Preparing for Certification


Did you know that NIGP courses earn credits that can be applied toward Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) certification?

​​Helpful Tips

  • 5 months prior to the exam review the UPPCC Body of Knowledge and NIGP’s courses and texts
  • 4 months prior form a study group of between seven and fifteen members to get unique perspectives on the topics
  • 3 months prior take advantage of NIGP’s CPPB and CPPB Prep Courses (face-to-face or online) and experience a virtual test using the Assessment Tool.
  • 2 months prior attend pertinent Webinars and Contact-an-Expert to learn more about key topics
  • 1 month prior set aside personal study time

Visit the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) website for information on eligibility requirements, the application and testing process and important dates.

Preparation Essentials

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Education Portfolio

Choose affordable and customizable professional development options that fit your needs and lifestyle. Learning includes face-to-face, online and Webinars.

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NIGP Course Alignment with UPPCC Knowledge Domains

NIGP Textbook Alignment to the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Body of Knowledge by Domain.

CPPO & CPPB Prep Courses

CPPO & CPPB Prep Courses

NIGP’s CPPO and CPPB prep courses address key information on topics identified in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. An invaluable tool that helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses.

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NIGP’s CPPB and CPPO Online Assessment tools offer a virtual test prep experience featuring over 325 study questions for anyone studying for the UPPCC Certification Exams.

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Procurement Flashcards

These animated, online flashcards make learning key procurement terms and definitions fun and exciting. Available in three volumes and based on the NIGP Dictionary.

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Study G​roups

Experts say studying in a group can be more effective than studying alone. Study groups can be informal, self-organized or sponsored by an agency or chapter.


Requirements to receive CEUs

Attendance at the entire course is required. A sign-in sheet will be available each day the class is in session. Daily sign-in is mandatory to earn CEUs.. An evaluation form must be completed and returned to the site coordinator prior to the completion of the course. Certificates will be mailed to each participant within six weeks of the course completion.

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