Applicants who are not certified as CPPO/CPPB

Your Path to NIGP-CPP Certification

Unlike most other programs, the NIGP-CPP does not require any specific procurement classes or training to be eligible. This means greater flexibility for you on how best to prepare for your exam without required mandates from NIGP.

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CHOOSE YOUR PATH

NIGP offers 5 paths towards certification for those who have never been certified. Choose the one that best applies to you.  All 5 paths require you take the Comprehensive Exam.

PATHWAY A

Graduate degree with a specific concentration in public administration, public policy, supply chain, procurement, or economics


2 years (24 months) relevant full-time work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years


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PATHWAY B

Bachelors or higher degree (any discipline) and a graduate-level certificate in public administration, public policy, supply chain, or procurement


3 years (36 months) relevant full-time work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years


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PATHWAY C

Bachelors degree or higher (any discipline)


4 years (48 months) relevant full-time work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years


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PATHWAY D

Two-year post-secondary diploma OR associate degree (any discipline) OR NIGP Public Procurement Associate Designation


6 years (72 months) relevant full-time work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years


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PATHWAY E

No post-secondary diploma required


8 years (96 months) relevant full-time work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years


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Apply for Comprehensive Exam

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NIGP-CPP and the CPPO & CPPB

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Prepare for the Comprehensive Exam

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