Justify Your Attendance!

WC17_Employer JustificationNCMA's Employer Justification Packet

Individuals that require approval before registering can refer to the bullet points below before making an attendance proposal to their employer or review the full Employer Justification Packet
, which includes sample letters, cost breakdowns, and more! 

  • NCMA leads the contracting profession and sets the professional standard with its robust Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), upon which all programming is based.
  • World Congress and all NCMA national training events comply with Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management requirements regarding government employee conference training (as defined in 5 C.F.R. 410.404).
  • NCMA training events—such as World Congress—completely support the intent and spirit of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy letters directed to all chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives encouraging government interaction with industry, as well as effective training and development of the government acquisition workforce and new requirements for the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C). This guidance stresses “early, frequent, and constructive engagement with industry, [which] leads to better acquisition outcomes” and strongly supports participation in professional organizations and/or their events.
  • The Office of Management and Budget memorandum dated May 7, 2014, outlines FAC-C training requirements and expresses the value of professional associations in giving contracting professionals “adequate time and resources to train and develop, providing them appropriate experience so they can understand how to apply their training, and building a culture of collaboration and innovation within the agency.” View the full memorandum and the benefits of attending training by a professional organization here.

  • Attendees earn 20 continuing professional education (CPE) or continuous learning point (CLP) credits. If you are working to obtain or maintain your NCMA certification or other educational requirements, remind your supervisor that this is a great opportunity to earn these credits in a concentrated amount of time.
  • The networking you will receive at World Congress is unparalleled. You will be in direct contact with more than 2,000 like-minded professionals in an open forum to share ideas and build lasting relationships.  


Be sure to visit the registration page where the various rates are listed. Take advantage of the savings for early registrants—as well as discounts for groups! 

Employer Justification Packet

Still need help convincing your employer? Review the full Employer Justification Packet.


Please contact marketing@ncmahq.org for further assistance!



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