Certification Online Preparatory Courses

Convenient and interactive asynchronous online classroom environment designed to prepare students for the Certified Professional Contracts Manager™ (CPCM™) or Certified Federal Contracts Manager™ (CFCM™) certification exam.

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Registration for the Summer Session is open until June 24! All registrants have a chance to win a 2-hour self-paced course of their choice!


Why Should You Take a Prep Course?

  • Be ready to take the certification exam in 10 short weeks!
  • Learn on your own schedule, within the 10-week timeframe
  • Earn 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE/CLP) hours. Use the CPE/CLP hours earned toward the credits needed to sit for the exam.
  • Ask questions and discuss the material with your instructor, interact and collaborate with your fellow classmates.
  • Access the course anytime, anywhere through your web browser on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device
 

Group Registration

A 10% discount is available for group registrations of 10 or more in a single course session with identical start date. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

 

Note: Taking this course will help prepare you, but does not equal or guarantee your certification nor does it guarantee your eligibility to sit for the exam. Actual certification exams are based on the source material, such as the CMS™, CMBOK™, FAR, and UCC. Preparatory courses are intended to help study source material and included practice exams are meant to understand question types. Neither are replacements for reading and studying source material.

Upcoming Courses

  Registration Begins Registration Closes Course Begins Course Concludes
Summer 2022 NOW OPEN! June 24 June 27 September 11
Fall 2022 August 22 September 23 September 26 December 11
Winter 2023 December 12 January 6 January 9 March 18
Spring 2023 March 6 March 31 April 3 June 10
Summer 2023 May 29 June 23 June 26 September 9
Fall 2023 August 21 September 22 September 25 December 9

 

Note: Registered participants who request to withdraw from the course up until midnight the day before the official course start date will receive a full refund. Participants who wish to withdraw from the class up until 14 days after the official start date will receive a 50% refund. Withdrawals requested 15 or more days after the official start date will not receive any refund of the course cost. All withdrawal requests must be made in writing and submitted to [email protected]

Due to the nature of the course structure, registration is non-transferable and cannot be deferred.

CPCM™ Course

Register for CPCM Summer 2022 course

This comprehensive 10-week online, instructor-led course is perfect for you if you prefer structured exam preparation. You will learn by completing weekly readings and assignments, participating in discussion groups, watching videos and recorded lessons, and taking practice exams. Experts will guide you through all the CMBOK competencies included on the CPCM™ exam.

Why Take the CPCM™ Online Preparatory Course?
Learn from a series of informative videos,  rich with content, designed to guide you through all competencies found in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK). All course materials can be viewed and reviewed anytime and anywhere you have internet access, enabling you to fit your studies into your busy schedule. Taking this course will help prepare you, but does not equal or guarantee your certification nor does it guarantee your eligibility to sit for the exam.

The course reviews NCMA’s Contract Management Body of Knowledge. Based on NCMA’s Contract Management Standard, this book provides the competencies required of those wishing to achieve excellence in the contract management profession and is the basis of the CPCM™ exam.

When you take the CPCM™ Online Prep Course, you’ll interact with classmates and the course instructor and learn together through collaborative discussion boards designed to give you a highly personalized learning experience. Discussions will focus on case study analyses meant to prepare you for the scenario-based questions on the CPCM™ exam.

You’ll also receive weekly vocabulary lists with vocabulary practice exercises meant to help you study contracting terms found in the CMBOK®.

Develop your confidence through challenging multiple-choice practice exams developed to get you ready to take and successfully pass the 180-question CPCM™ exam. You’ll receive your scores immediately along with question-by-question feedback that will show you which CMBOK competencies to review so you’ll know where you need to improve.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Completion worth 40 Continuing Professional Education/ Continuous Learning Points (CPE/CLP) hours that you can use toward the credits needed to sit for the CPCM™ exam.

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Registration

Register for CPCM Summer 2022 course

Pricing

  • NCMA Member Course Registration: $435
  • Non-Member Course Registration: $535
  • Non-Member Course Registration with NCMA membership: $595

Pricing includes practice examinations covering each of the major competencies in the CMBOK®.

The Contract Management Body of Knowledge® (CMBOK®) 6th Edition is required for this course and is not included in your registration fee. Please purchase either the hard copy directly from NCMA or the eBook from Amazon.

A digital version of the book will be provided to students to cover coursework for the first two weeks of the course.

This course may be taken before or after you submit your application. To learn more about the CPCM™ certification, visit the CPCM page.


CFCM™ Course

Register for CFCM Summer 2022 course

Accelerate your learning and be ready to sit for your Certified Federal Contract Manager™ (CFCM™) certification exam after just 10 weeks! The instructor-led CFCM™ Online Preparatory Course is the most convenient and affordable online course available to prepare you for your certification exam.

Why Take the CPCM™ Online Preparatory Course?
Learn from a series of informative videos,  rich with content, designed to guide you through all 41 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts covered by the CFCM™ examination. All course materials can be viewed and reviewed anytime and anywhere you have internet access, enabling you to fit your studies into your busy schedule. Taking this course will help prepare you but does not equal or guarantee your certification nor does it guarantee your eligibility to sit for the exam.

Interact with classmates and learn together through collaborative discussion boards designed to give you a highly personalized learning experience. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss the material directly with the instructor. You’ll engage with the FAR and apply your understanding through lively weekly discussions of thought-provoking questions. Develop your confidence through challenging multiple-choice assessment tests developed to get you ready to take and successfully pass the 150- question CFCM™ exam. You’ll receive your scores immediately along with question-by-question feedback that will show you which FAR Parts to review so you’ll know where you need to improve.

When you take the CFCM™ Online Prep Course, you’ll also receive Enrichment Activities designed by NCMA to reinforce the most important concepts you’ll need to master for the exam. You’ll read articles, respond to writing prompts, solve puzzles, and even play games. Completing a different activity each week will keep your learning fresh and current.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Completion worth 40 Continuing Professional Education/Continuous Learning Points (CPE/CLP) hours that you can use toward the credits needed to sit for the CFCM™ exam.

View the Syllabus

Registration

Register for CFCM Summer 2022 course

Pricing

  • NCMA Member Course Registration: $435
  • Non-Member Course Registration: $535
  • Non-Member Course Registration with NCMA membership: $595

Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study Guide - 4th Edition is required for this course and is not included in your registration fee. Please purchase the hard copy directly from NCMA.

A digital version of the book will be provided to students to cover coursework for the first two weeks of the course.

This course may be taken before or after you submit your application. To learn more about the CFCM™ certification, visit the Certification page.  

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