Retired Certification Status

The retired certification status allows individuals to continue to be recognized for achieving NCMA certification(s) after leaving the contract management profession or related fields. Retired certification status does not require the continuing professional education requirements of the active certifications, which may no longer provide value to a retired individual.

Individuals who are eligible to apply for the retired certification status must meet the following criteria:

  • The individual must hold an active CPCM, CFCM, and/or CCCM certification in good standing for at least 10 years,
  • Provide 60 CPE hours, AND
  • The individual must be, or soon to be, separated from the contract management profession or related fields.

Retired Certification Fees:

  • Member Benefit Fee: $95
  • Regular Fee: $145
  • Late Fee: $300


All recipients are asked to complete and return the retired application form. Designees have until December 31st of their recertification year to return their completed application.

Once an application has been approved, the designee is notified and their designation(s) is listed as "Retired."