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The CMMC-AB LPP program is designed for publishers of educational courses and content who wish to sell such content to education organizations such as universities, online schools or professional schools or direct to consumer.

​The DoD has restricted the number of LPP’s to 20 for the initial rollout of the CMMC-AB programs. We currently have filled 16 spots and have a group of previously submitted applications under review for consideration for the last 4 spots. At this time we are not accepting additional applications. If any spots remain open after these applications are reviewed this page will be updated to notify you of the re-opening for additional LPP applications.

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Licensed Partner Publisher Benefits

  • Listed as a Licensed Partner Publisher on the CMMC-AB website
  • Marketing support from CMMC-AB
  • Content may be marked as “Approved by CMMC-AB”
  • The organization may be marketed as “CMMC-AB Licensed Partner Publisher”

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Requirements for Certification

  • Sign the Code of Professional Conduct
  • Sign the LPP License Agreement
  • Pay Application Fee
  • Pay LPP Acceptance Fee 
  • Be subject to an Organizational Background Check through Dun & Bradstreet and have a DUNS number

Required Deliverables

  • Develop educational content to map to CMMC-AB certification exams
  • Must develop at least one course
  • Content must map to 100% of exam objectives
  • Content must be approved by CMMC-AB authorized approving organization before publication


  • At least 200 hours of published coursework/curriculum in technology, cybersecurity, auditing or similar content. 
     (For example, five 40-hour training courses would equal 200 hours.) 
  • At least 2 years of publishing history of content in technology, cybersecurity, auditing or similar
  • At least 3 suitable client references

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New Registrations Are Currently Paused

Initial Fees

Due at the time of application
Application Fee- $1,000 (Nonrefundable)

Due at the time of application approval
Year-One Certification Fee - $4,000

Ongoing Fees - Beginning 1 Jan 2022

  • Annual Maintenance – $5,000

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.