Training & Events

NCMA's World Congress offers attendees the opportunity to participate in additional training opportunities to maximize on education and CPE/CLP credits while in attendance!

LMC17_addltrainingLeadership Master Class

Participate in leadership development training on July 23!

WC16_careerfairFREE Contract Management Career Fair

Meet with hiring organizations on July 23!

GCMS15_Training_ExamsCertification Exams

Sit for your CPCM, CFCM, or CCCM exam on July 26!

WC17_nasasewpNASA SEWP Training Event

Attend the complimentary seminar Wednesday, July 26!

GCMS15_Training_NESNational Education Seminars

Earn an additional 7 CPE/CLP credits on July 27!

Leadership Master Class: Summer Session

Leadership Development for NCMA Volunteers

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Chicago Ballroom 8-10

Chapter Members: $75
Chapter Presidents (current and incoming): $25

Formerly known as the Summer Chapter Leader Summit, this one-day event provides leadership development for members in their roles as contracts managers and volunteer leaders. 

The event includes:

  • Quality content to expand the leadership capacity of NCMA's chapter leaders;
  • A "Leadership in Action" component to connect and create community among NCMA national leaders and chapter leaders;
  • Content aligned with the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK); and
  • A program that promotes volunteerism and fosters deeper engagement
Visit the event website for more information.
Register in addition to your World Congress registration or as a standalone event. Chapter Presidents, enter your promotion code when registering to receive the discount. If you need your code reissued, email meetings@ncmahq.org.

FREE Contract Management Career Fair

Meet with Organizations Who Are Currently Hiring!

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Lakeview Terrace

Come with an updated résumé and prepare to find new opportunities in the field of contract management. The career fair is open and free to all contract management professionals that are interested—World Congress registration not required.

Certification Exams

Stand Out with an NCMA Certification!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
1:30pm–5:30pm; Check-in: 1:00pm–1:15pm
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Missouri Room

NCMA Member: $50 examination fee*
Nonmember: $90 examination fee*

NCMA will be offering the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), and Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) certification exams on Wednesday, July 26. All fees must be paid in advance. No walk-ins will be accepted. You do not have to be a World Congress registrant to take the exam.

*Please note, the examination fee is a separate charge from the application fee. All candidates must first formally apply and receive approval to test before they can register for their exam. To apply, e-mail bboynton@ncmahq.org and specify which certification you'd like to achieve. You will receive a follow-up e-mail with the correct form to fill out. Applications must then be submitted by Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Approved applicants must register for the exam by completing and submitting this form by Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

If you have any further questions, please visit the Certification page or contact us at certification@ncmahq.org.

NASA SEWP Training Event

Federal Acquisition Success with SEWP

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Rooms 301–306
Complimentary (registration required)
4 CPE/CLP credits

After World Congress concludes, grab lunch on your own and then join SEWP for an afternoon seminar series that will cover topics specifically for the federal IT acquisition professional. View the detailed agenda here

NASA SEWP is a government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) that provides the latest IT product solutions to all federal agencies. With world-class customer service and the ability to add new products daily, SEWP has been a leader in GWAC program innovation and has been helping agencies get access to the technology they need for over 20 years.

Register via the World Congress registration portal in addition to your World Congress registration or as a standalone event. Enter your contact information first and choose "optional events" in step 6.

National Education Seminars

Additional Training Opportunity!

Thursday, July 27, 2017
8:30am–4:30pm; Check-in: 8:00am 
Rooms 325 & 326
(Seminars run concurrently)

NCMA Member: $345 WC Attendee
NCMA Member: $375 NES Only
Nonmember: $395 WC Attendee
Nonmember: $445 NES Only

After World Congress concludes, stay another day and attend a National Education Seminar (NES) to earn an additional 7 CPE/CLP credits. The two seminars to choose from are FAR Essentials and Key Contract Terms and Conditions. The NES is a specialized one-day training seminar led by expert presenters and covers topics suitable for professionals of all levels. Attend one seminar as part of your World Congress experience or as a standalone event.

 FAR Essentials 


FAR-Essentials-SketchCoverWhat must you absolutely know in order to thrive as a government contractor or government contracting professional? Our contracting experts have singled out the most essential aspects of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and designed a one-day National Education Seminar that helps participants understand the complexities and relationships within each topic. The seminar covers 28 essential topics such as data rights, competition, small business policy, warranties, and much more. Attendees will have many opportunities during the seminar to relate these essential topics to their own work experience. Each participant will receive a copy of the Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials, an invaluable research tool for use during the seminar and on the job.

Key Contract Terms & Conditions



Key Contract Terms and Conditions is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that reviews the most important terms and conditions that must be negotiated—presented from three practical, day-to-day contract management perspectives: U.S. federal government buying, industry selling, and industry buying.  

Register for a seminar through the World Congress registration portal, either in addition to your World Congress registration, or as a single event. If you've already registered for World Congress and would like to add on a seminar, choose "Make a change to an existing registration".

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