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CATS CM® Core is a premium e-learning. We strive to provide our customers a personal and high-quality experience. Therefore, we only work on customer accounts and invoice the e-learning.

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What is CATS CM®?

CATS CM® is the #1 contract management methodology worldwide since 2005. Over 500 organizations and thousands of professionals have worked or are working according to this standard. CATS stands for Contract Administration and Tracking Scenarios. It helps organizations to manage collaborations in a way that multi-year plans get the necessary agility. It also empowers people to become winners in contract management! CATS CM® sets the standard on how contract management should be approached within your company.

Contract management is all about the realization of intended contract objectives. These objectives reflect everything an organization wants to achieve with the contract. CATS CM® enables organizations to proactively manage and execute contracts and at the same time focus on versatility and the need for change in the contract objectives. The methodology is used by both demand and supply. Realizing maximum value on your entire portfolio of contracts is key in realizing your total set of organizational objectives. CATS CM® is continuously developing in order to always stay one step ahead. The methodology is flexible. It is designed for operational purposes, but also has a high strategic and tactical value for organizations, as it meets objectives on different levels and recognizes that the necessary human involvement should be primary over systems.

About this e-learning

Today you can make your first step in mastering CATS CM® by entering this e-learning!

The CATS CM® Core e-learning is a course for anyone interested in contract management and eager to enhance their knowledge in contract management. From procurement, contract management, service management, project management, process ownership, account management, sales, customer success or business management involved with contract management to strategic level, CATS CM® Core gives you the insights, definitions and framework. CATS CM® enhances your knowledge in how to optimize value creation through contract management.

This is an extensive e-learning and in total requires between 8 and 12 hours of active engagement. The e-learning is in depth, rich and next to content, it contains a wealth of additional information to help you.

Buy the Book! Together with the book, this e-learning provides you with all the information and background needed, to understand the Core of CATS CM®. We encourage you to continue your learning and in a later stage take the next step and become a certified professional by taking an online exam after you have followed the next course in the curriculum, the CATS CM® Foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to buy your e-learning, please click "Buy Access" to provide your details for the invoice. For privacy reasons and to service you, we will take care of enrolling you to the course. After filling in your details, our back-office will send you an invoice within 1 to 3 working days (Monday to Friday, Dutch holidays excluded). Also, we will send you a request for additional information we need to set up your personal account. After payment, we will send your account details to the provided e-mail address, with which you can login to your e-learning.

We will create an account for you that is based on your email address you provided to us. In a separate mail you will receive your login password. 

The Terms and Conditions can be found <<here>>.

This e-learning consists of 20 modules, a summary module, a self-test, and introduction videos to the various e-learning sections. We will provide you with the core knowledge on contract management based on CATS CM®. This is an extensive course and requires between 8 and 12 hours of active engagement. The course is in depth, rich and next to the content described above, it contains a wealth of additional resources to learn you even more. We provide this additional information in the form of articles, videos and blogs by the hosts of this e-learning, Linda Tonkes and Arjen van Berkum. They will introduce themselves at the start of the e-learning.

Yes, your invoice will be sent to you when you choose "Buy Access". Your invoice is sent within 1 to 3 working days (Monday through Friday, Dutch holidays excluded).

Yes! If you procure more than 2 accesses, we will send you a personalized offer within 1-3 working days (Monday through Friday, Dutch holidays excluded). After you accept the offer, we will send you an invoice and ask you for additional details, and set up your accounts. After payment, you will receive your account details within 3 working days. 

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You can order the book through please click here.

For an optimal learning experience we highly advise you to purchase and read the book ‘Contract management with CATS CM® version 4, from working on contracts to contracts that work.’

After finishing your e-learning and finishing the self-test, you will be presented the Certificate of participation. If you would like to demonstrate your knowledge through formal certification, you will need to pass the CATS CM® Foundation exam. More information on this exam is found here.

If you want to become a winner in contract management, this e-learning provides you with the insights, definitions, tools and framework of the CATS CM® methodology. CATS CM® Core enhances your knowledge in how to optimize value creation through contract management.

You will learn and understand the core of the CATS CM® methodology. In the rich background material you will also find content to help you in bringing contract management further in your organization.

The course has been developed by using standard software based on the use of the Moodle platform. By adhering to the global standard we believe that we can facilitate almost all systems.

Browsers which are regularly tested are Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge.

The e-learning provides a complete overview of CATS CM® Core and we did our best to provide you with all necessary knowledge on the method. Active participation will take up 8 to 12 hours of your time, depending on your skill-level and experience on the subject.

You can purchase this e-learning for € 450 excluding VAT.