Certified Federal
Contracts Manager

CFCM Online Preparatory Course

CFCM Online Prep Course  

About the Course

  Are you prepared to take the CFCM exam? If not, in just ten short weeks of this online course, you will be!

This 10-week online, instructor-led program is the most convenient and affordable method to prepare for your exam. With just two hours of class time per week, this program fits well into your busy schedule to give you the comprehension you need to take the CFCM exam. 

Why Should You Make the CFCM Online Preparatory Course Your Next Step?

  • This course is limited to the first 75 who enroll;
  • Small class size provides a highly personal and interactive learning experience;
  • Virtual learning designed to complement your professional and personal commitments;
  • Learn from engaging, informative, and notable industry experts with decades of experience;
  • Course schedule was developed and structured specifically to accelerate your learning;
  • Learn directly from the NCMA CFCM Study Guide, 2nd Edition;
  • Collaborate freely with your instructors and course mates through real-time chat, message boards, and e-mail; and
  • Earn 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours/Continuous Learning Points*.

*Upon successful completion of the course requirements

How Does the Course Work?

The course is 10 weeks long, with weekly reading assignments, discussion board postings, class sessions, and end-of-week practice exams. Each week, instructors will post recorded sessions covering that week's content. Course materials include presentation slides and the NCMA CFCM Study Guide, 2nd Edition.

This course is also suitable for meeting the CFCM CPE eligibility requirements and may be taken prior to application submission. To learn more about the CFCM certification, visit Certification

Read the full Course Syllabus PDF format.


Includes a free copy of NCMA's CFCM Study Guide, 2nd EditionPlease note that we are unable to provide a discount for books previously purchased from NCMA.

Note: While the course may be taken prior to application submission, students do so at their own risk. The CFCM Online Preparatory Course does not guarantee students the CFCM Certification, and CFCM candidates must have an approved application on file prior to scheduling an examination. Only individuals who meet the education, experience, and CPE requirements will be allowed to test. Contact the Certification Department BEFORE registering for the CFCM OPC if you have any questions about your eligibility. 


 NCMA Member    $495              
 NCMA Nonmember   $595

Register online! For group registrations (two or more participants) please contact Member Services at 800 344-8096.

Registered participants who wish to withdraw from the course may request a full refund up to five business days before the official course start date. Withdraw requests must be made in writing and submitted to Participants who wish to withdraw from the class within five days before the official start date and five days after the official start date will only be refunded 50% of their course fee. Refunds will not be issued for withdraw requests made after five days from the start of the class.

Participants who withdraw from the course must mail their course materials back to NCMA before a refund will be issued. If a participant chooses to keep the materials, the cost of the materials and shipping will be deducted from the refund amount.  

Due to the nature of the course structure, registrations are non-transferable.

Course Instructors

Beverly Arviso, CFCM, CPCM, Fellow 

Beverly Arviso serves as the President and CEO of Arviso, Inc. She is a CPA, NCMA Fellow, CPCM, and CFCM with over 15 years of government contracting experience. Beverly has private sector experience as a chief financial officer and director of contracts for government contractors, as a government contract consulting partner in a regional public accounting firm, and as a contracts specialist for the Department of Defense. As a government contract consultant, Beverly specializes in reviewing and implementing compliant job cost accounting systems in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31 and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Contract Audit Manual (CAM), DCAA audit preparation and support, cost and pricing strategy and development, acting as interim chief financial officer (CFO), strategic business planning and processes, indirect rate strategy and development, incurred cost submissions, GSA contract and proposal support, government contract compliance, and contract and subcontract administration. 

Linda W. Cramer, CFCM

A Certified Federal Contracts Manager, Linda Cramer, President and Owner of Q10 Government Contracting, specializes in marketing, bidding, and executing Federal agency, state and commercial contracts. Ms. Cramer has over 25 years of successful experience in the start-up and growth of businesses that support performance-based contracts for the Department of Defense and Federal Agencies. After working 17 years in international business development, Linda built two highly successful, 8(a)-certified, ISO 9001:2000 registered Small Disadvantaged Businesses. From $100M negotiated best value awards, to simpler competitive task orders, Linda has orchestrated over $4B in contract awards to date.  

Roy A. Nyquist, CPCM, Fellow

Roy A. Nyquist has more than 25 years of hands-on government procurement experience at all levels in the acquisition cycle. He also has extensive experience in preaward and postaward government contracting and has been intimately involved with government acquisition reform initiatives, both as an instructor and a contracting officer. Mr. Nyquist retired from the US Army in 2003 where he was an Acquisition Officer. Currently, Mr. Nyquist is the Contract Manager for Tremco Incorporated, Roofing and Weatherproofing Division. He manages all Bid and Proposals and corporate level contracts.

Tremco provides commercial facility asset management programs and solutions.
Prior to this position, Mr. Nyquist served as an Acquisition Officer for U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill AFB, FL. and previously served as the Chief, Contracting and Host Nation Support Branch, U.S.

Central Command where he was responsible for the formation and negotiation of logistical support agreements between the US Military and the Nations within the Central Command area of responsibility. Mr. Nyquist holds a Masters Degree in Contract Management from Florida Tech and taught basic through executive contracting courses while assigned to the U.S. Army Logistics Management College (DAU). He is an adjunct professor for ESI-International and a member of the NCMA Suncoast Chapter, Florida.

Robert E. Jones, CFCM, CCCM


Robert is a CFCM/CCCM with nearly 9 years experience in government accounting and contracting. His educational background includes a BA in Accounting from Queens University of Charlotte (NC) and an MS in Accountancy from the University of Charleston (SC). Other professional education and certification includes a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and several classes in export and import control compliance. Robert is current employed by Pole/Zero Corporation (a Dover company) in West Chester, OH, as Contracts Manager where he is responsible for contract management and administration; leads customer negotiations; assists with proposal development; acts as Empowered Official and compliance officer for all exports and imports; and participates on a variety of cross-functional process-improvement teams.

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