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Successful, rewarding careers don’t just happen. They’re planned. Use this collection of resources to assess your competencies, identify the best courses for your development, and learn about accreditations and certifications.

Pictured here is chemist Trey Barnes preparing a gas sample for injection into a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry system preconcentrator for analyzing trace level gas contaminants inside NASA Engineering’s Analytical Laboratories at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux

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A smiling man wearing safety goggles and gloves is holding a flask in a chemistry lab. Credit: NASA

Development Framework

This interactive tool builds on the competency model to chart a clear
path toward to your professional development goals.

Click here to view the
Development Framework.

Competency Model

This interactive model identifies
dozens of competencies for project management and systems engineering and points to courses to build the capabilities required for success.

Click here to view the
Competency Model.



Accreditations and Affiliations

APPEL Knowledge Services maintains relationships with a growing network of professional organizations and associations, as well as with NASA organizations that promote professional development.

Learn more about accreditations and affiliations.


Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Training Opportunities

Learn more about this global learning environment to develop acquisition, requirements, and contingency professionals who deliver sustained results.

Learn more about DAU training.


Systems and Engineering Leadership Program (SELP)

SELP is a comprehensive program that provides leadership development, technical hands-on experience, leadership and technical training, benchmarking, mentoring, and coaching.

Learn more about the SELP Program.