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Certified CMMC Professional (CCP)
Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA)
Certification Training
& GRC Platform for your company 

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A CCP is a person seeking to become responsible for the assessment, examination, verification, and review of an organization for compliance to a respective level of CMMC standards. They will utilize compliance checklists prescribed by the CMMC standard to control scope and ensure fairness in applied criteria. Assessors may work for a C3PAO or be independent.

A CCP is eligible to become CMMC Certified Assessor (CCA), participates up to CMMC Level 2 assessments, and holds a valuable credential reflecting the training to understand the CMMC requirements for a Defense supplier.


Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) outline


Upon completion of the CCP certification program, and if the individual has met the pre-requisites for the CCA program, they can begin their training with a Licensed Training Provider (LTP). Preparing to become a CCA not only requires training and passing a high-stakes certification exam, but it also requires participation on three (3) level 2 assessments to gain the hands-on experience to become a Certified Level 2 Assessor.

An individual who becomes a CCA to work in an assessor capacity on Level 2 assessments must work for a Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO).

CCAs cannot assess a company if they have previously assisted with an implementation consultation for that same company.

CCAs are required to take training from a Licensed Training Providers (LTP). Only training with an approved LTP will qualify the candidate for access to the Certified CMMC Assessor examination.

Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA) outline

Ecosystem Professions


To become a CMMC assessor requires the development of skills and knowledge through training, testing, and assessment experience. Please review the Requirements Grid below to begin the process. For more detailed requirements click here

To review registration and testing information for the Certified CMMC Exams

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Chris Haigh

Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA)
Certified CMMC Professional (CCP)
Certified Provisional CMMC Instructor (CCI)

Chris is the CEO of Meerkat Cyber, a firm dedicated to cybersecurity and the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. As a trained aeronautical and astronautical engineer who complemented his undergraduate work with a law degree, Chris finds the marriage of technology and regulatory policy fascinating.

During his three-decade career, Chris has held roles including Senate policy analyst and Chief Technology Officer for a
cybersecurity firm, and he has obtained the highest levels of certification possible through the Department of Defense CMMC program: Certified CMMC Assessor, Certified CMMC Professional, and Certified CMMC Instructor.

Chris has also spent decades as a technical writer. Aside from authoring 100s of patent applications for highly technical inventions, Chris is the named inventor on numerous patents, and has served as a technical writer for Nobel laureates, international thought leaders, and numerous universities. Most recently, he has been engaged by Microsoft to write the CMMC implementation guide.