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Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)


CFCM Certification


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.

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CFCM Eligibility Requirements


Eligibility for the CFCM requires a candidate 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 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • One (1) year of experience.
  • 80 hours of continuing professional education. 
  • Candidates lacking only the experiential and continuing education requirements may apply for the designation and take the examination. Upon successful completion of the examination, the candidate will be awarded the designation ONLY when both experiential and continuing education requirements are met.

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


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