Maintain Certifications While Attending the SymposiumAFCEA’s Continuing Education (CE) program is designed to support certifications related to U.S. Federal Government requirements. Several sessions will be reviewed by CompTIA, GIAC, and/or Logical Operations to determine support of their certifications and may also support (ISC)2, National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Project Management Institute (PMI), GAGAS, and Defense Acquisition Workforce continuing education and/or certification maintenance requirements.
Continuing Education Sessions Schedule
To ensure receipt of documentation of session attendance, be sure to arrive on time, stay for the entire session and get your event badge scanned at the close of each session. Documentation will be provided by email from AFCEA.org to AFCEA Members Only. Others may follow tips on this page for submitting session information to CompTIA, GIAC and/or Logical Operations.
Frequently Asked Questions1. How do I identify symposium sessions approved for CompTIA CEUs, GIAC CPEs or Logical Operations CECs?
All sessions are under review for approval by the certifying organizations. In addition, a link will be sent to all participants identifying the sessions attened. (Note: Attendee portals will only contain sessions where badges were scanned.)
2. How do I obtain the session documentation required for me to submit to CompTIA, GIAC and/or Logical Operations?
At the end of the Symposium, all attendees will be sent a link to the Symposium Attendee Portal which will contain all sessions which were attended. Attendee portals will only contain sessions where badges were scanned .
AFCEA Members Only.
Formal attendance documentation is a benefit of AFCEA membership and will be provided for each approved session which qualifies for CompTIA CEUs, GIAC CPEs, Logical Operations CECs. On exiting the session, get your event badge scanned so that we can document your attendance. AFCEA will email documentation of attendance to AFCEA members. If your membership is not current, you can join or renew during the event and to be eligible for attendance documentation.
3. Will attendance documentation be available for all approved sessions listed on the website at the start of the event?
All sessions are currently under review by the certifying organizations. Formal attendance documentation is only provided for current AFCEA members. Only sessions which last at least one hour will qualify for CEUs, CPEs and/or CECs so be sure to take the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker.
4. What if I need additional information about specific continuing education programs?
CompTIA allows individuals to keep their skills current and many of their certifications up to date without retesting by participation in CEU-qualified training activities. For details on CompTIA Continuing Education Program FAQs: https://certification.comptia.org/continuing-education/how-to-renew/earn-continuing-education-units.
AFCEA members can receive up to a 15% discount on Certification Vouchers at www.traintestcert.com.
Each GIAC certification remains valid for 4 years. Two years after certification the renewal process will begin, and individuals must maintain their credentials through Continuing Professional Experience (CPE). For details visit: http://www.giac.org/pdfs/cert-renewal/faq.pdf. You may also email email@example.com.
Credential holders must earn the minimum number of Continuing Professional Experience (CPEs) annually during each year of the three-year certification cycle. Members must earn and submit the minimum annual number of CPEs to maintain their certification in “good standing.” For more information visit https://www.isc2.org/maintaining-your-credential.aspx.
Each Logical Operations (LO) certification remains valid for 3 years. The maintenance process for an LO certification can and should begin immediately upon receiving the certification.
For information about Project Management Institute’s program to maintain credentials visit: http://www.pmi.org/Certification/Maintain-Your-Credential.aspx.
GAGAS: Session content may also support GAGAS (Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards) Requirements for Continuing Professional Education. We recommend consulting with your supervisor to determine which sessions would help met your individual requirements. A CPE hour may be granted for each 50 minutes of participation in group programs and activities that qualify. http://www.gao.gov/assets/80/76894.pdf
Defense Acquisition Workforce: Members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce may qualify for continuous learning points (CLPs) at the rate of .5 point/hour for a maximum of 4 points/day attendance at relevant sessions. http://www.dau.mil/CLC/Pages/PointCredit.aspx **