CFCM Online Preparatory Course

Accelerate your learning and be ready to achieve Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) certification after just 10 weeks of instruction! The instructor-led CFCM Online Preparatory Course is the most convenient and affordable program available to prepare you for your certification exam.

Why Take the CFCM Online Preparatory Course?

Lecture VideoLearn from a series of informative videos, with content provided by an expert roster of contracting professionals. You’ll gain from their decades of experience as they guide you through all 41 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts covered by the CFCM examination, in only 90 minutes each week. Featuring a combination of audio lectures and engaging animation, the videos can be viewed and reviewed anytime, anywhere, through your web browser, to give you the comprehension you need while fitting into your busy schedule.

CFCM Study Guide, 3rd Ed.The program’s highly affordable cost includes everything you need to succeed, including your own copy of NCMA’s brand-new CFCM Study Guide, Third Edition, revised in 2016 for the latest version of the exam. You’ll also get printable, easy-to-reference handouts for each FAR Part covered in the lectures, to make note-taking easy.

Interact with classmates and build knowledge together through collaborative discussion boards designed for a highly personal learning experience. A small class size means every participant will have the opportunity to discuss the material directly with the instructor, and the course’s asynchronous web forum provides a discussion venue that’s always available. You’ll engage with the FAR and apply your understanding as you discuss thought-provoking questions each week, and develop confidence in taking computer-based assessments with a weekly quiz. These challenging multiple-choice assessments were developed to get you ready to take and pass the 150-question CFCM exam. You’ll see your scores immediately, and question-by-question feedback will direct you to the FAR Parts you should review, so you’ll always know where you can improve.

GamesAlso new for 2016 are interactive Enrichment Activities, designed by NCMA to reinforce the most important concepts you’ll need to understand for the exam, and only available through this online preparatory course. You’ll read articles, respond to writing prompts, solve puzzles, and even play games. 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 (CPE) hours / 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that you can use toward the credits needed to sit for the CFCM exam.

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

Read the full Course Syllabus PDF format.


Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so act now to ensure your spot in this highly in-demand program. Register online with your credit card, or call NCMA Member Services at 800-344-8096 to enroll by phone.

The registration fee includes a free* copy of NCMA’s CFCM Study Guide, Third Edition. Please note that NCMA cannot provide a discount for books previously purchased.

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Registration Fee:

NCMA Member: $495
Nonmember: $595

Registration for the Winter 2018 session has concluded. Registration for the Spring 2018 session will begin in March.

Registered participants who wish to withdraw from the course may request a full refund up to five business days 
before the official course start date. Withdrawal requests must be made in writing and submitted to Participants who wish to withdraw from the class within five days before the official start date and five days after the official start date will only be refunded 50% of their course fee. Refunds will not be issued for withdraw requests made after five days from the start of the class.


Participants who withdraw from the course must mail their course materials back to NCMA before a refund will be issued. If a participant chooses to keep the materials, the cost of the materials and shipping will be deducted from the refund amount.

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


Roy Nyquist

Roy A. Nyquist has more than 25 years of hands-on government procurement experience at all levels in the acquisition cycle. He also has extensive experience in preaward and postaward government contracting and has been intimately involved with government acquisition reform initiatives, both as an instructor and a contracting officer. Mr. Nyquist retired from the US Army in 2003 where he was an Acquisition Officer.

Currently, Mr. Nyquist is President of RN Contracting Solutions, LLC. His company provides contract management consulting services to both large and small companies along with contract training. He holds a Masters degree in Contract Management from Florida Tech and taught basic through executive contracting courses while assigned to the U.S. Army Logistics Management College (DAU). He is also a member of the NCMA Cape Canaveral Florida Chapter.

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