Why Join NCMA?

What is NCMA?

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), founded in 1959, is the world’s leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 22,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums.

To read the full strategic plan click here.

What does NCMA offer to members?

  • Community
  • Credentials
  • Learning
  • Information
  • Networking
  • Advocacy

To learn more about member benefits click here.

Benefits of Membership:

NCMA provides contract professionals in the private and public sectors, buying and selling worlds, the knowledge and connections that offer lifetime career management through…

  • Contract Management Magazine — Up-to-date practical information, and contract management news from our full-color, monthly publication. Learn more.
  • Journal of Contract Management — In-depth, scholarly articles on theory and practice through our annual research-based publication. Learn more.
  • CM News-Monthly e-mail newsletter providing the most current news and information of importance to the contract management community. Learn more.
  • Chapter Affiliation — The chapter adds value by providing opportunities to members for networking, information on the profession, and educational forums that lead to career enhancement, in a local setting, tailored to local needs. Learn more.
  • Salary Survey — Receive the executive summary of our comprehensive annual survey, which reports findings on age and gender, certifications held, education level, experience, employer industry, organization size, position level, job title, and location. Learn more.
  • Professional Certification Programs — Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), Industry Certification in Contract Management–Defense (ICCM–D), and Industry Certification in Contract Management–Federal (ICCM–F). Learn more.
  • Webinars — Access these live webinars through the convenience of your office or home…learn from subject matter experts about the “hottest” topics in the industry, federal contracting basics, commercial contracting basics, and much more. Learn more.
  • E-Courses-Online courses are now available for certification preparation and continuing education in support of re-certification. Study at your own pace, at a time and place that is convenient for you! Learn more.
  • Annual Educational Conferences — Government Contract Management Conference, Aerospace and Defense Contract Management Conference, and World Congress. Learn more.
  • National Educational Seminars — Receive in-depth information on the latest issues and trends in contract management. Designed to fit your busy schedule, these intense one-day training seminars are offered in variety of locations. Learn more.
  • Networking Opportunities with Industry Leaders — NCMA’s Board of Advisors boasts a who’s who of experienced and influential executives from The Boeing Company, Wells Fargo, KPMG, iRobot, and Lucent Technologies to the Department of Energy, Federal Aviation Administration, and Defense Acquisition University.
  • Membership Opportunity Partners— NCMA recently (Spring 2013) expanded this program to include more than 5 new companies who offer NCMA members discounts on their programs and services. Companies include FedEx, GEICO, Aflac and more! Learn more.
  • Access to NCMA’s Membership & Speakers Directory – NCMA is an organization with members that are highly involved in the leadership and professional development of their fellow members. Many NCMA members offer their skills and expertise to teach courses and lead webinars for little or no cost. Members have access to the membership and speakers directory which helps identify and connect those individuals.