CPCM Online Preparatory Course

This comprehensive, 10-week, online, instructor-led course provides a rigorous learning experience for those who desire structured exam preparation. Course participants will learn through weekly readings, assignments, discussion forums, videos, recorded lessons, and practice exams. All Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) competencies will be tested on during the examination, and all competencies will be presented during the prep course.  



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

  • NCMA's Contract Management Body of Knowledge, 5th Edition
  • Practice examinations covering each of the major competencies in the CMBOK

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 will open March 1, 2019. To receive alerts, complete this form.

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Donald E. Shannon, PMP, CCT, CPCM, CFCM, NCMA Fellow
Government Contracting Consultant
The Contract Coach

Don Shannon completed a 23-year contract and program management career when he retired from Schafer Corp as a contracts manager in 2013. Previously, he was a senior contracts specialist at the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and a contract administrator and deputy program manager with ABB North America. He is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with 23 years of military service. He continues to remain active in NCMA, serving as an advisor and certification mentor for the Rio Grande Chapter and as a frequent contributor to Contract Management Magazine and speaker at NCMA events.




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 learningcenter@ncmahq.org.

Due to the nature of the course structure, registrations are nontransferable and cannot be deferred.

While the course may be taken prior to application submission, students do so at their own risk. CPCM candidates must have an approved application on file prior to scheduling an examination. Individuals who do not meet the education, experience, and CPE requirements will not be allowed to test. It is the individual’s responsibility to confirm that he or she is eligible for the CPCM program prior to enrolling in the CPCM Online Preparatory Course. To learn more about the CPCM certification, click here. Your completed CPCM application or any questions about your eligibility may be submitted to certification@ncmahq.org or contact Blake Boynton, NCMA’s manager of certification operations, at blake.boynton@ncmahq.org or 571-382-1137.