For those Chapter members planning on preparing to take the Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) certification examination this year, please read on as we have something to tell you that we believe will prove to be of great value to you.
Taking a preparation course or joining a local study group are just some of the ways you can enhance your chances of passing the exam. I certainly can’t speak for everyone, but I know that it helped me to pass the exam on my first try.
We are delighted that one of our Chapter members, Roy Nyquist, offers a preparation class that has proved helpful to many contracts professionals nationally to be well prepared to take the test. Roy has more than 25 years of hands-on government procurement experience at all levels in the acquisition cycle and has taught at a number of national NCMA events and conferences. He has also taught similar preparation classes for NCMA HQ.
Should you be interested, here is information regarding how you can enroll. Weekly teleconference classes commence on February 19, 2019 and end on April 23, 2019.
Important – Students are responsible for purchasing the required textbook from NCMA HQ: Certified Federal Contracts Manager, Study Guide. NCMA, 3rd Edition, 2016. If you are interested in participating in the class / study group, we would suggest you place your order for the book (if you do not already have a copy) sometime within the next week. That should provide HQ more than sufficient time to ship you your book prior to commencement of the first study session that starts at the end of this month.
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We will also offer our membership the opportunity to take the examination with fellow NCMA Chapter members at a location in the greater Melbourne area in May of this year. More details on that will be following in the near future, so please stay tuned. The costs associated with taking a local Chapter proctored exam are less than going to a test center.
Certified Federal Contract Manager
Contracting professionals who have education, training, knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and a minimum of 1 year of experience can apply for the CFCM certification.
- 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.
- 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) Guidefor details).
NCMA application fee: $150 Member Benefit Fee / $350 Regular Fee.
Exam provider fee: $125 per exam for United States and Canada. International test takers must pay $150 per exam. Reschedule requests made within 72 hours of an exam will result in a $100 (domestic) and $130 (international) fee.
If you have any questions regarding certification, please call NCMA HQ at 1-800-344-8096 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFCM Application Form