Current CPPO/CPPB Certificants

Apply for the NIGP-CPP Module B 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 Module B Exam under Pathway F.​

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


February 2022


Note: There are no late application fees. 


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

1. Read the Handbook

2. Determine Eligibility (Pathway F)

  • Pathway F is open to all current CPPO/CPPB certificants, or for anyone whose CPPO/CPPB certification expiration date is within one year of your NIGP-CPP application.

3. Apply for the NIGP-CPP

  • Remit the application fee, then complete the online application form at least 30 days before your preferred testing window opens.
  • Remit the $150 non-refundable application fee
  • Once the fee is paid, you will receive the link to the online application.
  • On the application, select Pathway F
  • Upload a copy of your CPPO/CPPB certificate or a screenshot of your UPPCC database record as a part of your application
  • Choose if requesting Special Accommodations. If yes, upload the signed and completed Request for Special Accommodations Form.
  • Sign and attest to Code of Ethics and Candidate Declarations.
  • Submit your application.

4. Register for NIGP-CPP Testing and Schedule your Testing Appointment

  • When your application has been approved, register for your preferred NIGP-CPP testing window.
  • Four testing windows each year – registration and payment opens four months before testing window begins.
  • Register for Exam Module B.
  • Within 5 – 7 business days after your registration and payment are processed, you will receive your authorization-to-test email with instructions on how to schedule your testing appointment at a Pearson VUE test center.
  • You will have three (3) opportunities within your two-year application period to pass Exam Module B.

5. Prepare for the Exam

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  • Purchase the NIGP-CPP Module B Online Prep Guide.  Purchase Today!
  • Register for a NIGP-CPP Online Module B Exam Prep Course​ - Register
  • Make sure you read the NIGP-CPP Handbook and you understand the Module B 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




**Application Fee payment is required to obtain link to the online application.

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