All NCMA certification exams are competency‐based and objective‐type, multiple choice. The time limit is four hours.
Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) Exam
The 180 question CPCM exam covers the following contract management competencies (See the Contract Management Body of Knowledge, 5th Edition):
- Guiding Principles
All questions are objective-type, however, some will be based on scenarios.
The CPCM certification is most appropriate for contracting professionals who have mastered the majority of the contract management competencies in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), have extensive business education and training, and have a minimum of 5 years of experience. Passing score for the CPCM exam is a minimum of 70% correct answers.
NOTE: Study guides are designed to assist the candidate in preparing for examinations, but do not necessarily contain the exact questions found on the tests.
Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) Exam
The 150 question exam is based on the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Special emphasis is placed on FAR Parts 12 and 15. All FAR Parts are fair game on the exam EXCEPT Parts 26, 29, 34, 48, 50, 41 and 51.
Passing score for the CFCM exam is a minimum of 70% correct answers.
The CFCM certification is most appropriate for contracting professionals in both the public and private sectors who deal extensively with federal contracts and have a minimum of one year of experience. The CFCM Study Guide, Third Edition includes 150 sample questions.
Certified Commercial Contract Manager (CCCM) Exam
The 150 question CCCM exam is based on the Uniform Commercial Code. Passing score for the CCCM exam is a minimum of 70% correct answers.
Disclaimer: The adoption and application of the UCC varies from state to state. For the purpose of the CCCM examination all questions are drawn from, a site maintained by Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School.
The CCCM certification is most appropriate for contracting professionals who deal with commercial contracts and have a minimum of one year of experience.