Why Join 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.


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


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.
  • Journal of Contract Management — In-depth, scholarly articles on theory and practice through our annual research-based publication.
  • CM News-Monthly e-mail newsletter providing the most current news and information of importance to the contract management community.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Professional Certification Programs — Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), New! Industry Certification in Contract Management–Defense (ICCM–D), and New! Industry Certification in Contract Management–Federal (ICCM–F).
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Annual Educational Conferences — Government Contract Management Conference, Aerospace and Defense Contract Management Conference, and World Congress.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New! 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!

To find out more about NCMA, visit http://www.ncmahq.org