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Certified CMMC Professional (CCP)

The official CMMC-AB approved training course designed to prepare for the CCP exam.



By attending the CMMC Certified Professional training course, you will acquire knowledge about the structure of the CMMC model including CMMC levels, domains, capabilities, processes, and practices. In addition, you will develop the ability to understand, differentiate, and explain the relationship between the CMMC and the primary reference documentation such as FAR 52.204-21, DFARS 252.204-7012, DFARS 252.204-7019-7021, NIST SP 800-171, NIST 800-172, NIST 800-53, CUI Definitions and Guidelines from NARA and DOD, and CERT RMM. You will also be able to (a) identify, describe, and compare the roles and responsibilities of each member of the CMMC-AB ecosystem, (b) know what are the CMMC assessment methodology phases, (c) identify and mitigate ethical concerns based on CMMC-AB Code of Professional Conduct, and (d) define and determine the roles and responsibilities for Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

This training course will allow you to become a valuable asset for consultancy agencies, CMMC Third-Party Assessor Organizations (C3PAO), and organizations demanding CMMC trained resources.

The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you pass the exam, you can apply for a “CMMC Certified Professional” credential.

About This Course


This type of certification is the essence for anyone who will be performing any level o f CMMC assessment. Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) can be part of an assessment team under the supervision of a Certified CMMC Assessor. In order to become a CCP, the respective candidate must successfully complete a CMMC-AB Certified CMMC Professional Training from a PECB Licensed Training Provider. Taking the
exam is optional for those who wish to operate as Certified CMMC Professionals only. More information on becoming a Certified CMMC Professionals can be found here.


Learning objectives


This training course allows you to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the CMMC domains, capabilities, levels, processes, and practices of the CMMC model
  • Acknowledge the correlation between CMMC model, FAR clause 52.204-21, DFARS clause 252.204-7012, NIST SP 800-171, and other standards and frameworks
  • Acquire the ability to interpret the requirements of the CMMC model in the specific context of an Organization Seeking Certification (OSC)
  • Obtain the necessary knowledge to support an organization in effectively implementing and managing the requirements of the CMMC model for the required CMMC level
  • Acquire knowledge on the CMMC assessment methodology and process across all CMMC levels


Educational approach


This training course is participant centered and:

  • Contains lecture sessions illustrated with graphics, examples, and discussions
  • Encourages interaction between participants by means of questions, suggestions, exercises based on a case study, quizzes, etc.
  • Includes quizzes which are a simulation of the questions of the certification exam



There is no specific prerequisite for participating in this training course, however, it is recommended to have a general knowledge of cybersecurity and information technology concepts and principles.

Provided by


Our nominated LPP is PECB

Who Should Attend?


This training course is intended for:

  • Individuals interested in being part of the CMMC-AB ecosystem such as Certified Assessors and Certified Instructors
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the CMMC model and its requirements
  • Individuals interested in providing consultancy services for the CMMC preparation
  • Individuals working for suppliers of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and for other organizations seeking CMMC certification
  • Cybersecurity and technology consultants and CMMC assessment team members



What are the prerequisites to get certified?


Certified CMMC Professionals and Certified CMMC Assessors must meet citizenship requirements as defined by the CMMC-AB:

  • Certified CMMC Professionals and CCA-1 Assessors: The candidate must be a U.S. person (U.S. citizenship is required to participate as a team member on ML-2 assessments.)
  • CCA-3 and above: The candidate must have a U.S. citizenship.
  • International C3PAOs: The candidate must be a citizen of the country where the C3PAO is based, and will be authorized only to assess contractors based in that country.
  • The U.S. Government must establish bilateral agreements with other countries with respect to CMMC prior to the issuance of any authorizations related to CMMC.
  • College degree in a technical field or other equivalent experience (including military) OR
  • 2+ Years in cyber or other information technology field
  • Gain CMMC-AB approval of the submitted application as to education and experience requirements
  • Complete the DoD Mandatory CUI Training
  • Complete Certified CMMC Professional Class (CMMC model training) from an LTP (Licensed Training Provider)

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