Do you have your CFCM certification awarded by the National Contract Management Association and recognized by the industry? The CFCM certification is most appropriate for contracting professionals in both the public and private sectors who deal extensively with federal contracts and have a minimum of one year of experience. It validates your education, training, experience and your knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) through an examination consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions. The NCMA Battlefield-Dulles Chapter is offering an eight-week study group to prepare for the exam. This is not FAR 101. A working knowledge of the FAR is required but full knowledge is not necessary. The study group is limited to 24 people. Register today to secure your seat in the study group!

Click here for the syllabus.

The Goal

To prepare participants to sit for the CFCM exam on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Your Commitment

Attendance at eight weeks of the study group sessions and completion of class assignments for each session is mandatory. Typical assignments include reading study guide sections and FAR citations; preparing three (3) original, thoughtful questions each week, participating in discussions and taking sample quizzes. See the syllabus (click here) for further details. CFCM study guides may be purchased through – click on “Publications and News Releases” and “NCMA Books”. It is also helpful to purchase The Guide to the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) from NCMA.

You will earn 3 Continuing Professional Eduction (CPE) credits for every class attended which you can use towards the 80 CPEs required to take the exam!

Your Cost

  • $50 registration fee for the study group (click “Register” below)
  • $75 (NCMA member price)/$90 (NCMA non-member price) for the CFCM Study Guide 2nd Edition. You must purchase this directly from NCMA by clicking here.
  • $150 (NCMA member price)/$275 (NCMA non-member price) CFCM Application. Click here for the application.
  • $50 Sitting Fee for the CFCM Exam (payable when registering for the study group)


ManTech, 2251 Corporate Park Drive, Room 300, Herndon, VA 20171


The study group will meet from 10:00AM to 1:00PM on the following dates:

  • Week 1 – January 18th (MLK weekend)
  • Week 2 – January 25th
  • Week 3 – February 1st
  • Week 4 – February 8th
  • Week 5 – February 15th (President’s Day Weekend)
  • Week 6 – February 22nd
  • Week 7 – March 1st
  • Week 8 – March 8th
  • Week 9 – March 15th (NO CLASS – Self Study and Review for Exam)
  • Week 10 – March 22nd (Exam Day) Registration begins at 8:30AM; Exam starts at 9:00AM

Group Leaders

  • Misse Parzow (Lead)
  • Sue Egloff
  • Doug MacAdams
  • Laura Walsh-Steinman
  • Myles Eldreth

Testimonials from Previous Attendees

“I am 100% sure that I would not be able to pass without this study group.”  –Kathy

“Enrolling in the CFCM Study Group was vital to my passing the exam. The interaction with other contracts professionals, detail notes and collaboration, and practice exams were all extremely helpful. There was always a lot of positive reinforcement from one another. I found taking the exam with my fellow study group participants, many of whom were my colleagues, less stressful than going it alone. Thank you!”  –Anna

“The study group provided a comfortable setting to focus on studying for the exam. Instructors are knowledgeable and various format for each session kept the experience fresh.“  –Devin

“I had a wonderful experience attending this study group session. Not only was it an exciting learning environment, the classes were very well organized.”  –Jasmine

“Best of all it has helped my understanding of the FAR and boosted my confidence in handling daily contracts activities. Thank you for all the instructors!”  –Anonymous

“The study group helped to provide progressive goals for studying the FAR and it is a good format for learning.” –Lucy

Sign up today!