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  NIGP-CPP Certification

NIGP’s Certified Procurement Professional designation (NIGP-CPP)  targets current and aspiring leaders in the public procurement profession.  The program offers unique attributes when compared to other procurement-related professional certifications:

  • It is the only certification that is anchored in the Public Procurement Competency Framework. The Framework is rooted in research produced by the Volcker Alliance that seeks effective public service through workforce competencies.
  • It is the only certification that specifically targets mid to executive level procurement leaders in the public sector.
  • It is the only certification that integrates with NIGP’s Pathways program featuring competency development within 33 learning modules.
  • It is the only competency-based certification built on a modular exam that expands beyond public procurement’s technical aspects and assesses the more holistic competencies needed to be successful leader within a public entity, embracing elements of leadership, business principles, and procurement strategy.
  • And since the NIGP-CPP is integrated within NIGP’s Pathways program, the certification program complements  NIGP’s research program and the constantly expanding learning modules; providing assurances that the NIGP-CPP remains relevant to the competencies you need to be a successful leader in your career – today and into the future.
  • Finally, the NIGP-CPP is one of several ways a procurement professional can be publicly recognized for the achievement of competencies. The program is offered by NIGP – the leading public procurement association that serves as a trusted advisor to more than 3,000 public agencies and 16,000 public procurement professionals throughout North America.
For complete details on the NIGP-CPP certification, Click here.


UPPCC Certification

Certification is the process by which the public purchaser demonstrates a standard of competency for the benefit of the public. Obtaining a designation reflects established standards and competencies for those engaged in governmental purchasing, and attests to the purchaser's ability to obtain maximum value for the taxpayer's dollar.


CPPB Program

The CPPB level applies to individuals who have demonstrated prescribed levels of professional competency as a buyer in public and governmental purchasing.

CPPO Program

The CPPO level applies to individuals holding supervisory and/or managerial positions within a public agency. These individuals may or may not be performing the purchasing for the governmental entity, but do either supervise a staff of buyers, the purchasing department, the agency, etc. or manage a minimum of one essential function of the procurement cycle (i.e. contracting.

Additional Information

or more information on obtaining your CPPB or CPPO certification, visit the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) website at


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