The Contract Management Continuing Professional Education Guide

The scope of the Contract Management Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Guide is to establish a framework for the development, presentation, measurement, and reporting of continuing professional education (CPE) to ensure contract managers pursue and achieve the quality learning activities necessary to add value to their obligations and desires for growth in individual competence, which in turn leads to improved organizational capability.

All contract managers should participate in learning activities that maintain or improve individual competence. Selection of learning activities should be a thoughtful, reflective process addressing the individual contract manager’s current and future professional plans, current knowledge and skill level, and desired or needed additional competence to meet future opportunities or professional responsibilities (or both). Accordingly, acceptable CPE encompasses programs contributing to the development and maintenance of professional skills.