Eligibility / Steps to Certification

ICCM-F

Industry Certification in Contract Management–Federal

The ICCM-Federal certification requirements mirror those of the Federal Acquisition Institute’s Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) certification program. While FAC-C is awarded only by non-Department of Defense agencies to their employees, the ICCM-Federal is available through NCMA to private sector employees and non-federal public sector employees who meet all the required education, experience, and training prerequisites for the level of certification sought (Level I, II, or III).

 

Eligibility for the ICCM-F (Level I, II, & III) requires candidates to have and complete the following:

LEVEL I:

Work Experience:

1 year of contracting work experience.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree conferred or approved by an accredited U.S. college or university based on a 4-year course of study OR at least 24 semester hours among these topics areas:

Accounting, Business, Contracts, Economics, Finance, Industrial Management, Law, Marketing, Purchasing, Quantitative Methods, and Organization and Management.

Completion of Coursework:

  • CON 100
  • One of the following: CON 110, FCN 110, CON 121
  • One of the following: CON 124, FCN 111, CON 111
  • One of the following: CON 127, FCN 112, CON 112
  • CON 120
  • One elective (16 classroom hour minimum)

 

LEVEL II: All LEVEL I courses and:

Work Experience:

2 years of contracting work experience.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree conferred or approved by an accredited U.S. college or university based on a 4-year course of study OR at least 24 semester hours among these topics areas:

Accounting, Business, Contracts, Economics, Finance, Industrial Management, Law, Marketing, Purchasing, Quantitative Methods, and Organization and Management.

Completion of Coursework:

  • One of the following: CON 200, CON 214
  • CON 215
  • CON 216
  • CON 217
  • CON 218
  • 2 Electives (16 classroom hours each)

 

LEVEL III: All LEVEL I and II courses and:

Work Experience:

4 years of contracting work experience.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree conferred or approved by an accredited U.S. college or university based on a 4-year course of study AND at least 24 semester hours among these topics areas:

Accounting, Business, Contracts, Economics, Finance, Industrial Management, Law, Marketing, Purchasing, Quantitative Methods, and Organization and Management.

Completion of Coursework:

  • One of the following: CON 353 or CON 360
  • 2 Electives (16 classroom hours each)

 

Steps to Certification:

  1. Complete application
  2. Pay fee and send to NCMA with supporting documents
  3. NCMA reviews application in 15 business days
  4. NCMA sends ICCM Certificate and letter

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