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


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Credentialed individuals are authorized to deliver assessments, training, and consulting.


Provisional Assessor Program Notes

The Provisional Assessor Program is underway. 101 experienced professionals were selected, primarily by random lotteries of qualified applicants. Most have completed their training, providing valuable insights that will influence the RP online training and the next instructor-led training.

The CMMC-AB is grateful to all of the applicants and participants. The feedback from the program will improve the training, the AB, the government and the CMMC program as a whole.

For more information about the Provisional Program click here.

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BENEFITS

Certified CMMC Professional 

  • Authorized to participate as an assessment team member under the supervision of a Certified CMMC Assessor
  • Eligible to become a Certified CMMC Assessor
  • 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

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1

  • Credentialed to conduct CMMC ML-1 assessments
  • Authorized to supervise Certified CMMC Professionals in the conduct of ML-1 assessments
  • After completing 3 assessments
    • Authorized to use the CCA-1 logo
    • Listed in the CMMC-AB Marketplace

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3

  • Credentialed to conduct CMMC-AB ML-1, ML-2, and ML-3 assessments
  • Authorized to supervise Certified CMMC Professionals and CCA-1 in the conduct of ML-1, ML-2, and ML-3 assessments 
  • After completing 3 assessments
    • Authorized to use the CCA-3 logo
    • Listed in the CMMC-AB Marketplace
  • After completing 15 assessments
    • Authorized to apply for the CCA-5 training and credential

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 5

  • Credentialed to conduct CMMC assessment at all maturity levels
  • Authorized to supervise Certified CMMC Professionals in the conduct of any maturity level assessments
  • Authorized to use the CCA-5 logo
  • Listed in the CMMC-AB Marketplace

A Note about Provisional Program Access

  • The Provisional Assessor program selection has been completed.  Applicants will be notified by email as to the results.
  • C3PAO provisional program details are still pending release.

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REQUIREMENTS

Citizenship Requirements

CCA-1 

  • U.S. Person (definition here). 
  • To participate as a team member on ML-2 assessments, U.S. citizenship is required.

CCA-3 and above

  • U.S. Citizenship

International C3PAOs

  • Must be citizens of the country where the C3PAO is based
  • Authorized only to assess contractors based in that country
  • The U.S. Government must establish bi-lateral agreements with other countries with respect to CMMC prior to the issuance of any authorizations related to CMMC

Certified CMMC Professional (CCP)*

  • College degree in a technical field or other equivalent experience (including military) OR
  • 2+ Years in cyber or other information technology field
  • Gain CMMC-AB approval of the submitted application as to education and experience requirements
  • Complete the DoD Mandatory CUI Training
  • Complete Certified CMMC Professional Class (CMMC model training) from an LTP (Licensed Training Provider)

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 (CCA-1)*

  • U.S. Person (Green card is acceptable).  To participate as a team member on ML-2 assessments, U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Certified CMMC Professional Credential
  • Complete the training and exam for the Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 credential
  • Have or gain a favorably adjudicated Tier 1 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 ML-2 or higher assessment teams)

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3 (CCA-3)*

  • Certified CMMC Professional Credential
  • Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 Credential
  • 4+ years of cyber or other information technology experience
  • Complete the training and exam for the Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3 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 ML-2 or higher assessment teams)

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 5 (CCA-5)*

  • Certified CMMC Professional Credential
  • Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 Credential
  • Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3 Credential
  • Complete the training and exam for the Certified CMM Assessor Level 5 credential
  • Successfully complete 15 CMMC ML-3 Assessments to be eligible for CCA-5 training
  • 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 ML-2 or higher assessment teams)

* Prerequisites at all levels are subject to change.

** Details on the path to obtaining Tier 1 and Tier 3 Suitability Determinations through the AB will be available on cmmcab.org in the future.


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JOURNEY


More than a "Cert"...
A CMMC-AB Driven Career

Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) - Applications Available NOW
An entry-level Certification used as a pre-requisite for to become a Certified Assessor or Instructor. Additionally, in-house employees can benefit from the training and certification of a CCP while assisting their organization with the buildout of CMMC maturity capability

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 (CCA-1) - Future
Certified CMMC Professional is a Prerequisite
A professional authorized to conduct CMMC Assessments for ML1 and recommend Maturity Level certifications pending CMMC-AB Quality Assurance (QA) approval.

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3 (CCA-3) - Future
Certified CMMC Assessor ML-1 is a Prerequisite
A professional authorized to conduct CMMC Assessments up to Maturity Level 3 and recommend Maturity Level certifications pending CMMC-AB Quality Assurance (QA) approval.

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 5 (CCA-5) - Future
Certified CMMC Assessor ML-3 is a Prerequisite
A professional authorized to conduct CMMC Assessments up to Maturity Level 5 and recommend Maturity Level certifications pending CMMC-AB Quality Assurance (QA) approval.

Certified CMMC Instructor (CCI)- Future
Authorized to serve as an instructor to deliver CMMC Standard Training and CMMC Assessor Training at a Licensed Training Provider (LPP).

Certified CMMC Master Instructor (CCMI) - Future
Authorized to train the instructors that work for LTPs (Licensed Training Providers) teaching CMMC–AB Professional and Assessor classes.

Certified CMMC Quality Auditor (QA)- Future
CMMC-AB Team Member authorized to review and approve assessments submitted by Certified CMMC Assessors using criteria and a baseline.

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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)
  2. Take training with Licensed Training Providers (LTP). Learn about LTPs here. Find them here. Classes will start to be offered in Q3 of 2021.
  3. Take an exam through the CMMC-AB. The Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) exam will launch in Q1 2022. Details on how to schedule and take your exam will be provided in Q3.  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 (tentatively Feb 2022).

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 in Q3. 

 

Initial Fees

Registration and application fees are non-refundable.

  • Application - $200
    • Creates unique CMMC-AB registration number

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

  • Certified CMMC Professional - $275 per test
  • Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 - $325 per test
  • Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3 - $450 per test

Observation Fee
Observer travel and per diem not included. Payable at the time of observation engagement.

  • The first assessment of a candidate assessor is observed by an AB credentialed individual. - $2500/day

Annual Maintenance Fees (future)

These fees are published here to broadly set expectations for the future, and will not begin until at least one year after an individual is certified. Maintenance fees are subject to change.

Annual Certification Maintenance

  • Certified CMMC Professional - $150
  • Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 - $250
  • Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3 - $500
  • Certified CMMC Assessor Level 5 (future) - TBD

CMMC-AB Refund Policy

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

All other fees outside of these conditions shall not be refundable.