CFCM Online Preparatory Course

Accelerate your learning and be ready to achieve Certified Federal Contract 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.

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.

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$495 member/$595 nonmember fee includes a free* copy of:

  • NCMA's CFCM Study Guide, 3rd Edition
  • Practice examinations

Please note that we are unable to provide a discount for books previously purchased from NCMA. * U.S. addresses only. Shipping and handling charges apply. A digital version of the workbook will be provided to students to cover coursework for the first two weeks of the course.

Spring 2019 registration is now open until March 29, 2019.


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Registered participants who request to withdraw from the course up until midnight the day before the official course start date will receive a refund minus a $90 cancellation fee. 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

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

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