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NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP)

1,000 approved NIGP-CPP candidates​ and counting...

That’s right, when we launched our new certification program, we couldn’t possibly have imagined how successful it would be. This success is in no small part to our amazing group of professionals who want to elevate the work that each of you does, and a whole new way to get recognized for it.

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What is the NIGP-CPP

NIGP’s Certified Procurement Professional designation (NIGP-CPP)  targets current and aspiring leaders in the public procurement profession.  The program offers unique attributes when compared to other procurement-related professional certifications:

  • It is the only certification that is anchored in the Public Procurement Competency Framework. The Framework is rooted in research produced by the Volcker Alliance that seeks effective public service through workforce competencies.
  • It is the only certification that specifically targets mid to executive level procurement leaders in the public sector.
  • It is the only certification that integrates with NIGP’s Pathways program featuring competency development within 33 learning modules. 
  • It is the only competency-based certification built on a modular exam that expands beyond public procurement’s technical aspects and assesses the more holistic competencies needed to be successful leader within a public entity, embracing elements of leadership, business principles, and procurement strategy.

And since the NIGP-CPP is integrated within NIGP’s Pathways program, the certification program complements  NIGP’s research program and the constantly expanding learning modules; providing assurances that the NIGP-CPP remains relevant to the competencies you need to be a successful leader in your career – today and into the future. 

Finally, the NIGP-CPP is one of several ways a procurement professional can be publicly recognized for the achievement of competencies. The program is offered by NIGP – the leading public procurement association that serves as a trusted advisor to more than 3,000 public agencies and 16,000 public procurement professionals throughout North America.

Watch this informative video to better understand our program.

The NIGP-CPP certification encompasses the knowledge and skills of today’s true Procurement Leaders.

Rick Gentry, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
Procurement and Contract Services Manager
Lee's Summit, MO

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