Standards & Practices

NCMA certifications are the gold standard of professional excellence in Contract Management.

Standards & Practices

NCMA is honored to announce that its Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™) has become approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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ANSI-Approved Contract Management Standard™

The only standard for contract management, approved by an internationally recognized third party

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The Contract Management Standard (CMS)

The Contract Management Standard™ publication is approved by an internationally recognized third party entity (ANSI/NCMA ASD 1-2019).

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CMS FAQs

To help you understand the importance of the CMS, we've put together answers to the questions we get asked the most.

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ANSI Approval

On April 22, 2019, the Board of Standards Review of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved NCMA’s Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™) as an American National Standard (ANS).

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Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK)

Must-have reference for contract management professionals, based on our internationally recognized third party standard.

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Continuing Professional Education Guide

NCMA’s Contract Management Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Guide establishes a framework for the development, presentation, measurement, and reporting CPE to ensure contract managers pursue and achieve quality learning activities.

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