CPPO & CPPB Certification

NIGP Course Alignment to the UPPCC Body of Knowledge (BOK)

The UPPCC's Body of Knowledge and Competency (BOK-C) was revised in 2021 and effective with the October 2021 UPPCC exams. The UPPCC BOK-C identifies six domains for CPPO and CPPB certification; with two-thirds of the exam content focused on the four domains of legal framework, procurement planning and analysis, sourcing and solicitation, and contract development and management.

The UPPCC does not require candidates to take or pass specific courses before taking a CPPO or CPPB certification exam; however, in order to be successful, all certification candidates should have a solid understanding of the domains outlined in the BOK-C for their respective exam. Below, you can see all NIGP competency modules under the Pathways program that align with the 2021 UPPCC BOK-C along with a breakdown of the percentage of the exam that each domain makes up. Take learning that fills your knowledge gap to prepare for your upcoming CPPO or CPPB exam.

Not sure where you may have knowledge gaps?  NIGP’s Online Self-Assessment Tool for CPPO and CPPB candidates is a good start!

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