CPCM Online Preparatory Course
About the Course
This comprehensive 10-week online, instructor-led course provides a rigorous, asynchronous learning experience for those who desire structured exam preparation. This program is designed for busy professionals who will benefit from self-paced learning through readings, assignments, and discussion forums. The revised 2012 CPCM examination is based on the revised Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK). All CMBOK competencies are tested on the examination, and all competencies will be presented in the prep course.
Those who enroll in the course will receive the most current editions of the CMBOK and CPCM Study Guide, along with 5 practice examinations. Each of these 5 practice exams covers one of the 5 major competencies in the CMBOK (Pre-Award, Acquisition Planning/Strategy, Post Award, Specialized Skill Areas, and Business).
Why Should You Make the CPCM Online Preparatory Course Your Next Step?
*Upon completion of the course based on the requirements listed in the Course Syllabus.
The course is 10 weeks long, with weekly reading assignments, discussion board postings, recorded lessons, and practice exams. Each week includes a lecture covering that week’s content. Student interaction is accomplished through instructor and student forum discussions. Students should expect to spend at least 4 hours on the course each week. Course materials include handouts, the CPCM Study Guide, 3rd Edition and CMBOK, 4th Edition.
This course is suitable for meeting the CPCM continuing education eligibility requirements and may be taken prior to application submission. To learn more about the CPCM certification, visit Certification.
Read the full Course Syllabus.
While the course may be taken prior to application submission, students do so at their own risk. CPCM candidates must have an approved application on file prior to scheduling an examination. Individuals who do not meet the education, experience, and CPE requirements will not be allowed to test. Contact the Certification Department BEFORE registering for the CPCM OPC if you have any questions about your eligibility.
It is the individual's responsibility to confirm that he/she is eligible for the CPCM program prior to enrolling in the CPCM Online Preparatory Course. This can be done by submitting a completed CPCM application to Certification@NCMAHQ.org. If you have questions about eligibility, contact Blake Boynton, (571) 382-1137, Blake.Boynton@NCMAHQ.org
Includes a free copy of NCMA's CPCM Study Guide, 3rd Edition, and CMBOK, 4th Edition. Please note that we are unable to provide a discount for books previously purchased from NCMA.
Dr. Mike Criss, CPCM, Fellow
Dr. Mike Criss is a Senior Fellow with the Fluor Government Group, a Fluor Corporation. He has over 30 years of experience in government contracting in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Criss is a frequent presenter at professional contracting events. He is also a regular contributor to the Contract Management magazine. In addition to his professional responsibilities to the Fluor Corporation, Dr. Criss is an experienced trainer and university instructor. He holds the Certified Professional Contract Management (CPCM), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) designations. He is also a member of the National Contract Management Association Executive Advisory Committee (formerly Board of Advisors), Contract Management Competency Model Committee, and the NCMA Professional Ethics Standards Committee.