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Digital IT Acquisition Professional (DITAP) training

We are the only authorized Small Business provider of the DITAP program. We train federal contracting staff in the skills needed for modern digital service procurements.

Helping federal agencies adopt agile acquisition strategies

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92%

of CivicActions DITAP participants would recommend it to a colleague

120

contracting officers graduated from our program to date

100%

of learners reported they have “clear takeaways from the course”

Lead the change

Join the contracting officers who have already earned the FAC-C-DS certification to master successful procurement strategies and become agents of change in today’s digital world. After you graduate from DITAP, we help you stay connected with a strong community of leaders in the modern acquisition community.

Four smiling CivicActions DITAP instructors on a video callOur skilled and friendly training team is rated “Excellent” and “Knowledgeable” by course participants.

Start where you are

We provide a special “Foundations” class to help you get a clear grasp of key concepts like agile and human-centered design — before diving into DITAP course content.

On your own time

Some of your coursework can be done asynchronously in the comfort of your home. And we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy procurement season.

Real-world practice

Interviewing and shadowing assignments help you practice the techniques you’ve learned. As members of the Digital Services Coalition, we get you access to the top players in the field of agile acquisition.

Expert, invested coaches

Our facilitators bring years of experience leading procurement modernization and organizational transformation in government. They provide personalized support throughout your DITAP journey.

Ongoing community network

Your colleagues from DITAP class become your future collaboration network through participation in the CivicActions-supported DITAP alumni community activities, including a Slack space for sharing on-the-job questions and lessons learned.

Ready to get certified?

Digital services in 21st century government

The basics of modern digital services such as agile software delivery, human centered design, cloud computing, and X-as-a-service

Understand what you are buying

Skills to assess your customer’s needs, conduct market research, and figure out what digital solutions are the best fit

How to buy

Assessing your agency’s digital maturing, developing an acquisition strategy that accounts for customer needs, and learning what services are available on the market

Awarding digital service contracts

Conducting and awarding contracts for Digital Services, using metrics and incentives appropriately, and applying course correction when necessary

Leading change

Leadership and communication skills to help you get leadership buy-in and become an ambassador for digital transformation and agile acquisitions

Ready to get certified?

Dates

The DITAP program lasts about 6 months. It consists of several 60 - 90 minute online classes, mostly held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The next program will start January 25, 2022. A detailed schedule for each cohort (group of learners) is available on request.

Certification & Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)

By completing the DITAP program, you earn the FAC-C-DS certification and up to 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) by mastering the skills needed for successful procurements in today’s digital world.

Tuition Cost

DITAP training is $7000 per student. Contact us to inquire about special rates for a dedicated cohort (a group of learners all from the same agency).

Prerequisites

You must have at least a FAC-C Level II certification, or at a minimum, be working towards your FAC-C Level II certification with a planned completion prior to the DITAP program’s conclusion.

If you don’t meet this prerequisite, it may be waived by your agency's Senior Procurement Executive. This decision must be documented in writing and provided to the agency Acquisition Career Manager. (See the Establishment for DITAP Memo).

Ready to get certified?

Start where you are

We provide a special “Foundations” class to help you get a clear grasp of key concepts like agile and human-centered design — before diving into DITAP course content.

On your own time

Some of your coursework can be done asynchronously in the comfort of your home. And we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy procurement season.

Real-world practice

Interviewing and shadowing assignments help you practice the techniques you’ve learned. As members of the Digital Services Coalition, we get you access to the top players in the field of agile acquisition.

Expert, invested coaches

Our facilitators bring years of experience leading procurement modernization and organizational transformation in government. They provide personalized support throughout your DITAP journey.

Ongoing community network

Your colleagues from DITAP class become your future collaboration network through participation in the CivicActions-supported DITAP alumni community activities, including a Slack space for sharing on-the-job questions and lessons learned.

Ready to get certified?

"A lot of us in government know we need to do procurement better, and DITAP is how we make that happen."

Mark Junda | U.S. Digital Service

Meet the team

DITAP alumni community

By graduating from CivicActions DITAP, you gain more than a certification. You join a community of acquisition champions that are working to modernize procurement and build productive relationships between digital service vendors and the government. Proud alumni of the CivicActions DITAP program include:

Jaime Gracia, Acquisition Manager, Internal Revenue Service

Scott Simpson, Digital Transformation Lead, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Carolyn (CiCi) Taylor, Deputy Director, Health Resources and Services Administration

Marvin Horne, Director of IT Procurement Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Frequently asked questions

"DITAP has proven to be a great foundation to help me improve procurement across my agency. The skills I learned continue to inform the work I do every day."

Marvin Horne | NASA

Ready to fix procurement?

Get in touch to start.