NCMA is a great source for learning more about the practice of contract management, whether you are a master practitioner or are just entering the field. Expand your knowledge by participating in one of many upcoming Webinars, learning on Demand, attending a National Education Seminar on a variety of timely topics at a location near you, reading books recommended by NCMA, completing an online course, and earn hours toward your NCMA certification.

Featured Reading Items

100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting

The 100 Worst Mistakes in Government ContractingBy Richard Lieberman and Jason Morgan

Why repeat the mistakes of others? Sometimes reciting best practices and principles is not enough to drive the lesson home. Sometimes you have to look at the inverse. Perfect for government contractors, this book examines 100 classic mistakes to avoid, drawn from every phase of the government contract life cycle. The legal framework of government contracting is outlined with references to the most pertinent statutes and regulations.

Contract Management Body of Knowledge, Fourth Edition

NCMA, Updated by Margaret G. Rumbaugh, CPCM, Fellow

The Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) documents the evolution and expansion of the professional competencies that make up the contract management profession. This is a reference book every contracts manager should own. The CMBOK, Fourth Edition is a must-have publication whether you are setting up a new contracts organization or reorganizing an existing one. It is indispensable for certification candidates as well. All questions on the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) exam are mapped to CMBOK, 4th Edition.

Featured Webinars

October 22: Gearing Up: Getting Ready for the Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR)

November 13: Terminations for Convenience: Still Lurking Around the Corner

November 20: Is GSA’s Streamlining Initiative Increasing Risks for Contractors?


The NCMA professional certification program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and distinguish those who demonstrate knowledge essential to the practice of contract management.


Upcoming National Education Seminars

October 24: Subcontract Management From A to Z

Redstone Federal Credit Union, 220 Wynn Drive NW, Huntsville, Alabama

Host Chapter: Huntsville

October 28: Contract Negotiations

First 5 Building, 750 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California

Host Chapter: Los Angeles Gateway
Cohost Chapter: South Bay

November 05: Contract Negotiations

Intertek Testing Services, 1950 Evergreen Boulevard #100, Duluth, Georgia

Host Chapter: Atlanta

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