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Fall 2017 CPPB and CPPO Exam Prep Courses Registration Now Available
Procurement U is excited to announce the launch of the Fall 2017 CPPB and CPPO Exam Prep Courses. These web-based, instructor led courses can be accessed through the Procurement U Online Learning Management System (OLMS).
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Log on to the Procurement U Online Learning Management System (OLMS) to register, access the course and materials. Please contact
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UPPCC Exam Schedule
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
May 1-13, 2017
October 16-28, 2017
Exam Preparation Materials
UPPCC Exam Checklists (Created by NASPO)
Alignment of the UPPCC Body of Knowledge and
NASPO State & Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide
UPPCC Body of Knowledge/Practical Guide Alignment
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 actively supports 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 Bob Gleason (Virginia), Kelly Sanders (Ohio) and Rick Hughes (Wisconsin), for their service as members of the UPPCC Governing Board. Thank you also to the NASPO members serving on the Board of Examiners: Gail Carter (O
regon); Don Greene (New York, retired) and Jennifer Salts (Utah). Additionally many of NASPO's members have achieved UPPCC designations.
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.
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UPPCC Frequently Asked Questions
Body of Knowledge
UPPCC Exam Candidate Tips — Strategies for Success...
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