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Collection Management 

Professional Certification 




The Certified Collection Management Professional (CCMP) Program is a certifying organization that assesses and recognizes military, civilian, and contractor intelligence collection management (CM) professionals who meet the commonly recognized CM standards in the Defense Collection Management Enterprise (DCME).  The CCMP program was developed to accomplish the goal set forth by the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) to professionalize the defense intelligence workforce. The CCMP supports the DCME through the administration of the accredited1 CCMP-Fundamental (CCMP-F) professional level certification.  The CCMP Program is operated by the Joint Staff / J262 (Directorate of Intelligence, Deputy Directorate of Collection Management) through a CCMP Program Management Office (PMO), which is overseen by the CCMP Governance Council (GC).  The GC is made up of representatives from each of the Armed Services, the Unified Combatant Commands (CCMDs), and the four Defense Intelligence Components (the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and the National Security Agency).  The CCMP PMO is funded through programmatic allocations from the J26.  Due to the sensitive nature of business conducted within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), release of specific financial documents is prohibited to the public due to national security reasons as outlined by DoD Directive 7045.14.

The CCMP-F assesses CM knowledge that is common, core, and critical to CM activities across the DCME.  By earning the CCMP-F, certificants demonstrate knowledge that supports work in joint, multiple-intelligence discipline environments across all echelons of the DCME.  This knowledge includes a common professional lexicon, or list of professional terms and concepts, and it enables collection managers to transfer their knowledge from a job at one DCME organization to any other.   

Mission Statement: The CCMP GC approved the following mission statement on Mar 14, 2019:

  1. Document the capabilities needed by collection managers to meet current Defense Collection Management (CM) Enterprise needs by following a formal process for applying scientifically-conducted job and occupational analyses to the development of task and KSA (knowledge, skill, and ability) standards (called Essential Bodies of Knowledge, or EBoKs).
  2. Support development of an interoperable CM workforce through valid, EBoK-aligned assessments of individual capabilities.
  3. Promote ongoing professional competence through assessment of certification renewal requirements.
  4. Encourage engagement in the professional CM community through increasing awareness of and recognizing participation in community activities.
  5. Demonstrate fair and effective practices by obtaining and maintaining OUSDI-directed accreditation (with the National Commission for Certifying Agencies).

Eligibility: The CCMP-F exam is open to any individual with a TS/SCI clearance in the IC, though most candidates come from within the DCME.  All candidates must be in good standing with their component.  Additionally, contractors must submit a signed form from their contracting officer (or CO Representative) during the application process.  Exams are offered at no cost through over 17 worldwide testing centers.  Candidates may enroll in the exam on AGILE (on JWICS at https://agile.dodiis.ic.gov/ by searching for offering “DIA-INC-CUR-5000”. 

In addition to answering questions about the program and assisting with enrollment, the CCMP PMO is the central point of contact for certificant verification and maintenance (i.e., renewal) of the credential.  Application forms, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), and contractor forms are available via the CCMP webpage on JWICS, via the link in the AGILE exam description, or by contacting the CCMP PMO.

Contact Information: (best method is JWICS email)


Intelink:  https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/diteb/DIA/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx (access requires Common Access Card sign-on via CAC reader; user may need to request access to this page) 

Email:  ~nediac_cm_pmo@dodiis.mil (best)


CCMP PMO Chief: 202-231-3175
CCMP PMO Deputy: 202-231-6546
CCMP PMO Exam Coordinator: 202-231-3696 (best)
CCMP PMO Staff: 202-231-1211, -6017, -4519, -6522, -4593

Note:  Due to classification, a list of certificants is not available on unclassified systems, but in many cases, individual certificant status can be verified by emailing the CCMP PMO.

JWICS (please log into JWICS to access these links): 

Website: https://intelshare.intelink.ic.gov/sites/dcme/SitePages/Home.aspx

Email: ~nediac_cm_pmo@coe.ic.gov (best)


Click here to view the current CCMP PMO Organization Chart.

The CCMP-F Candidate Handbook, EBoK (the published program standards), and other resources are available as a free download at the TS/SCI level on the JWICS website. Candidates should prepare for the exam by any method they deem beneficial, which may include attending training or reviewing CM-related study materials.  The CCMP PMO does not require candidates to complete any training prior to attempting the certification exam.  Additionally, the CCMP PMO does not endorse (and is not affiliated with) any courses, training, or materials developed for the sole purpose of preparing for the CCMP-F exam. 

The CCMP-F exam is proctored by trained personnel who have been screened to have no conflict of interest with candidates. Proctored exams ensure consistency of the testing environment (including providing standardized instructions for completing the exam), minimize cheating, and enable documentation of any exam event discrepancies (including exam interruptions or technical difficulties).  If you experience any irregularities, including proctor irregularities, feel free to report them via email to the CCMP PMO via the addresses listed above.  The CCMP PMO investigates each reported incident, determines the extent of the impact and attempts to identify the root cause.  The CCMP PMO then will develop appropriate response measures, select and implement one, monitor for outcome, and then document the results.  These are reported to the NCCA, when appropriate.


The table below displays the exam and program statistics for 2018 as well as the first several months of 2019.

[1] Accreditation was granted by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for a 60-month period on 1 Oct 2015.

[2] The J26 is staffed and funded through the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), who is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).  The CCMP program receives its financial resources to support ongoing certification and recertification processes through programmatic allocations through the DIA.  The DIA budget consists of justified requirements and is analyzed by DoD and Congressional budget committees. Due to the sensitive nature of business conducted within the intelligence community, release of specific financial documents is prohibited to the public due to national security reasons as outlined by DoD Directive 7045.14.