The Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) promotes the development and sustainment of a professional acquisition workforce in the Air Force. Through the integrated management of the acquisition professional certification program, leadership training and career field technical training, developmental education programs, and professional military education, we're increasing the proficiency of today's acquisition professionals, preparing the future acquisition workforce and growing leaders to meet future acquisition challenges.
Through a DoD-wide certification process, the Air Force determines that an individual meets the mandatory education, training, and work experience requirements established for their specific acquisition job. But it doesn't stop there. Because the acquisition environment is always challenging and rapidly changing, continuous learning programs help workforce members maintain professional currency.
More Career/APDP information is available for members and employees in the Acquisition Functional area of the Air Force Portal. To access, log into the Air Force Portal and click on the Functional Areas A - Z dropdown link under the Base, Org & Functional Area tab on the top of the AF Portal page. Type in Acquisition on the search bar, or scroll down until you see the link titled Acquisition. Click on this link and then click on the Career/APDP link on the left-side of the page. From here, you will find the latest APDP information.