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Old 09-13-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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Hello I just wanted to know is any certification or specialized training (aside from a bachelors degree) needed to work as a federal government budget analyst? For example would you need to be a cpa, cma, etc. and is their any specific specialized experience required? For example as s government contract specialist one is required to get certified and maintain certification with 80 continuous learning points every two years, is their a similar provision mandatory for budget analysts? and even if not mandatory, would not getting the certification severely penalize promotion potential? Thanks, I am applying to entry level GS-9/7 positions, and want to know what is required in this career field.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:51 PM
 
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I don't know off hand whether budget analyst needs acquisition certification (the 80 hours you talked about). But don't let it bother you. If the position you're hired in requires it, your office will send you to training to get it. For the 80 hours every two years, you apply for training for that as well.


DoD provides on line continuous learning courses of all descriptions, as well as resident classes. Also there will normally be classes offered by your organization. They know everyone has the 80 CL point requirements so they provide as many opportunities as possible to get it.


For acquisition jobs that require it, not having it does have some impact, though you can be hired into the position and given a couple of years to get it. The key point is, if you are in a position that requires certification, and don't get it, then they could take action. I know some people get worried about it, but don't. It's really not a big deal. I just started a new two year cycle and am taking some training now.

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Old 09-15-2016, 12:08 AM
 
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I know several federal employees who worked in industry before and every single one of them has told me that the training they get is the absolute best they have ever received at any job.

Friend of mine is sent out continually for training and has earned all kinds of certs.

Just put your best foot forward and apply.
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