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Defense Acquisition University Certified Acquisition Professional
Excelerate Partnership/Certification Equivalency - Undergraduate

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 30 semester hours (SH); individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.

Note: For DAU course equivalencies (Strategic Partnership), please look up individual DAU courses in the APUS Transfer Equivalency Database.

Eligibility:

Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Guidelines:

  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the specific certification(s) through Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the specific certification(s) through DAU after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their career field certification(s) for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a copy of their certificate(s) of certification from DAU along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendation depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Certification/LevelAPUS Transfer Credit
Recommendation
APUS SH
Auditing I

No Transfer Credit

0 SH
Auditing II

No Transfer Credit

0 SH
Auditing III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Business-Cost Estimating I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Business-Cost Estimating II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM305 - Acquisition Business Management3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH
DEFM420 - Cost Analysis & Negotiation Techniques3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
  • BA Management with a General concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a
         General concentration
3 SH
Business-Cost Estimating III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM305 - Acquisition Business Management3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH
DEFM420 - Cost Analysis & Negotiation Techniques3 SH
MGMT310 - Principles & Theory of Management3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
  • BA Management with a General concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a
         General concentration
6 SH
Business-Financial Management I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Business-Financial Management II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM305 - Acquisition Business Management3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH
DEFM420 - Cost Analysis & Negotiation Techniques3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
3 SH
Business-Financial Management III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM305 - Acquisition Business Management3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH
DEFM420 - Cost Analysis & Negotiation Techniques3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
6 SH
Contracting IMGMT310 - Principles & Theory of Management3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
  • BA Management with a General concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a
    General concentration
3 SH
Contracting IIDEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition3 SH
DEFM311 - Program and Acquisition Management II3 SH
DEFM420 - Cost Analysis & Negotiation Techniques3 SH
DEFM421 - Joint Contingency Contracting3 SH
DEFM423 - Mission Support Contracting II3 SH
DEFM424 - Overhead Management of Defense Contracts3 SH
MGMT310 - Principles & Theory of Management3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
  • BA Management with a General concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a
    General concentration
6 SH
Contracting IIIDEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition3 SH
DEFM311 - Program and Acquisition Management II3 SH
DEFM420 - Cost Analysis & Negotiation Techniques3 SH
DEFM421 - Joint Contingency Contracting3 SH
DEFM423 - Mission Support Contracting II3 SH
DEFM424 - Overhead Management of Defense Contracts3 SH
MGMT310 - Principles & Theory of Management3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
  • BA Management with a General concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a
    General concentration
6 SH
Engineering I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration 
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH
Engineering II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH
DEFM415 - Acquisition Test & Evaluation3 SH
TLMT341 - Logistics Management3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
3 SH
Engineering IIIDEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH
DEFM415 - Acquisition Test & Evaluation3 SH
TLMT341 - Logistics Management3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
3 SH
Facilities Engineering I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Facilities Engineering II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Facilities Engineering III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Industrial/Contract Property Management I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Industrial/Contract Property Management II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH
Industrial/Contract Property Management III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH
Information Technology I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Information Technology II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BS Information Systems Security
    - General concentration
  • BS Information Technology
    - General concentration
  • BS Information Technology Management
    - no concentration
3 SH
Information Technology III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH
INFO331** - Management Information Systems3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BS Information Systems Security
    - General concentration
  • BS Information Technology
    - General concentration
  • BS Information Technology Management
    - no concentration
3 SH
Life Cycle Logistics I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Life Cycle Logistics II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM305 - Acquisition Business Management3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH
Life Cycle Logistics III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM305 - Acquisition Business Management3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH
Production Control & Quality I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Production Control & Quality II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH
Production Control & Quality IIIENTD412** - Systems Engineering3 SH
Program Management I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Program Management II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
MGMT310 - Principles & Theory of Management3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH
Program Management III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
INFO331** - Management Information Systems3 SH
MGMT310 - Principles & Theory of Management3 SH
TLMT341 - Logistics Management3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH
Purchasing I

No Transfer Credit

0 SH
Purchasing II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Science & Technology Management I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Science & Technology Management II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Science & Technology Management III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Test & Evaluation I

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
Test & Evaluation II

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH
DEFM415 - Acquisition Test & Evaluation3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH
Test & Evaluation III

DEFM200 - Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition

3 SH
DEFM310 - Program and Acquisition Management I3 SH
DEFM415 - Acquisition Test & Evaluation3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • BA Government Contracting & Acquisition
    - no concentration
  • BA Military Management & Program Acquisition
    - no concentration
3 SH

 
*
Omnibus credit is transfer credit which applies to a student's specific area of study within their Major/Concentration requirements, but for which APUS does not offer an equivalent course. Students for whom this credit does not directly apply may have the same number of semester hours applied as Elective credit depending on their specific program requirements.
 

 
**
If the DAU certification exceeds 7 years in age, credits may be transferred into undergraduate level programs to fulfill General Elective area requirements, but will not be considered equivalent to any APUS course offering.
 


Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.