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Certifications are awarded to candidates who meet rigorous standards, including experience, education, training, and knowledge.  They are professional designations of distinction, and carry the respect of their peers in the profession.  NCMA certifications are competency-based, legally defensible, and are based on psychometrically sound objective examination of knowledge.  The NCMA professional certification program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and distinguish those who demonstrate knowledge essential to the practice of contract management. 

3 Easy Steps


  1. Complete the application
  2. Send application and fee to NCMA with supporting documents


  1. NCMA reviews the application
  2. NCMA sends record of eligibility to exam provider
  3. NCMA e-mails instructions to candidate
  4. Candidate registers for exam

Take the Exam

If you have any questions regarding Certification, please call 1-800-344-8096 or email NCMA's Certification Office at certification@ncmahq.org.

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