Current CPPO/CPPB Certificants

Preparing for the NIGP-CPP
Module B Exam




Pearson VUE is the NIGP-CPP test provider.  For updates on the availability of testing sites, check the Pearson VUE website.

February 2022 Testing Period

This certification evaluates the expertise of procurement professionals based on knowledge applied in real world situations.”  

Tabatha Freedman, NIGP-CPP, MBA, CPPO, CPPB
Assistant Manager, Purchasing – IT
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Fla.

The Module B Exam

 1. Understand the Exam Format

As a Pathway F candidate, you are not required to take Module A of the NIGP-CPP exam since you have already successfully passed an exam that covered the Module A material. You will only take the Module B portion of the exam, which applies to both CPPO and CPPB certificants.

Module B represents a bridge from the CPPO and CPPB to the NIGP-CPP and only covers the content that was not examined in the CPPO and CPPB tests. A minimal number of NIGP-CPP exam questions may cover content that was included in the CPPO exams but not on the CPPB exams as differentiated in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge.

Module B consists of 80 questions. You will have 2 hours to complete the computer-based exam at your local testing center.

 2. Understand the Exam Content

The NIGP-CPP comprehensive exam questions will assess your ability to demonstrate competency aligned to 43 competency statements. Generally, the 43 technical competency statements fall into two categories. Twenty (20) are already covered in the CPPO and/or CPPB exams and are, therefore, excluded from the Module B Exam. Twenty-three (23) are not covered in the CPPO and/or CPPB exams and therefore form the basis of the Module B Exam.

The Module B Exam only includes the competency and knowledge statements that were not included in either the CPPO or CPPB exams when the gap analysis was performed in 2019 between the CPPO/CPPB and the new NIGP-CPP.

 3.  Optional Preparation for the Exam

  • Take the Personalized NIGP-CPP Assessment. Purchase
  • Test your knowledge using the Procurement Flashcards. View
  • Purchase the NIGP-CPP Module B Online Prep Guide.  Purchase Today!
  • Register for the Virtual Module B Exam Prep Course. Register
  • Join the NIGP-CPP Prep Community on NSite (Members Only).  JOIN

Once your application is approved, you will receive an approval email.

 4.  Take the Tutorial BEFORE Going to the Testing Center

All candidates must complete an online tutorial from Pearson VUE, our testing partner, BEFORE going to your scheduled testing appointment. The tutorial walks you through the mechanics and functionality of the exam and gives an overview of what to expect on the day of your exam.

The tutorial will NOT be available at your testing appointment. Therefore, it is required that you review this information PRIOR to arriving at the Pearson VUE testing center. 


Currently Available Testing Window

February 2022

Annual Testing Windows

February, May, August, November

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Exam Content for the Module B Exam





Module B Prep Course and Guide

Module B Prep Course

 Focuses on three critical areas not traditionally covered by the CPPB and CPPO designations—competencies associated with Strategy, Leadership, and Business Principles.

 Registration includes: NIGP-CPP Module B Prep Guide, Student Workbook (Includes Job Aids, Handouts, Practical Application Exercises, etc.), NIGP-CPP Prep Study Tips

Available in Virtual Instructor-Led and On-Demand

 Contact Hours: 15 Virtual Instructor-Led & 7.5 On-Demand

 CEUs: 1.5 Virtual Instructor-Led & 0.8 On-Demand


Register for a Module B Prep Course

Candidates should enroll a minimum of six months prior to the selected test date in order to provide sufficient time for independent reflection and additional study.

Participation in this course does not guarantee success on the examination.