A Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) certification shows that you are knowledgeable about the practice of contracts management in the federal environment. To earn the CFCM, a candidate must take and pass the Federal Knowledge module exam.


Required Education

A degree from a regionally or Distance Education Accreditation Council (DEAC) accredited institution at the bachelor’s level is required. Degrees from outside the U.S. must be evaluated by an independent third party such as World Education ServicesForeign CreditsCredit EvalInfo Check USA, or SpanTran*.

Applicants must submit a copy of their transcript.

Work Experience

Applicants must possess at least one year of work experience in the contract management field.

Applicants must complete the Relevant Work Experience section of the certification application.

Continuing Education

Applicants must possess a minimum of 80 continuing professional education (CPE) hours in contract or business management-related topics. For more details, see CPE Requirements.

Applicants must submit copies of documents verifying that you completed 80 CPEs in contract or business management-related topics. Certificates of completion and/or transcripts are preferred.

CFCM Certification Prep Materials

NCMA Tysons is proud to offer a CFCM Certification Course and Practice Exam, available for purchase.

Our materials are now hosted in the learning platform Canvas, and you will receive access for a period of one-year, which will include all the materials purchased. An automated email from Canvas will be received within 48 hours of purchase, which details how to setup your account and access the materials.

If you do not receive this email within 48 hours, please check your Spam/Junk folder to ensure receipt.

If you have any questions regarding this course, need any assistance with your purchase, or have any issues with your Canvas account setup, please contact (Tami) Hanh Gershfang (phoenixtn@gmail.com) in NCMA Tysons Certifications for assistance.

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*Candidates who are graduates of colleges and universities outside the United States of America must contact the certification department to confirm the accreditation status. Call 800-344-8096 or email us at certification@ncmahq.org. Non-degreed candidates who have a minimum of 10 years experience may attach a written letter of request for waiver of the degree requirement.