They are not. However, DAWIA, FAC-C, and NCMA certifications provide means of assessing competence in contract management.
DAWIA and FAC-C certifications are relevant only to federal buyers. As such, when the federal buyer leaves the career field and enters a status where DAWIA and FAC-C certifications are not required (eg, another career field, retirement), the DAWIA and FAC-C certifications are no longer active.
NCMA certifications can be obtained by buyers and sellers in all aspects of government and commercial contract management. NCMA certifications in good standing remain active through any career transition.
For more information on continuing education evaluation, please visit our Certification FAQ page at https://www.ncmahq.org/standards-certification/certification-faqs.