Certified Federal
Contracts Manager

DAU Partnership Agreement

What is NCMA?

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), founded in 1959, is the world’s leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 21,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums.

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What does NCMA offer to members?

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What is the CFCM?

A Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) certification validates your education, training, experience, and your knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation

NCMA and DAU agreement

NCMA values the tremendous partnership and friendship with the DAU.  Furthermore, this relationship illustrates the extensive collaborative efforts to develop the next generation of contracting professionals.

According to the agreement, upon successful completion of the CON 090 course:

  • graduates will have the opportunity to sit for the CFCM exam;
  • graduates who meet the one year requirement and pass the exam,  will be awarded the CFCM certification immediately;
  • graduates who pass the exam, but do not have one year of contracting experience  will be awarded their certification after being in the contracting field for one year;
  • graduates can submit application through NCMA and pay the applicable fees pursuant to the CFCM certification;
  • NCMA will administer the CFCM examination.

View the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was re-signed on July 14, 2014.

Please click here for the application form.  NCMA will award certification to students who pass and meet the requisite experience requirements. The CFCM eligibility requirements can be found here.

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