Preparation for the CFCM Exam

Notice to CFCM Candidates:

The CFCM Study Guide, 3rd Edition, has been updated to incorporate changes up to and including Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-95.

Online Preparatory Course

This 10-week online, instructor-led program is the most convenient and affordable method to prepare for your exam. With just two hours of class time per week, this program fits well into your busy schedule to give you the comprehension you need to take the 150-question CFCM exam. This course includes weekly reading assignments, discussion board postings, class sessions, and end-of-week practice exams. NCMA offers this course quarterly, and usually sells out quickly since it is limited to 75 participants. For more information or to register online, click the link below.


NCMA Books

NCMA offers the CFCM Study Guide, the Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials, and the Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms for sale through its online webstore. Click the book images below to purchase.

CFCM Study Guide ChaptersConnectFAREssentials2 Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms 
Certified Federal
Contracts Manager
Study Guide
, 3rd Ed.
Desktop Guide to
FAR Essentials
Desktop Guide to Basic
Contracting Terms, 

7th Ed.
Member Price: $75
Nonmember Price: $90
Member Price: $75
Nonmember Price: $90
Member Price: $40
Nonmember Price: $50


With the success and rising popularity of the CFCM program, materials are being marketed online which have not been reviewed and specifically approved by the NCMA Certification Department. If you purchase study materials from anywhere other than the NCMA website (, you do so at your own risk.

Practice Exam

The exam costs $25 for 50 multiple choice questions. There is no time limit and you will see the results from your practice exam upon completion.

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Chapter Study Group

NCMA offers a chapter study guide which is intended to help you in organizing group studies, but it is relevant even if you are simply a group of one.

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