The RPOs and RPs in the CMMC ecosystem provide advice, consulting, and recommendations to their clients. They are the “implementers” and consultants, but do not conduct Certified CMMC  Assessments. Any references to “non-certified” services are only referring to the fact that an RPO is not authorized to conduct a certified CMMC assessment.

A Registered Practitioner (RP) delivers a non-certified advisory service informed by basic training on the CMMC standard. By contrast, a Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) or Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA) delivers advice that is based on their rigorous training on what is and is not acceptable during an actual CMMC-AB Certified Assessment.

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  • Authorized to represent yourself as familiar with the basic constructs of the CMMC Standard with a CMMC-AB provided logo
  • Signifies that you have agreed to the CMMC-AB Code of Professional Conduct
  • Listed on the CMMC-AB Marketplace

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  • Authorization from the CMMC-AB by registering and signing an agreement (will be sent to applicants for review when available) on the CMMC-AB website
  • Be able to pass a commercial background check
  • Complete basic online CMMC-AB provided training 
  • Sign the CMMC-AB Code of Professional Conduct (will be sent to applicants for review when available)

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Registered Practitioner Fee Schedule

Initial Fee: $500 (valid for one year)

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.

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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.