Professional Development


We invest heavily in our auditors.  From the moment you join the Air Force Audit Agency, you enter a professional development program that continues throughout your career.

AUDITOR TRAINING COURSES:  During your first few years, we provide comprehensive and continuous training to help you reach fully qualified auditor status.  Your formal development program includes both classroom instruction and various on-the-job practical applications under the guidance of Senior Auditors.  You will have the opportunity to attend several auditor training courses at our in-house training facility on Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph TX, along with other courses.  Auditor in-house training courses include:

• Professional Auditor Training Course Entry Level (PATCEL)

• Communication Course

• Intermediate Auditor Course

• Leadership Course

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION COURSES:  To encourage professional development, we will partially fund job-related and self-improvement efforts to include graduate and various certification review courses.  Audit experience gained with the AFAA qualifies you for meeting all Certified Internal Audit certification requirements as well as Certified Public Accountant certification requirements in many states.

MANAGEMENT/GRADUATE COURSES:  After attaining the fully qualified Senior Auditor level, you are eligible to attend short- and long-term courses in specified fields.  Some resident schools, such as Air Command and Staff College may last up to 10 months and you earn a graduate degree.   

CAREER BROADENING:  AFAA personnel in grades GS-12 and above can apply for career broadening assignments in other Air Force career fields outside the AFAA.  These are generally 3-year assignments and moving expenses are paid.

MENTORING PROGRAMS:  The AFAA Mentoring Program and AF Mentoring Program (My Vector) are offered to all auditors.  These programs offer mentoring from different perspectives in and outside of AFAA.  This program matches new employees with an experienced AFAA and/or AF member to assist in a smooth transition by (1) helping new employees understand AFAA and AF missions, visions, culture, norms, and values; (2) fostering professional development and career planning; and (3) encouraging development of skills.