The UPPCC-NASPO Partnership

NASPO is proud to be one of the founding partners of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC), the widely recognized certifying entity for public procurement employees. The UPPCC has established two designations for certification, a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), and a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). In order to have complete independence and objectivity, the UPPCC has entire ownership over both of these designations.

For more than 35 years, NASPO has encouraged state procurement professionals to seek certification and has actively supported UPPCC's mission. This includes having several NASPO members serve on the Governing Board and the Board of Examiners for the UPPCC.
NASPO would like to thank David Gragan, NASPO Life Member and Governing Board Chair; Monica Wilkes, NASPO Honorary Member and Governing Board Treasurer; and Rick Hughes, Wisconsin, for their service as current members of the UPPCC Governing Board. Thank you also to the NASPO members currently serving on the Board of Examiners: Brenda Willard, Minnesota; Kathy McAuley, New York; and Gail Carter, Oregon. Additionally many of NASPO's members have achieved UPPCC designations. UPPCC Certified NASPO Members

Promotion of the UPPCC and its partnership with NASPO is an important component of NASPO's Procurement University (Procurement U). Certification allows public procurement professionals to demonstrate their abilities and commitment to furthering the profession. This aligns with the mission of Procurement U to provide professional development resources to state procurement offices. Procurement U assists individuals seeking certification or recertification by providing procurement education courses, exam preparation materials, and a system to track applicable contact hours.

Below you will find information on the UPPCC certification process and test preparation materials to help you through the process. These preparation materials were developed by NASPO members and staff through Procurement U.  We have also included a list of academic institutions that offer degrees, programs and courses related to procurement. Additional resources will be added soon.


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For more information contact us at procurementu@naspo.org
Online Study Groups

Are you or one of your colleagues planning to take the CPPO or the CPPB exam in October 2016? NASPO is offering online, study groups for UPPCC exam takers. These study groups are available at no cost to help any state procurement official who is preparing for a UPPCC exam. The study group for fall test takers will be available from June until the test dates in October. 

The study group will provide participants with access to an online community to:

  1. share ideas on discussion boards 
  2. attend webinars
  3. access to test prep documents

If you or your colleagues are interested in joining the study groups, please go to the Procurement U OLMS and in the top right "Browse" bar change "All" to Groups. If you have any trouble registering please contact NASPO staff at procurementu@naspo.org for study group enrollment information. 

UPPCC Exam Schedule
  Spring Examinations Fall Examinations
Application Submission Deadline January 30, 2017 July 17, 2017
Application Submission Late Deadline February 13, 2017 July 31, 2017
Exam Registration Deadline March 27, 2017 September 11, 2017
Testing Dates May 1-13, 2017 October 16-28, 2017
Exam Preparation Materials
  1. UPPCC Exam Checklists (Created by NASPO)   
    Checklist
  2. Alignment of the UPPCC Body of Knowledge and
    NASPO State & Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide   
    UPPCC Body of Knowledge/Practical Guide Alignment
Other Resources
1. Certification Informational Flyer: Developed by NASPO
    Certification Flyer

2. Certification Process PowerPoint: Developed through Procurement University
    Certification PowerPoint

3. Recertification Process PowerPoint: Developed through Procurement University
    Recertification PowerPoint

4. Procurement U Bibliography: Developed by NASPO
    Procurement U Bibliography

5. Certification Fact Sheet: Developed by NASPO
    Fact Sheet
   
Academic Institutions Offering Procurement-Related Courses or Programs
Academic Institution State Program/Department
Alaska-Anchorage AK Supply Chain Management Logistics Operation 
Arizona State University AZ School of Public Affairs
California State University - San Bernardino CA Department of Information and Decision Sciences
Cal Poly Pomona University CA Technology & Operations Management Department
San Francisco University CA Supply Chain Management
California-Berkeley University CA Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy
California-Los Angeles University CA Luskin School of Public Affairs
University of Southern California CA Price School of Public Policy
American University  DC School of Public Affairs
George Washington University DC Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
Georgetown University DC McCourt School of Public Policy
Howard University DC Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management 
Central Florida University FL Public Administration
Flagler College FL Public Administration Program
Florida Atlantic University FL College for Design and Social Inquiry
Florida Institute of Technology FL Acquisition and Contract Management Supply Chain Management
Florida International University FL School of International and Public Affairs
Florida State University FL College of Social Sciences and Public Policy-Askew School of Public Administration and Policy
Georgia State University GA Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia GA School of Public and International Affairs
Georgia Tech
GA
 Supply Chain and Logistics Institute
Chicago IL Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Indiana University-Bloomington IN School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Notre Dame University IN Courses in Negotiation
University of Kansas KS School of Public Affairs and Administration
University of Kentucky KY Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
Harvard University MA John F. Kennedy School of Government
Suffolk University MA Institute for Public Service Courses
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Supply Chain Management
University of Maryland - University College MD Acquisition and Supply Chain Management
University of Maryland-College Park MD School of Public Policy
Central Michigan University MI Purchasing and Supply Management
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor MI Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
 Michigan State University
MI
 Department of Supply Chain Management
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities MN Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Capella University MN/Online School of Business and Technology
Saint Louis University MO Contract Management  
Webster University MO Procurement and Acquisitions Management
Duke University NC Sanford School of Public Policy
North Carolina at Chapel Hill University NC School of Government
North Carolina-Chapel Hill University NC College of Arts & Sciences, Dept. of Public Policy
Bellevue University NE College of Business
Princeton University NJ Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Rutgers-State University of New Jersey NJ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Columbia University NY School of International and Public Affairs
Cornell University NY College of Human Ecology-Department of Policy Analysis and Management
New York University NY Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
State University of New York-Albany NY Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Syracuse University NY Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Ohio State University OH John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Ohio State University
 OH  Operation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Waterloo University ON Public Policy and Administration Courses
Chemeketa Community College OR Procurement Management Certificate 
Portland State University OR School of Business Administration 
Carnegie Mellon University PA Heinz College School of Public Policy & Management
Pennsylvania State University PA Smeal College of Business 
Pennsylvania State University PA Supply Chain Management 
University of Tennessee
 TN Global Supply Chain Executive Programs
University of Texas-Austin TX Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
George Mason University VA School of Public Policy
Management and Technology University VA Certificate & Executive Certificate Programs
Mary Washington University VA Masters of Business Administration Courses
Old Dominion University VA Public Procurement and Contract Management 
Strayer University VA/Online Acquisition and Contract Management
Washington University WA Evans School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI La Follette School of Public Affairs
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