NAF Contracting Made Easy for Program Managers

Course Type: Virtual
Course Code: vPR

Course Description: In this four (4) session virtual course, learners will examine the various methods for acquiring goods and services needed to operate a non-appropriated fund (NAF) program in the most efficient, cost-effective manner and in accordance with established laws and regulations. Topics include Acquisition Planning, Statements of Work, Procurement Methods, Contract Monitoring and Close-out.

Course Details:

  • Target Audience: Family and MWR Program Managers or others whose duties include procurement for Family and MWR programs
  • Course Prerequisites: Family & MWR Orientation Course (Online), Family and MWR Basic Management Course (Online), and Operation Excellence – Online or Classroom Customer Service Training.
  • Length of Course: 10 hours total in four 2.5-hour sessions (two sessions per week). 
  • Time Requirement: 20 hours total, including approximately 2 hours of pre-work assignments, 10 hours for the live online sessions, and approximately 8 hours for research and homework assignments between sessions.
  •  Course Methodology:  This is a virtual course requiring students to communicate synchronously with instructors and fellow students using features such as audio, video, text chat, interactive whiteboard, and application sharing.
  •  Equipment: Computer with audio capability (microphone plus speakers or headphones), Army 365 Microsoft Teams account, Common-Access Card (CAC) and Internet access that is on the Army network (on the installation or via VPN). A video camera is highly recommended for the best learning experience in Microsoft Teams.
  • ACE College Credit Recommendation: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in procurement management. (Aug 2020)
  • IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.6 (June 2022)

Please contact the course manager, Rebecca Strawn [] if you have any questions.

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