UPPCC Certification


NIGP has all the tools you need to prepare for your Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) exam. Take a look at our assessment tools and suggested timeline as you get ready for your upcoming UPPCC certification exam.

CPPO and CPPB Exam Study Tools

NIGP members and non-members can purchase essential exam study tools such as flashcards and an online assessment to review key terms and virtually prepare for the exam.

These self-paced online flashcards provide a comprehensive overview of some of the most common—and commonly misunderstood—concepts related to public procurement. With each of three volumes comprised of more than 100 terms and definitions from the NIGP Dictionary, this study aid helps learners take advantage of short periods of time throughout the day to reinforce key procurement concepts.

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Members: $20 per volume

Non-Members: $70 per volume

These tools offer convenient 24/7 access starting the day you register and can help you get comfortable navigating computer-generated exams. These tools test your strengths and weaknesses within the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Body of Knowledge (BOK) and include practice quizzes that align with the six domains covered in the CPPO and CPPB BOKs, a comprehensive timed exam, and a review of your correct and incorrect responses.

Disclaimer: The questions on these assessments ARE NOT found on the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Certification Exam. These questions simulate the format and types of questions asked and are intended as a study aid to review subject matter relevant to the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. Using an assessment tool does not guarantee a passing grade on the UPPCC Certification Exam.

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Members: $150 per tool
Non-Members: $200 per tool

Purchase the CPPO or CPPB online assessment tool for a virtual test prep experience that features over 325 study questions to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses.

Choose NIGP courses to fill your knowledge gap. NIGP’s coursework aligns with the UPPCC’s body of knowledge by domain.

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NIGP’s CPPO and CPPB prep courses are available online and in-person. They address key information on topics identified in the UPPCC BOK and can help you identify areas you need to continue studying.

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Now that you know your strengths and weakness, it’s time to study! Form a small study group to get unique topic perspectives, and follow our study guide for helpful tips and advice.

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Take the online assessment tool again to see where you have made progress and which areas still need development.

Use the three volumes of animated online flashcards for a fun and quick way to master essential procurement terms and definitions from the NIGP Dictionary.