Certified Schedules Contract Manager (CSCM)
CSCM is a certification training program in managing, negotiating, and complying with GSA & VA Schedule contracts.
Earning a certificate in the Certified Schedules Contracts Manager (CSCM) program shows that you are an expert in Federal Supply and Multiple Award Schedule contracting. Participants learn to navigate the complex system of creating and maintaining Schedules and mastering all elements of Schedule audits. Upon completion of the program, attendees are experts in managing, negotiating, and complying with GSA & VA Schedule contracts.
With our certificate program, Certified Schedules Contracts Manager (CSCM), you will:
- Learn to navigate the complex system of creating and maintaining GSA and VA Schedules
- Become an expert in Federal Supply and Multiple Award Schedule contracting
- Be eligible for a promotion
- Increase your salary potential
- Become part of a community
- Master all elements of Schedule audits
Centre Law & Consulting is an approved NCMA Education Provider.
With the CSCM program, I was very impressed with the professionalism of the instructors, quality of course content, the energetic discussions, and the instructors’ willingness to answer questions during and after class. There were subjects in which I had little previous knowledge, and the courses have been great in enhancing my knowledge and the value of my counsel to our small business clients, as well as providing an analytical framework for future work. When you attend a Federal Contracting Institute program with Centre, you’re going to get a graduate-level education on the subject matter, not superficial knowledge you would get in a training course. CSCM has been an extremely positive educational experience as well as a great networking opportunity to meaningfully interact with other professionals in the contracting field.—Jeff Cuskey, CPCM, CFCM, CSCM, CPP; Senior Procurement Specialist/Counselor, Monterey Bay Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
[The CSCM program] increased my contract management knowledge and GSA schedules knowledge, I enjoyed the entire program. I would recommend the program for all levels and professional skill sets within contract management.”—Chris Secor, CPCM, CFCM Director, Contracts & Pricing Envisioneering, Inc.
The program has provided me with in depth knowledge of GSA Schedules. The topics covered were relevant to many of the challenges I face as a contracts professional and also relevant to the issues that my company faces as an IT reseller. Jim Phillips taught many of the courses I took for the CSCM program and he was excellent at steering the conversation towards specific challenges that the participants were experiencing. Many problems are solved in these classes! The program also offered me the opportunity to brainstorm and share experiences with others in my field, which provided me with valuable insights into other company’s contract management practices.—Jennifer Libby, GSA Contracts Manager, Emergent, LLC
Due to the Government Contracting cuts, my department has been cut from 5 to 1 over the past 4 years and this training and advanced knowledge has helped me become more efficient in my daily job requirements. I spend a lot less time researching issues now. I have a better understanding of what reference material I need, what FAR Part to go to first, what Government Website covers what issues, and a lot of time I just pull out a course study to grab the guidance and give myself a refresher. The Annual Review is by far my favorite. The variety of subjects covered along with the diverse class room of industry that attends makes it feel like I have received a weeks worth of knowledge in one day. I look forward to taking many more classes and continuing to renew my certification!—Lanette K. Vela,CP, CSCM, Director of Contracting, McLane Advanced Technologies, LLC
[The CSCM program] distinguishes me as a recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program. The program was thorough and covered all aspects of the FSS program, the instructors had a deep understanding of subject matter, and the information presented was up to date. If all GSA consultants were to receive CSCM certification, the quality of the service provided by our industry would significantly improve!—Michelle L Hermelee, CSCM, President, BH Sky Associates
I have a Masters in Federal Contracting through ESI-GW University, and I’ve been involved in Federal Contracting for 20 years, so I use FED CTR to keep up on changes; now attend annual update classes. I like the CSCM program because it’s typically small classes and allows for good dialog between participants. I often learn about different contracting vehicles and how they are managed though other participants. I was pleased to see that Fed Ctr now has more focus on training on the schedules program, specifically the VA schedules for Medical products and services.—Cathleen Fuhrman, Corporate Account Executive, Federal Government Business, Sysmex America, Inc.
It has been very beneficial during my employment. The courses and instructors were excellent! Great program! Keep up the good work!—Janet George
The caliber of the instructors in this program is probably its greatest asset. In addition, I appreciated that the program was not based on lectures alone. There was always significant interaction between the instructors and the students which allowed for meaningful learning and dialogue. Some of the courses I have taken at other institutions were geared toward teaching for a certification exam. Centre’s goal is to make you a better informed and more prepared contracts professional, which adds a great amount of value to the CSCM certification.—Jennifer Libby, GSA Contracts Manager, Emergent, LLC
My experience with Centre and the CSCM certification training program has been excellent in all aspects – most assuredly the content of the training, the professionalism and knowledge of the instructors, class scheduling and support staff, and the willingness of everyone to go above and beyond in answering and responding to questions before, during, and after training. It has enhanced and broadened my knowledge of the GSA Schedules program, resulting in much more confidence in myself, and more efficiency in my job.—Barbara J. Paszternak, GSA Schedule Manager at Esri
To register, sign up for any CSCM course and choose the optional CSCM application when checking out.