A Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) certification shows you are knowledgeable about the practice of contracts management in the federal environment. To become a CFCM holder 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 they have 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 pleased to make available for purchase a CFCM Certification Course and Practice Exam.

Prep materials are available from the Canvas learning platform. You will receive an automated email within 48 hours of purchase with details on how to set up your account. You will be able to access the materials you purchased for one year.

If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, please check your Spam/Junk folder.

If you have questions regarding this course or need assistance with your purchase or setting up your Canvas account, please contact Tami Gershfang, Director-Certifications, at tgershfang@air.org.

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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.