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To become a CMMC assessor requires the development of skills and knowledge through both training, testing, and assessment experience.
Please review the information below to begin the process.
To become a Certified CMMC Professional (CCP):
Important: If you are a Provisional Assessor (PA), you are required to achieve your CCP certification within six (6) months from the official exam release. If you do not successfully pass the exam within this 6-month window, you will lose your PA status and will be required to start the program over by re-training with an LTP.
If you have already pre-purchased a discounted exam voucher(s) in 2020, you will receive an email with exam registration instructions in Septmeber.
If you plan to pursue the Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA) certification, to participate on Level 2 assessments, and you are a US citizen and have successfully completed your CCP training you will be notified about completing the suitability process.
To become a DoD certified Level 2 assessor, beyond the CCA training and certification, also requires the participation on three (3) Level 2 assessments as a team member. These three (3) assessments must be completed prior to becoming an “official” DoD certified assessor.
To become a Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA):
Important: If you are a Provisional Assessor (PA) you are required to achieve your CCA certification within six (6) months from the official exam release. If you do not successfully pass the exam within this 6-month window you will lose your PA status and will be required to start over and go to CCP training with an LTP.
If you have already pre-purchased a discounted exam voucher(s) in 2020, you will receive an email with exam registration instructions in November.
To become a CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO):
U.S. citizenship is not required for obtaining a CCP certification (Not participating as a CMMC Assessment Team Memeber). No U.S. citizenship is required. Will not participate on CMMC Level 2 assessments. CCP (Participating as a CMMC Assessment Team Memeber) U.S. Person (definition here). U.S. citizenship is required to participate as a team member on CMMC Level 2 assessments.
*All fees are inclusive of application processing and membership registration which are non-refundable (please see Refund Policy). Schedule does not include any training, testing or examination fees.
Upon successful completion of the process, all candidates will be presented with additional information to include the authorized use of digital credentials in business materials, listing in the CMMC Central Marketplace and access to the Cyber AB’s community updates.
A CCP is a person seeking to become responsible for the assessment, examination, verification, and review of an organization for compliance to a respective level of CMMC standards. They will utilize compliance checklists prescribed by the CMMC standard to control scope and ensure fairness in applied criteria. Assessors may work for a C3PAO or be independent.
A CCP is eligible to become CMMC Certified Assessor (CCA), participates up to CMMC Level 2 assessments, and holds a valuable credential reflecting the training to understand the CMMC requirements for a Defense supplier.
Upon completion of the CCP certification program, and if the individual has met the pre-requisites for the CCA program, they can begin their training with a Licensed Training Provider (LTP). Preparing to become a CCA not only requires training and passing a high-stakes certification exam, but it also requires participation on three (3) level 2 assessments to gain the hands-on experience to become a Certified Level 2 Assessor.
An individual who becomes a CCA to work in an assessor capacity on Level 2 assessments must work for a Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO).
Individuals holding multiple designations RP/PRA and Assessor Certifications cannot assess a company if they have previously assisted with an implementation consultation for that same company.
CCAs are required to take training from a Licensed Training Providers (LTP) found on the CMMC Central Marketplace. Only training with an approved LTP will qualify the candidate for access to the Certified CMMC Assessor examination estimated to launch in December 2022.
C3PAO Enroll Here
A C3PAO is an organization that has successfully passed a rigorous series of requirements to become acknowledged by the CMMC Accreditation Body, on behalf of the DoD, as being objective and competent to perform assessments of OSCs. C3PAOs adhere to assessment criteria that must be consistent, unbiased, and follows a prescribed approach that is utilized similarly across all C3PAOs. They are certified to assess based on the CMMC standard; only Cyber-AB recognized assessors utilized by the C3PAO may conduct authorized assessments.
Membership into the CMMC-AB community, and visibility within the CMMC marketplace, is reserved for those organizations and individuals which successfully complete and pass their respective application and onboarding process, which includes formal review and authorization by the CMMC-AB.
Please click on the appropriate enrollment button above to start the process.