Jul 8, 2015, 17:28 PM
These educational activities meet UPPCC’s criteria for 'Continuing Education – Non-Accredited'


Duration: Two Day Course

**Check the Course Catalog for required attendee minimums

Contact Hours: 16 hours

Instructor: NIGP Certified Instructor Team Member

2 day courses:

Standard pricing:

Institute Members - $500

Non-Members - $700

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.


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Intended Audience

Highly recommended for any candidate planning to take the CPPB Exam issued by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC).


Course Objective and Intended Outcomes

In an effort to prepare candidates for the computer based written CPPB exam containing 175 questions, this course provides a review that addresses key information on topics identified in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. Considered as a tool to help the student in assessing  their own strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the subject matter, this course is only a part of the candidates overall study plan for preparation. Candidates authorized to test should enroll in the course at least three months prior to the selected test date. Participation in this class does not guarantee success on the examination.  


Course Syllabus

This course addresses all 6 domain areas identified in the Body of Knowledge.

  1. Procurement Administration
  2. Sourcing
  3. Negotiation Process
  4. Contract Administration
  5. Supply Management
  6. Strategic Procurement Planning

    For NIGP’s complete Continuing Education Units (CEU) Policy Statement click here.


    NIGP Course Cancellation Policy

    Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.

    Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer’s name and contact information in lieu of payment information.



    Participation in NIGP’s Prep Course will help you prepare to sit for the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) examination for the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO). This Prep Class focuses your study on the ten areas of content (domains) within the UPPCC Body of Knowledge upon which the UPPCC examinations are built.  

    The Prep Course cannot overcome lack of experience and will not guarantee a pass rate on the final exam. The Prep Course will help you understand your areas of content strengths and weaknesses, assist in guiding study activity, and provide self-directed study questions and information.  

    NIGP Educational products are independent of UPPCC Certification. UPPCC certification is governed by the Universal Public Purchasing Council. 


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    • Certification
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