Current CPPO/CPPB Certificants

Apply for the NIGP-CPP Bridge Exam


If you are currently certified as a CPPO/CPPB or your certification has lapsed recently (within 1 year from date of NIGP-CPP application), then you qualify for the NIGP-CPP Bridge Exam under Pathway F.​

The NIGP-CPP is a two-part modular exam with a module A and a Module B. The Bridge Exam assesses you on the content and competencies not included in the CPPO/CPPB certification. Therefore, as a Bridge Exam candidate, you only need to take the Module B exam.​

I will encourage all of my team members to work towards obtaining this certification and support them in any way that I can because I believe this is a meaningful certification.

Nathan Daou, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Procurement Administrator
City of Tucson Business Services Department, AZ


November Testing Period 


Questions about the NIGP-CPP? 

Contact the NIGP Certification Team​


Note: There are no late application fees. 

Application & Exam

Application Fee

Exam Fee

Re-Exam Fee

Exam Prep

Online Assessment Tool (Optional)

Prep Guide

Prep Course
$249 members / Non-Members

Here are all the steps you need to take to apply for the NIGP-CPP under Pathway F:

1. Read the Handbook

2. Determine Eligibility (Pathway F)

  • The Bridge Exam is open to all current CPPO/CPPB certificants, or for anyone whose certification has expired within one year of your NIGP-CPP application

3. Apply for the NIGP-CPP

  • Fill out the online application form, this must be done a minimum of 30 days prior to when you intend to take the exam​
  • Select Pathway F
  • Upload proof of your current CPPO/CPPB certification with your application​
  • Select your desired testing window
  • Remit all required fees as applicable
  • Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email from the NIGP Certification team

4. Schedule Your Exam

  • After your approval email from the NIGP Certification Team is received, you will receive an authorization-to-test email from Pearson VUE approximately 3 – 5 business days later. This will include instructions for how to schedule your testing appointment at a Pearson testing center.
  • You will have three (3) opportunities within a two-year period to pass the exam​

5. Prepare for the Exam

  • Test Your Procurement Expertise using the Personalized NIGP-CPP Assessment Tool - Purchase Today
  • Purchase the NIGP-CPP Module B Online Prep Guide.  Purchase Today!
  • Register for a NIGP-CPP Online Bridge Exam Prep Course​ - Register
  • Make sure you read the NIGP-CPP Handbook and you understand the Bridge Exam content and format
  • Preparation will be crucial to your success

6. Complete the Online Tutorial

  • Before going to your scheduled testing appointment you must complete an online tutorial from Pearson VUE, our testing partner​
  • This tutorial will walk you through the mechanics and functionality of the exam and provide you with an overview of what to expect on the day of the exam​
  • This tutorial WILL NOT be available at your testing appointment​
  • You MUST REVIEW the tutorial information BEFORE you arrive at the Pearson VUE testing center




**Registration is required in order to complete the application process

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