Contracting professionals who have education, training, knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code, and a minimum of 1 year of experience can apply for the CCCM certification.
Why is the Uniform Commercial Code important?
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) governs domestic and international commercial transactions. It evolved from common law in the 1600s when the practices for commercial transaction laws began to codify. In the 1800s, these codified practices were used to settle landmark commercial law cases. The UCC was originally published in 1952 and has undergone several revisions. Today, the UCC’s global influence and implementation are widespread—spanning domestically from Native American tribes to major American corporations, and internationally from the United Nations as an organization to its individual country members.
Who should pursue the Certified Commercial Contract Manager designation?
- 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.
Why CCCM Certification?
My certification is recognized by my customers and professionals in the aerospace industry. It has helped start conversations that lead to business opportunities.
Benefits of Earning the CCCM Designation:
- It sets you apart from others in your profession.
- It sharpens your focus.
- It shows that you are committed to maintaining the highest level of professionalism.
- A degree from a regionally accredited institution at the bachelor's level. Non-degreed candidates with at least 10 years of verifiable contract management experience may request a waiver.
- Degrees from outside the United States must be evaluated by an independent third party, such as World Education Services, Scholaro, Credit Eval, Info Check USA, or SpanTran.
- One year of work experience in the contract management or related field.
- A minimum of 80 hours of continuing professional education (see our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Guide for details).
Application Process & Fees:
If you’re interested in the CCCM certification program, complete and submit your application along with:
- Your college/university transcripts or written waiver request.
- Your work experience (CV, resume, or employer records).
- Proof of at least 80 CPE hours.
- Your application fee ($150 for NCMA members and $350 for nonmembers).
Once you have completed and submitted your application, the certification department will have everything formally reviewed within 15 business days. If approved, you will have one year and three attempts to pass your exam.
Exam Process & Fees:
Your test will be scheduled through NCMA’s testing provider, Kryterion. You will be able to select the date, time, and testing location based off of your zip code. The exam fee is $125 in the U.S. & Canada and $150 internationally.
Reschedule requests made within 72 hours of an exam will result in a $100 (domestic) and $130 (international) fee.
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