Certified CMMC PROFESSIONALS (CCP)
AND Certified CMMC ASSESSORS (CCA)



Ecosystem Update: The Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) Beta Exam will launch on 8/29/2022 (Beta seats are limited)

The Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) Public Exam will launch on 10/19/2022

Additional details to follow in the coming weeks.

 

Certified CMMC Professional (CCP)

 

  • Eligible to become a Certified CMMC Assessor
  • Credentialed to participate on CMMC L2 assessments
  • Valuable credential as an employee with the training to understand the requirements of CMMC for a DoD supplier
  • Authorized to use the Certified CMMC Professional logo
  • Listed in the CMMC-AB Marketplace
  • Find out more about CCP!
 

 

 

Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA)

 

  • Credentialed to conduct CMMC L2 assessments
  • Authorized to supervise Certified CMMC Professionals in the conduct of L2 assessments
  • After completing 3 assessments:
    • Authorized to use the CCA logo
  • Listed in the CMMC-AB Marketplace
 

 

 


  Citizenship Requirements

  CCP (Not participating as a CMMC Assessment Team Member) 

  • No U.S. citizenship is required. Will not participate on L2 assessments.

  CCP (Participating as a CMMC Assessment Team Member) 

  • U.S. Person (definition here). 
  • To participate as a team member on L2 assessments, U.S. citizenship is required.

  CCA

  • U.S. Citizenship

  Certified CMMC Professional (CCP)

  • 2+ years of equivalent experience (including military) in a cyber, information technology, or assessment field; and

  • Suggested CompTIA A+ or equivalent knowledge/experience; and
  • Complete Certified CMMC Professional Class offered by a Licensed Training Provider (LTP); and
  • Pass DOD CUI Awareness Training no earlier than three months prior to the exam.
    • https://securityhub.usalearning.gov/index.html
  • College degree in a cyber or information technical field or 2+ years of related experience or education;
  • Have or gain a favorably adjudicated Tier 3 Suitability Determination that results in no security clearance**

    -or- 

    Possess a NAC (National Agency Check), DHS Suitability Credential or other DoD accepted clearance (required to participate on CMMC assessment teams)
  • pending final review and approval by DoD

  Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA)

  • Certified CMMC Assessor Credential
  • 4+ years of cyber or other information technology experience
  • Complete the training and exam for the Certified CMMC Assessor credential
  • Have or gain a favorably adjudicated Tier 3 Suitability Determination that results in no security clearance**

    -or- 

    Possess a NAC (National Agency Check), DHS Suitability Credential or other DoD accepted clearance (required to participate on CMMC assessment teams)
  • pending final review and approval by DoD

 Registrations Are Now Open

The Certified CMMC Professional and Certified CMMC Assessor certifications are attainable through the following steps:

  1. Apply here to be accepted into the program. ($200 Application Fee to obtain your CMMC-AB Professional Number (CPN))
  2. Take training with Licensed Training Providers (LTP). Learn about LTPs here. Find them here. Classes began in Q3 of 2021.
  3. Take an exam through the CMMC-AB. The Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) exam will launch is TBD. Important Note: If you are a Provisional Assessor or Provisional Instructor you are required to take the CCP Certification Exam within 6 months from the time it launches.

We thank many of you who have already pre-purchased discounted exam voucher bundles. If you have pre-purchased bundled vouchers you will be receiving an email with instructions for testing will become available three months prior to public examination release. 

 

Initial Fees

  • Application - $200
    • Creates unique CMMC-AB registration number (CPN)

Individual Exam Fees
Includes the first year of certification. Payable at the time of exam.

  • Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) - $275 per test
  • Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA) - $350 per test

 

Observation Fee

  • The Observation component of the Assessor program is currently under evaluation with the DoD and the website will be updated once the program has been finalized.

Annual Certification Maintenance - starting in 2023

Certified Individuals will be charged an annual certification maintenance fee that will be billed one year from their certification date (e.g. CCP certification earned 12/1/XX, $250 billed 12/1 the following year).

  • Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) - $250
  • Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA) - $500

 CMMC-AB Refund Policy

  • Application fees are non-refundable or transferable.
  • Refunds for any fee, except Application fees, requested within 30 days shall be fully refundable upon review and approval by the CMMC-AB. 
  • Exam fees paid shall only be transferable to another named person from the same organization only if related services have not commenced.

All fees outside of the above stated Refund Policies are non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

Most Assessors are qualified to join the CMMC-AB Instrouctor program, if you would like to know more about the Provisional Instructor (PI) Program click here for more information. 

 

  Note: If you need to change your name or email on your CMMC-AB login account (okta), please  contact cmmcsupport@cmmcab.org 

Get In Touch

Please contact us if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns (such as ethical concerns) regarding the CMMC-AB ecosystem. Due to high demand, there may be a delay of several days before our team responds.