams by understanding systems acquisition principles and processes. This lets students who complete ACQ 201A practice their new skills by applying the principles in this DAWIA Level II Core course.


ACQ 201B is for military officers, O-3 and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and industry counterparts who are Level I certified in acquisition (or have met the industry equivalent).   Professionals should have at least 2 to 4 years of acquisition or functionally related experience.

ACQ 201B – Intermediate Systems Acquisition

ACQ 201B – Intermediate Systems Acquisition

Topics Covered:

» IPT Leadership, Ethics, & Materiel Solutions Analysis
» Acquisition Strategy, Systems Engineering & Test Planning
» Technical Performance Measures, Contractor Planning, Scheduling and Resourcing
» Source Selection Process, Contractor Performance Analysis
» Software Interoperability
» Reliability, Contract Change, & Supportability

DAWIA Certifications

Intermediate Systems Acquisitions or ACQ 201B is required to earn DAWIA Level II Certification in:

  • Cost Estimating
  • Financial Management
  • Contracting
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Life Cycle Logistics
  • Production, Quality, and Manufacturing
  • Program Management
  • Test & Evaluation


Download the ACQ 201B one page flyer.