In Sep 2003, the USD (AT&L) established a continuous learning policy for Defense Acquisition Workforce members. This continuous learning policy
requires members of the acquisition workforce to earn 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two years with the goal of achieving 40 CLPs per 12 month period.
Recommended Continuous Learning Points
Per DoD Instruction 5000.66, Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) every two years from the date of entry
into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position. Defense Acquisition Workforce members
are encouraged to set a goal of achieving 40 CLPs within any 12-month period. More information on the continuous
learning policy can be viewed at www.dau.mil/clc/pages/policyguidance.aspx.
The below table identifies the recommended number of CLPs to be credited for each respective
course. Per the continuous learning guidelines, CLPs
credited at the rate of one CLP per hour of instruction for both resident and onsite courses. Hours of instruction
are based on the respective course syllabus as posted in the
course catalog information on the
website (www.discs.dsca.mil). For online courses with a learning assessment, CLPs are credited at the rate of one CLP per hour of on online learning. The expected average hours required to complete
online courses are also identified in the
course catalog information. For the online learning guides which do not include a learning assessment, CLPs are credited at the rate of 0.5 CLP per hour of online learning. The expected average hours required to complete
learning guides are also identified in the
course catalog information.
Each military department has a system in place for tracking CLPs earned by their workforce members. Additionally, the
Director, Acquisition Career Management (DCAM) for the 4th Estate (all other DoD agencies) has a system in place to support these other DoD organizations.
CLPs earned by completing
courses are NOT automatically recorded in the CLP tracking systems. Students that desire to
update their CLP values based on successful completion of
courses should follow the
guidance and links at www.dau.mil/clc/pages/tracking.aspx.
Note: Per DoD Instruction 1300.26, DOD Financial Management workforce members are required to participate in the
DoD Financial Management Certification Program. The FM workforce includes DoD military and civilian personnel who perform
FM work and are assigned to FM positions. Designated personnel must complete the requisite quantity of Continuing Education and
Training (CET) hours every 2 years to sustain the achieved certification level. For personnel designated as both Defense Acquisition
Workforce and DOD Financial Management workforce, CLPs will count as CETs on a unit-for-unit basis. More information about the
DoD Financial Management Certification Program can be found at the following CAC
restricted site: fmonline.ousdc.osd.mil.
Click here to view an Adobe Acrobat document listing the
continuous learning points that are awarded per