NIGP-CPP Certification

Prepare for the NIGP-CPP

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE NIGP-CPP EXAM

  1. Understand the Exam Format

The Comprehensive exam is a two-module (A and B), computer-based, multiple-choice exam. Each module consists of 80 questions; of these, 75 questions will be scored and the remaining 5 will be considered pre-test questions that may be used in future exams.

You will have 2 hours to complete each module of the computer-based exam at your local testing center.  Read more >


 2. Understand the Exam Content

The comprehensive NIGP-CPP exam is based on 43 competency statements built on the Public Procurement Competency Framework.

Module A covers 20 of those competency statements and Module B covers 23 of the 43 competency statements.  Read more > 


 3. Optional Preparation for the Exam

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 4PATHWAY F CANDIDATES PLEASE NOTE

IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning with August 2024 testing all candidates – regardless of eligibility pathway or application approval date – must successfully complete both Module A and Module B to earn the NIGP-CPP certification.

  • All candidates will be required to pass both Exam Module A and Exam Module B after May 31.  NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED.

 IF YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR MAY 2024 TESTING, APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING IS CRITICAL! SCHEDULE YOUR MAY TESTING APPOINTMENT ON OR BEFORE MAY 24.

If an issue arises and you cannot test – regardless of the reason – the testing window cannot be extended, and you will be required to pass both Module A and Module B after May 31, 2024.

QUESTIONS

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Phone: 800-367-6447

TOOLS TO HELP YOU PREPARE

Test Your Procurement Knowledge
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Take an Exam Prep Course
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Purchase the Prep Guides 
Available for Modules A and B in digital and print formats.
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