Module B is 80 multiple-choice questions that need to be completed within two hours at a designated testing center.

  4 test periods annually: February, May, August, November

  Testing takes place in testing centers via third party administrator

 Candidates who do not achieve a passing score may apply to retest during a later testing period by remitting the testing fee. 

Each candidate has three opportunities to pass each module during the two-year application period. 


for the
February 2022 Testing Period 

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The NIGP-CPP exam is a competency-based exam that aligns with the competencies embedded within the seven focus areas from the Public Procurement Competency Framework (PPCF). 

The NIGP-CPP MODULE B Exam is based on 23 Technical Competency Statements.

The Module B Exam will be available through June 2024.

A bridge from other professional certifications may be considered in the future.

The purpose of the Module B Exam is to assess candidates on competency and knowledge statements incorporated into the NIGP-CPP exam, which are not included in the CPPO and CPPB exams. The Module B Exam covers the 23 technical competency statements as listed on the previous tab. Candidates who are eligible to take the Module B Exam (Pathway F) are not required to take the Module A exam since they have already demonstrated knowledge and skills in these areas.

Technical Statements included on the Module B Exam:


  • Choose and implement strategic improvements for the procurement function
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement socially and environmentally sustainable procurement policies and other procurement priorities

Policy, Legislation, and Program Oversight  

  • Advise the entity on how to resolve procurement-related issues
  • Manage stakeholder expectations by communicating requirements, responsibilities, and outcomes
  • Create, lead, and provide holistic procurement program oversight

Planning and Analysis

  • Identify opportunities for strategic contracting initiatives

Sourcing and Solicitation

  • Manage the issues distinct to international business

Contract Administration

  • Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of asset management, warehousing, and logistics programs
  • Recommend options to dispose of assets to maximize residual value


  • Create policies and procedures to support an ethical workplace
  • Create a culture and system to foster continuous improvement
  • Provide procurement professional development opportunities
  • Provide educational opportunities related to procurement best practices to all, including non-procurement professionals
  • Engage stakeholders in development of entity key performance indicators to achieve change implementation
  • Communicate programs, policies, and procedures in support of entity’s continuous advancement
  • Develop criteria for evaluation of internal and external relationships as well as procurement’s performance
  • Align procurement change with entity goals
  • Identify and address challenges and conflicts

Business Principles and Operations  

  • Establish a continuous improvement plan
  • Identify how changes in global, national, and regional economies will affect operations
  • Develop and manage a thriving and resilient workplace
  • Obtain and manage budgetary resources to further procurement goals
  • Develop and implement a communication plan to enhance the image of the procurement function

Pathway F


Those eligible for the Module B Exam include:


Current CPPO or CPPB or lapsed with one year of expiration date of certification

Proof of formal education or relevant work experience is not required

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