NCMA Education Partners Certificate Programs

NCMA is pleased to recognize our Education Partners and their certificate programs. It is part of NCMA's commitment to provide you with up-to-date and timely assistance in meeting your professional and educational needs. Our partners offer a wide variety of specialized certificates for individuals seeking to improve their skills and knowledge. The certificates listed below require the completion of specified course curriculum designed to improve individual performance in that subject matter area. Earning in such specialized skill sets individuals apart in the workplace and communicates their extra commitment and qualifications to their employers and their profession.

To assist you with enhancing your career, we encourage you to see any one of the certificate programs offered through our Education Partners.



American Graduate University

ASI Government - large

Centre Consulting


Master's Certificate in Acquisition and Contracting

In this program, you will build a sophisticated and deep knowledge of acquisition, contracting, and procurement processes and how these interrelate with standard business management processes of finance, law, operations, marketing, and technical management. Emphasis is on preparing you to apply what you have learned in the professional environment.

Master's Certificate in Financial Management and Pricing

Develop a comprehensive, practical knowledge of planning, analysis, decision-making, and control. While principles and theories are explained, the emphasis is on how to apply the tools necessary for making and implementing effective financial and pricing decisions.

Master's Certificate in Supply Management

Enhance your professional value by building a foundation in the practices and procedures of the supply management function with a focus on supply chain management approaches. Learn how to efficiently move goods and services through better logistics management, employ effective pricing and costing methods, streamline operations, and use management information systems effectively.

Masters Certificate in Business Management

Gain a structured yet varied knowledge of the practice and principles of business management. This program presents an operational theory and framework of management designed around the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.

Performance-Based Acquisition Master's Certificate Program

This one-of-a-kind curriculum establishes you as a "leader" with expert capability in executing performance-based contracts. Our Master's Certificate Program gives you the knowledge, tools, and processes to plan, negotiate, and manage performance-based contracts using our proven techniques in project management, contracting, and strategic management.

Certified Schedules Contracts Manager (CSCM) Certificate Program

This program enables acquisition professionals who are involved in the management of GSA or VA multiple award contracts to earn a credential that highlights their specialized knowledge and skills. In separate tracks for government and industry, candidates complete conveniently scheduled, interactive core courses and electives.

Master's Certificate in Project/Program Management

Build a solid understanding of the organizational, human, business, and technical processes for successfully managing projects and programs. Sharpen your core competencies in building and leading project teams, contracting and procurement, earned value management systems, project quality management, negotiation, and risk analysis and management.

Commercial Contracts Management

This program focuses on core competencies recognized by the NCMA. Learner will develop a solid understanding of the contracting process and key elements of procurement and acquisition, including contract formation, negotiation, financial analysis, and risk management. This program is an excellent refresher for CCCM and CPCM certification exams.

Supply Chain Management

This program introduces learner to the fundamental aspects of the supply chain environment. The interrelationship between purchasing, vendor selection, sources of supply, and technology will also be explored in this program. The focus is on management and the skills and resources that a successful manager needs.



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Agile Certificate Program

Master the skills and techniques of Agile project management methodologies in order to increase efficiencies. Work towards preparing for various industry Agile certification exams.

Analytics Certificate Program

Integrate modern management thinking, traditional analytical techniques and practical methodologies. The Analytics Certificate Program delivers the skills necessary for managing complex data.

Business Analysis/Requirements Management Certificate Program

Develop the business and management competencies required to successfully meet or exceed your organization’s goals and objectives. We are an endorsed Education Provider to IIBA®.

Federal Financial Management Certificate Program

Achieve the highest level of financial management performance and professional development. Tracks are designed for accountants, auditors, budget analysts, and financial managers.

Grants Management Certificate Program

Build a solid foundation in government requirements, regulations, and best practices. The industry-respected GMCP ™ includes curricula for Federal, Pass-Through, and Recipient personnel.

IT Project Management Certificate Program

Incorporate project management principles as they relate exclusively to IT projects. This program is designed for those involved in IT, software development, or systems integration projects.

Leadership Certificate Program

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to lead from any level within your organization. This program enables you to think and communicate strategically to engage and support change.

Professional Skills Certificate Program

Improve your performance and advance your career by strengthening your core skills. This program supports growth in creativity, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

Program Management Certificate Program

Become skilled with the best practices for managing multiple, complex projects. This flexible curriculum allows you to build your own specific electives to support program management proficiency.

Project Management Certificate Program

Conquer the basics of project management and work toward PMI’s PMP® exam. This program gives you skills in leadership, risk management, managing scope, schedule & cost, and more.

Supervision Certificate Program

Advance your supervision skillset from planning and assigning work, to coaching, mentoring, and motivating others. Learn to meet the needs and maximize the performance of others.

Systems Engineering Certificate Program

Learn a systematic approach to analyze user needs and turn them into systems requirements. This concentrated program enables you to build a systematic approach to complete projects.

Assistance Agreements - Certificate of Mastery

NPI, Inc., has developed a Certificate of Mastery Program designed to provide the specalized knowledge you need for your career path.

Public Procurement & Contract Management Graduate Certificate

As governmental and not-for-profit budgets continue to tighten, the strategic focus of best-practice procurement and contract management grows. Governments and not-for-profits are looking for individuals who can step into procurement and contract management positions and contribute immediatley to stretching dollars, creating efficiences, and driving innovation.

Government Contracts Certificates

PCI is offering three new certificates available through a cooperative relationship with George Mason University Office of Continuing Professional Education. Focusing on quality content and delivery, these programs offer the most timely, practical, and high-quality content and instruction for government contractors and procurement professionals. Courses are taught by instructors with substantial experience and expertise in government contracting.

Courses are highly participatory and focus on the current government contracting environment as well as future trends and proposed changes. 

Government Contracts Accounting Certificate

(10 days of training required)
Required Classes:

  • Government Contracting Fundamentals
  • Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications


  • Accounting and Auditing for Government Contracts
  • Cost and Price Analysis
  • Cost Accounting Standards
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • FAR Part 31: Cost Principles
  • Surviving a DCAA Audit 

Contract Formation and Administration Certificate

(10 days of training required)
Required Classes:

  • Government Contracting Fundamentals
  • Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications


  • Effective Proposals: Preparing and Evaluating
  • Negotiation Strategies and Techniques
  • Changes and Equitable Adjustments
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • GSA Schedule Contracting

Advanced Government Contracting Certificate

(8 days of training requred)
Up to 4 days may be from the Accounting and/or Formation & Administration tracks if not previously taken.

  • Advanced Source Selection
  • Advanced Contract Administration
  • Best Practices in Subcontracting
  • Leading Practices in Cost Estimating and Accounting
  • CAS Cost Impacts
  • Protests: Process and Strategy
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest



Saint Louis University

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Contract Management Certificate

Saint Louis University offers a Contract Management Program that is designed to provide professional education in the field of contract management and administration. This online program features accelerated 8-week sessions designed for busy adults. With a minor or certificate in contract management, you will gain knowledge and skills in procuring, negotiating, and administering contracts with suppliers, distributors, and end-product users.

Contract Management Certificate Program

Start or advance your career in the contracting field - whether in the commercial or government sectors. Benefit from University of California-quality curriculum taught by industry experts and acquire a solid understanding of the business contracting process and its key elements. You may also take individual courses to update your skills and earn CPE credit towards NCMA certification and recertification. 10% tuition discount available to NCMA members.

Organizational Leadership and Communication Certificate Program

Take your Contract Management Career to the Next Level - The Organizational Leadership and Communication Certificate Program provides the skills needed to build high performance contracting teams. Learn how to communicate idea clearly and powerfully, strengthen relationships through strong interactive communication skills, and develop strategies to handle conflict.

Master's Certificate in Contract Management

Eliminate the day-to-day insanity of managing contracts. Earn a Master Certificate in Contract Management with Villanova University - 100% online. Ranked the #1 Regional University in the North for 20 years by U.S. News & World Report, Villanova's programs prepare you for NCMA certiciation exams, including CFCM, CCCM, and CPCM.



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