CPPO Online Prep Course

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

CPPO Online Prep Course

Note: The CPPO Online Prep course is an online course.  If you wish to take the face-to-face CPPO Prep course instead, the content is the same. 

Duration: Online course

Contact Hours: 16 hours CPPO Prep Course

Instructor: NIGP Certified Instructor Team Member

Institute Members - $500
Non-Members - $690

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Intended Audience

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


Course Objective and Intended Outcomes:

In an effort to prepare candidates for the computer based written CPPO exam containing 190 questions, this course provides a review that addresses key information on topics identified in the new 2014 UPPCC Body of Knowledge to be implemented in 2014. 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 2014 Body of Knowledge.

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


Online Format

The CPPO Prep Course consists of 5 live online classes. Participants are required to attend every online training session.



Requirements of Participants to receive Contact Hours

Attendance at all sessions of the entire course is required and will be monitored. Active participation in all self assessments is required. NIGP will not issue partial Contact Hours. An evaluation form must be completed and returned to NIGP prior to the completion of the course. Successful completion of the online course will earn 16 contact hours. CEUs are not awarded for attendance.  



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

The Prep is a review course cannot take the place of procurement courses and years of procurement experience. Taking this course 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 Procurement Certification Council. 


NIGP Course Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing one week before the posted date of the start of the course. Registrants who cancel shall retain the textbook and be refunded the fee minus $150. No refunds will be given after the course start date. Registrants who do not attend or participate in the course are not eligible for a refund.  If the course is cancelled for any reason, NIGP’s liability is limited to the registration fee only.

For questions, please contact us at registrationinfo@nigp.org


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