CMMC Level 2 “Kickstarter” Training

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Group-Oriented Training to Accelerate Your Journey to CMMC Level 2 Certification

Designed for Smaller Manufacturers in the Defense Supply Chain | Delivered by Axiotrop, Powered by RI MADE

Polaris MEP, the resource for Rhode Island’s small and medium-sized manufacturers, is partnering with RI’s Axiotrop LLC to present an affordable, educational solution to help defense contractors make progress on their journey towards CMMC Level 2.

The cost of CMMC Level 2 has been reported as ranging from $25,000 to $125,000 or more.

Thanks to support from RI MADE, Rhode Island defense manufacturers can participate in this cohort-style, year-long training program at a cost of only $11,000!

Who Needs CMMC Level 2 Certification?

CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) requirements must be met by all manufacturing companies which are in the defense supply chain (or wish to be). The deadline to meet CMMC requiements is early 2025. This applies to all companies within the DoD supply chain — not just “primes”!

The new standards are required in order to even bid for projects. Your contracts may be at risk if you do not have CMMC Level 2.

What Does The “Kickstarter” Include?

By the end of the cohort series, participants in the CMMC Level 2 Kickstarter training powered by RI MADE …

  • will gain 60% to 80% of the required CMMC points
  • will have a roadmap for additional implementation, purchases and work needed to achieve CMMC Level 2
  • will have implemented a CMMC compliance platform
  • will benefit from more than 15 hours of group training and more than 80 hours of individual implementation of relevant controls

Who Are the Experts and Project Managers?

  • RI MADE is a program funded by the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation which provides a range of resources which advance Automation & Robotics, Cyber Resiliency, and Risk to strengthen and accelerate Rhode Island manufacturing companies and the nation’s defense manufacturing ecosystem.
  • Axiotrop LLC is a Rhode Island-based cybersecurity consultancy that simplifies cybersecurity compliance challenges. Axiotrop builds roadmaps and delivers training based on NIST’s cyber security framework.
  • Polaris MEP is Rhode Island’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center, mission-driven to provide top line, bottom line and pipeline solutions for the Ocean State’s manufacturing sector.


To ensure maximum results, space will be limited in the cohort. Fill out the application below to be considered for the CMMC Level 2 Kickstarter.

Kickstarter Overview

Click on any small image below for a flyer on the CMMC Level 2 Kickstarter program, including a sample syllabus / schedule of training.

Click here to contact Taylor Greene, RI MADE Program Manager, with questions about program specifics or eligibility. 

CMMC Level 2 Kickstarter Application

CMMC Level 2 Kickstarter Application

Thank you for your interest in the CMMC Level 2 "Kickstarter," delivered by Axiotrop and powered by RI MADE (Rhode Island Manufacturing to Accelerate the Defense Ecosystem).

This application typically takes fewer than 7 minutes to complete.

A few notes to guide your submission:
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If you have questions / need technical support, please email RI MADE Program Manager Taylor Greene at or call her at 401-270-8896 Ext. 404.
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