Spring 2017 CPCM Study Group

Contract professionals who have mastered the majority of the contract management competencies in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), extensive business education and training, and a minimum of 5 years of experience can apply for the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) certification.

For the first time, the Dulles Corridor Chapter is offering a comprehensive study group to help prepare for the exam.

Register today to secure your seat – space is limited! You will earn 3 CPE credits for every class attended which you can use towards the required 120 CPE credits to sit for the exam!

Study Group Location

Reston Association Conference Center, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191

Study Group Dates & Times

Most Saturdays from March 11, 2017 to June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (See full schedule below for meeting dates)

Exam Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Week Date Material Covered
Week 1 March 11 1.1 Laws and Regulations

1.2 Contract Principles

Week 2 March 18 1.3 Standards of Conduct

1.4 Socioeconomic Programs

1.5 Contract Structures

1.6 Contracting Methods

1.7 Contract Financing

1.8 Intellectual Property

Week 3 March 25 2.1 Acquisition Planning/Market Research/Marketing

2.2 Drafting Solicitations

Week 4 April 1 2.3 Responding to Solicitations

2.4 Cost and Price Analysis

2.5 Negotiation

2.6 Source Selection & Contract Award

2.7 Protests

Week 5 April 8 – 15



(Spring Break)

3.1 Contract Administration

3.2 Quality Assurance

3.3 Subcontract Management

3.4 Contract Changes and Modifications

Week 6 April 22 3.5 Transportation

3.6 Contract Interpretation & Disputes

3.7 Contract Closeout

3.8 Contract Termination & Excusable Delay

Week 7 April 29 4.1 Research and Development

4.2 Architect-Engineer Services and Construction

4.3 Information Technology

4.4 Major Systems

4.5 Service Contracts

Week 8 May 6 4.6 International Contracting

4.7 State and Local Government

4.8 Supply Chain

4.9 Government Property

4.10 Other Specialized Areas

Week 9 May 13



(Mother’s Day Weekend)

5.1 Management

5.2 Leadership Skills

5.3 Marketing

5.4 Operations Management

Week 10 May 20 – 27



(Memorial Day Holiday)

5.5 Finance Analysis

5.6 Accounting

5.7 Economics

5.8 Information Science/IT

Week 11 June 3 Overall Review and exam preparation


Week 12 June 10

9 AM – 1 PM



Study Group Cost

Total Cost for NCMA members participating in the study group

  • $75 Study Group Fee (9 Sessions) payable to the Chapter
  • $75 for the CPCM Study Guide, 3rd Edition (purchased by students; click here to buy from NCMA)
  • $199 CPCM Application Fee (submitted directly to NCMA by students; click here for an application)
  • $50 CPCM Exam Sitting Fee (collected by the Chapter upon approval of CFCM application by NCMA)

Total Investment: $399

Comparison to “Going Alone”

  • $75 for the CPCM Study Guide 3rd Edition
  • $199 CFCM Application Fee
  • $125 CFCM Exam Sitting Fee

Total Investment: $399

So why wouldn’t you register for the NCMA Dulles Corridor CFCM Study Group? For the same price, you will benefit from 11 weeks of instruction which data has shown greatly improves CPCM exam pass rates!

Your Commitment

Attendance at study group sessions (please provide advance notice of scheduled absences) and completion of class assignments for each session is required. This ensures that you are well prepared for the exam!

Please direct any questions to Jessica Johnson, Certifications Director by emailing her at jessica.johnson@ncmadulles.org.

We look forward to helping you with your professional development!

Register Now