National Association of Government Contractors


Certified Government Contractor

A certification effort founded by the National Association of Government Contractors Education Foundation, the Certified Government Contractor Program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance and designate those who demonstrate knowledge essential to the procurement process.

The NAGC Certified Government Contractor Program (CGC) is respected by procurement professionals and major prime government contractors.

Join a distinguished group of peers nationwide who have chosen certification to enhance their professional stature through continuing education and development in the procurement industry.

The CGC Program Process
Step 1. CGC Program Admission
Admission to the CGC Program requires registration online for the CGC Program Certification Exam. Once you have registered for the CGC Program Certification Exam, the CGC Program Coursework will be delivered and you may begin taking the courses provided.

Step 2. CGC Program Coursework
CGC Program PrepCourse is provided through a set of courses with additional quizzes in each section to help prepare you for the Certification Exam. The PrepCourse offers a comprehensive education in the government procurement process.

Step 3. CGC Program Certification Exam
Once you have completed the CGC Program Coursework, you will be prepared to sit for the CGC Program Certification Exam. The CGC Program Certification Exam is available online in the NAGC Member Center. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam and will have your score returned immediately upon submission. Once you receive a passing score, you will be awarded certification immediately and have access to materials to promote your CGC Certification Status.

Step 4. Continuing Education Recertification Credits
After passing the CGC Program Certification Exam, you will be awarded Certified Government Contractor (CGC) certification for one year with the ability to renew annually.

Certification Exam Preparation
The CGC Program Coursework prepares you for the CGC Program Certification Exam through a comprehensive online program of courses that covers topics ranging from business plans to price negotiations.

Benefits of Certification
If you have made a commitment to seeking contracts with governments, universities and private corporations, you should consider obtaining your CGC.

  • You will gain an expanded knowledge into every aspect of the procurement process.

  • You will be nationally recognized for your professional designation.

  • You will expand your networking reach through exclusive CGC events.


Professional recognition through your peers extends itself throughout the procurement field and into government agencies and other institutions you seek to do business with. The CGC seal is the trusted mark of a procurement professional. Once certified, you may display the seal on printed materials and your web site.

Certification Eligibility
Any business owner, employee, or contracts manager who is a member in good standing of the National Association of Government Contractors may participate in the Certified Government Contractor Program. Certification may be revoked at any time for violation of the Code of Ethics or ethical standards and best practices of the association.



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