A CCCM™ certificate holder exhibits knowledge as a contract manager as it relates to the training & knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
Why is the UCC important?
The UCC governs domestic and international commercial transactions. It evolved from common law in the 1600s when the practices for commercial transaction laws began to codify. In the 1800s, these codified practices were used to settle landmark commercial law cases. The UCC was originally published in 1952 and has undergone several revisions. Today, the UCC’s global influence and implementation are widespread—spanning domestically from Native American tribes to major American corporations, and internationally from the United Nations as an organization to its individual country members.
Who should pursue the CCCM™?
- Commercial contract managers who are interested in any form of domestic and international commercial transactions,
- Government contract managers (Federal, State, and Local) who are interested in the foundation of government contract laws and regulations, and
- All contract managers who are interested in the source of inspiration for common law and landmark commercial law cases.
Obtaining and maintaining the CCCM™ is a significant milestone in your professional development. The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with important information about the policies and procedures on how you can:
- Apply for the CCCM™ certification,
- Obtain the CCCM™ certification, and
- Maintain the CCCM™ certification.
NCMA requires that all CCCM™ certification applicants read this entire handbook.
Why CCCM™ Certification?
My certification is recognized by my customers and professionals in the aerospace industry. It has helped start conversations that lead to business opportunities.
Benefits of Earning the CCCM™:
- It sets you apart from others in your profession.
- It sharpens your focus.
- It shows that you are committed to maintaining the highest level of professionalism.
- A Bachelor’s Degree. Non-degreed candidates with at least 5 years of verifiable contract management experience plus 24 college credits that align with the CMBOK competencies may request a waiver.
- Degrees from outside the United States must be evaluated by an independent third party, such as World Education Services, Scholaro, Credit Eval, Info Check USA, or SpanTran.
- Two years of work experience in contract management or related field.
- A minimum of 80 hours of CPE/CLP (see our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Guide for details).
Application Process & Fees:
If you’re interested in the CCCM™ certification program, complete and submit your online application along with:
- Your college/university transcripts or written waiver request.
- Your work experience (CV, resume, or employer records).
- Proof of at least 80 CPE/CLP hours.
- Your application fee ($150 for NCMA members and $350 for nonmembers).
Once you have completed and submitted your application, the certification department will have everything formally reviewed within 15 business days. If approved, you will have one year and three attempts to pass your exam.
Exam Process & Fees:
Your test will be scheduled through NCMA’s testing provider, Kryterion. You will be able to select the date, time, and testing location based off of your zip code. The exam fee is $125 in the U.S. & Canada and $150 internationally.
Reschedule requests made within 72 hours of an exam will result in a $100 (domestic) and $130 (international) fee.
NCMA top leadership ensures that NCMA is operated in a manner to safeguard objectivity and impartiality in delivering its certification program in a non-discriminatory manner. Access Impartiality Statement.
Visit our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked certification questions.
CCCM™ Question Frequency by UCC Article
As of May 1, 2018
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