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Certified Federal Contracts Manager

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National Contract Management Association
Certified Federal Contracts Manager
8260 Greensboro Drive, Suite 200, McLean
Virginia 22102


Eligibility for the CFCM requires a candidate to have:

* A degree from a regionally accredited institution at the bachelor's level, with 24 hours of course work in business management topics, * Two years of experience, and 120 hours of continuing professional education, at least 40 of which are specific to federal contracts management topics.
* Waivers of the degree requirement are available for those candidates who have ten years of experience and a letter from a supervisor supporting their candidacy.
* Candidates lacking only the experiential and continuing education requirements may apply for the designation and take the examinations. Upon successful completion of the examinations, the candidate will be awarded the designation ONLY when both experiential and continuing education requirements are met.
To earn the CFCM, a candidate must take and pass two examinations; the Business Knowledge and Federal Knowledge modules.

Certified Federal Contracts Manager Website


Work Experience Required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 5 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

This certification is related to military occupational specialties.
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This certification is related to Career and Technical Education Career Clusters.
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