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CTCM – Applying for Certification

After you have taken and passed the test, you may apply for certification. There is no charge for the initial TPASS certification. However, there is a processing charge for renewing certification(s).
Note - Certification applications will be returned unless all training and testing is complete and there are no pending class invoices.

Follow these steps to apply for certification:

1. Print out the certification application form.

NOTE: The Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your system before you can read or print the PDF Registration Form. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your system, please click on the link and follow the instructions for downloading and installing the software.

2. Complete the application:

  1. Contract Management Experience:
    You must have at least one year of contract management experience prior to applying for certification. Please have your Human Resources department, division director or division manager sign the application to verify that you meet the minimum required contract management experience.

Note: If contract manager is not in your job title or part of the state classification general job description, then supporting documentation such as your agency's job description will be requested.

  1. CM Training:
    If you have a National Certification that exempts you from TPASS Contract Management Training courses, you will need a copy of your current certification to attach to your application. The copy must show the association's name, certificate title, the expiration date and the certificate number.
  2. Sign the application:
    The application must be signed by the requestor to be processed.

3. Submit form and attachments to: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Training and Certification, P.O. Box 13186, Austin TX 78711-3186 OR Fax to: 512-475-0711 OR E-mail to: CTP@cpa.state.tx.us.

Once we have received the application AND test, please allow 10-14 working days to process your certification.

Note - Certification applications will be returned unless all training and testing is complete and there are no pending class invoices.

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