Part of being a certified contract manager means maintaining up-to-date certification records and recertifying every five years. An additional recertification option is available for those who wish to be recognized as distinguished contract managers, but are retired or soon to be retired from the Contract Management profession.

Continuing Professional Education

NCMA members are lifelong learners, building our knowledge, improving our skills, and connecting with others in a vibrant learning community. Earning CPE credit is icing on the cake—and the professional growth is great, too.

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Recertification Process

To maintain certification, you need to recertify every five years from the year you initially earned it by submitting a completed recertification application. You will be required to pay a $95/$145 fee and provide supporting documentation verifying 60 CPE hours.

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Retired Certification Status

The retired certification status allows individuals to continue to be recognized for achieving NCMA certification(s) after leaving the Contract Management profession or related fields. Retired certification status does not require the continuing professional education requirements of the active certifications, which may no longer provide value to a retired individual. Download the retired application to start the process.

Individuals who are eligible to apply for the retired certification status must meet the following criteria:

  • Must hold an active CPCM, CFCM, and/or CCCM certification in good standing for at least 10 years
  • Must provide 60 CPE hours, AND
  • The individual must be, or soon to be, separated from the Contract Management profession or related fields