The CMLDP provides top-quality education in fundamental leadership, association volunteerism, NCMA governance, and contract management.  The Bluegrass Chapter is proud to have sponsored multiple members for the CMLDP:

  • Class of 2019 - Dreux Johnson, CPCM, CFCM, CCCM
  • 2014-2015 CMLDP Graduate - Stacy Oeswein
  • 2011-2012 CMLDP Graduate - Tony Tichy
  • 2010-2011 CMLDP Graduate - Gretchen Mueller
  • 2009-2010 CMLDP Graduate - Kevin Regenhold

Application Process for Grants

To be eligible, applicants must be members of NCMA and reside within the Bluegrass Chapter geographic region. 

Applicants must submit:

  • a copy of their certification application (may redact credit card or other sensitive information)
  • receipt from NCMA
  • signed statement that they will commit to participating in at least two (2) meetings per program year for the next two (2) years and volunteer to chair a committee in the second full program year.

 Applications will be submitted to and reviewed by the Bluegrass Chapter’s Education/Certification/Scholarship Chair.  Approval/Disapproval of the application will be made by the Bluegrass Chapter Leadership.  The applicant will be notified of the Chapter’s decision within 30 days of application submission.  If approved, the Chapter Treasurer will issue a check to the applicant within 14 days of the Chapter’s decision.  If the applicant fails the initial exam, they will not be eligible for reimbursement of subsequent exams. 

The Bluegrass Chapter encourages all members to seek and obtain NCMA certifications.  As NCMA certification demonstrates professional achievement and is recognized industry-wide throughout the Government and private-sector, many organizations sponsor their employees by paying for their costs associated with obtaining certification. 

The Bluegrass Chapter recognizes that not all members are afforded this opportunity to be sponsored by their employers. 

In an effort to assist those members in obtaining NCMA certification, the Bluegrass Chapter is instituting a grant program for members to request reimbursement for certification application and examination fees. 

The total maximum number of grants issued will be four (4) per program year. 



National Contract Management Association Certification Assistance for Bluegrass Chapter Members

The Bluegrass Chapter strives to increase the number of certified contracting professionals.

National Contract Management Association - BLUEGRASS CHAPTER - LOUISVILLE, KY