Your Path to Certifications CPCM CFCM CCCM DEA

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Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • One Small Step for

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • One Small Step for Man… • …One Giant Leap for a Contract Manager. Jimmy Sorrell, CPCM, CFCM, CCCM, Fellow NCMA Chapter Certification Manager (256) 714 -9411 Jim. [email protected] com

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA OVERVIEW • D – Degree

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA OVERVIEW • D – Degree – A Bachelor's degree from an accredited College/University • E – Experience in the contracting management career field • A – Action – Develop an Action Plan and Execute the Plan

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • D – A Bachelor

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • D – A Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university with 80 CPEs • A degree waiver may be granted with a minimum of 10 years experience in the field

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • E – Experience –

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • E – Experience – One (1) year of experience in the contracting field (contract management or related business areas: finance, program management, &/or, etc. )

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • A – Action –

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • A – Action – Develop an Action Plan and Execute the Plan 1. Pull together your: a) resume, b) transcript(s) & c) training certificates (make copies to submit to NCMA HQ) 2. Complete the eligibility application for certification testing 3. Submit the completed package (1 & 2 above) and pay the eligibility evaluation fee to NCMA HQ 4. Upon approval determine the method of testing (Testing Center or local chapter (proctored). 5. Pay the appropriate fees and set testing date and take the test

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • A Certified Federal Contracts

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • A Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) certification demonstrates recipient has met NCMA’s: • Education, training, knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and a minimum of one (1) year of experience • Has obtain a minimum of 80 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) • How to prepare for exam: • CFCM Study Guide, 3 nd Ed. ($75) • Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials ($75) • Desktop Guide to Contract Terms, 7 th Ed. ($40) • Practice Examination $25 • Huntsville NCMA Study Group ($100) • Other: Self Study, On-Line Courses, Webinars, NCMA HQ Conferences, or Just do It! • Who takes the certification exam? • Contracting career minded people who desire to extend their career; become more knowledgeable; mentor individuals interested in achieving success in government contracting; who have a business education and/or training

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • A Certified Commercial Contracts

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • A Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) certification validates your education, training, experience and knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). • How to prepare for the exam: • Cornell University Law School Legal Information Website • http: //www. law. cornell. edu/ucc/ • Chapter Study Group • NCMA HQ Training Events/Webinars • Practice Exam • Who takes the certification exam? • Contracting professionals who deal with commercial contracts and have a minimum of one (1) year of experience and 80 CPE’s hours

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • A Certified Professional Contracts

Your Path to Certifications [CPCM, CFCM & CCCM]: DEA • A Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) demonstrates recipient has met NCMA’s: certification • Highest standards for education, training, and experience, and • Demonstrated knowledge of the contract management competencies in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge • How to prepare for exam: • Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), 5 th Edition ($50) • Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms, 7 th Edition ($75) • Practice Exam ($25) • Who takes the certification exam? • Contracting professionals who have mastered the contract management competencies in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), have extensive business education and training, and a minimum of 5 years of experience and have a minimum of 120 CPE hours of training

Backup Charts - CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA • E – Education – One

Backup Charts - CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA • E – Education – One (1) year contract experience is required to obtain your CFCM or CCCM, but it is recommended • If you attempt this approach -- have numerous training classes under your belt or your “cap & own. ”

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA • A – Action Plan

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA • A – Action Plan • Costs • Websites • NCMA HQ / Local Chapter POCs

Backup Charts - CFCM Certifications DEA • D – Degree waiver will be considered

Backup Charts - CFCM Certifications DEA • D – Degree waiver will be considered with a minimum of ten(10) years experience in the field • Provide proper documentation to the NCMA HQ certificate manager. • Business related degree & training – any business or contract classes over the basic four (4) year degree is eligible for 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits per semester hour. A three (3) credits semester class will earn you forty-five (45) CPE’s (3 X 15 = 45). • Note: Five (5) quarter credits are equal to four (4) semester hours

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA - Costs • Costs •

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA - Costs • Costs • Application for all certifications - $150 each • New Membership - $150 • Study Material: • 1) Books CFCM Study Guide (3 rd Ed. ) $75; Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms (7 th Ed. ) $40; Desktop Guide to FAR Essential $75; CMOK (5 th Ed. ) $50, • Practice Exam $25 • On-Line instructor-led program $495 (July thru September) • NCMA sponsored Training Seminars – testing included with cost of seminar (i. e. , World Congress) $500 to $1, 500 • College/Universities, AFIT, DAU and other training centers (Thousands of Dollars) • Exam at Testing Center $125 or at local chapter $75

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA – Websites • Websites: •

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA – Websites • Websites: • http: //www. ncmahq. org/ (NCMA HQ Official website) • http: //www. ncmahq. org/learn-andadvance/certification (Certifications) • http: //www. ncmahq. org/learn-andadvance/ncma-books (Books & Practice Exams) • http: //www. ncmahq. org/learn-andadvance/education-partners (On Line Prep. Partners)

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA – POCs • NCMA HQ

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA – POCs • NCMA HQ / Local Chapter Points of Contact (POCs): • Chapter’s Certification Manager – Jimmy Sorrell (256) 714 -9411, jim. [email protected] com • NCMA HQ Certification Program Manager – Blake Boynton, (800) 344 -8096, blake. [email protected] org • NCMA HQ Director of Certifications –Charles L. (Chuck) Woodside (517) 382 -1132, charles. [email protected] org

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA – Notes • Certifications exams

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA – Notes • Certifications exams are offered through Kryterion Learning Centers (600 training sites across the USA) • If you are already approved to take a certification exam, you may log into your Kryterion account to register • Online Prep Courses (to get on the waiting list contact: [email protected] org. • Degree waiver with ten (10 )years of contracting experience

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA – Notes Continued • How

Backup Charts – CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications: DEA – Notes Continued • How are CPE’s measured by NCMA? • NCMA uses the following conversion for CPE’s • 1 CPE = 50 minutes or 1 hour of classroom instructions • 1 CEU = 10 CPE’s • 1 College/Semester Credit = 15 CPE’s • 1 Full Day Seminar = 7 CPE’s (Unless otherwise stated on your Transcript/Certificate)

CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications Degree, Experience & Action (Now!) • What’s On Your

CPCM, CFCM & CCCM Certifications Degree, Experience & Action (Now!) • What’s On Your Mind?