Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)

A Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) shows that you are knowledgeable about the practice of contracts management in the federal environment. To earn the CFCM, a candidate must take and pass the Federal Knowledge module exam.

Certification is a mark of distinction. It sets the credentialed individual and his/her workplace apart from others in the same profession. A certified individual communicates that he or she has attained a certain level of expertise and is committed to maintaining the highest level of professionalism.

NCMA’s certification program, in particular, sharpens candidates’ focus. Certification provides a direct link between the individual in the workplace and the rest of the professional community. This link provides support, guidance, and opportunity.

Certification increases and enhances competition in the labor market. Employers also enjoy a level of assurance with respect to a certified individual’s knowledge, application of that knowledge, and continued professional development. 



A candidate is required to have:

A degree from a regionally or Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) accredited institution at the bachelor’s level.
Degrees from outside the U.S. must be evaluated by an independent third party such as World Education Services or Foreign Credits.
One year of work experience in the contract management field.
80 hours of continuing professional education; see our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Guide for details.
To earn the CCCM, a candidate must take and pass the CCCM exam.

If you have any questions for Certification, please call 1-800-344-8096 or email us at certification@ncmahq.org.

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