The CPCM, CFCM, and CCCM are certifications awarded to candidates who meet rigorous standards, including experience, education, training, and knowledge. Wondering which program is right for you? We’ve done a side-by-side comparison of the certifications to help you decide.

CPCM

Who Is This Certification For?

  • Buyers and sellers who participate in government-to-business (federal, state, and local) and business-to-business (small, medium, and large) contract and subcontract actions;
  • Buyers interested in understanding how their actions impact sellers, and sellers interested in understanding how their actions impact buyers; and
  • Those who have a general material interest in contract management (e.g., academicians, consultants, researchers, regulatory authorities, representatives of accrediting organizations, representatives of other organizations, etc.).

Knowledge

Based on the contract management competencies in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK)

Education

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution OR a determination of equivalency by an independent third party (such as World Education Services, Scholaro, Credit Eval, Info Check USA, or SpanTran) for degrees from colleges and universities outside the U.S.

Professional Experience

At least 5 years of professional experience in contract management or a related field.

CPEs

A minimum of 120 CPE hours

CFCM

Who Is This Certification For?

  • Federal contract managers (buyers and sellers) who participate in federal government contract actions,
  • State and local contract managers (buyers and sellers) who participate in contract actions involving federal funds,
  • Those who have a general interest in federal contract management (e.g., academicians, consultants, researchers, regulatory authorities, representatives of accrediting organizations, representatives of other organizations, etc.).

Knowledge

Based on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

Education

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution OR a determination of equivalency by an independent third party (such as World Education Services, Scholaro, Credit Eval, Info Check USA, or SpanTran) for degrees from colleges and universities outside the U.S.

Non-degreed candidates with at least 10 years of verifiable contract management experience may request a waiver.

Professional Experience

At least 1 year of professional experience in contract management or a related field.

CPEs

A minimum of 80 CPE hours

CCCM

Who Is This Certification For?

  • Commercial contract managers who are interested in any form of domestic and international commercial transactions,
  • Government contract managers (Federal, State, and Local) who are interested in the foundation of government contract laws and regulations, and
  • All contract managers who are interested in the source of inspiration for common law and landmark commercial law cases.

Knowledge

Based on the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Education

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution OR a determination of equivalency by an independent third party (such as World Education Services, Scholaro, Credit Eval, Info Check USA, or SpanTran) for degrees from colleges and universities outside the U.S.

Non-degreed candidates with at least 10 years of verifiable contract management experience may request a waiver.

Professional Experience

At least 1 year of professional experience in contract management or a related field.

CPEs

A minimum of 80 CPE hours

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