On Demand: NIGP-CPP Module A Prep

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  • Level: Advanced
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 7.5
  • CEUs: 0.8

The NIGP-CPP certification is a must-have for anyone is public sector procurement. The NIGP-CPP certification is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate public procurement professionals who demonstrate the competencies essential to succeed in the public sector. Promoting learner engagement in three critical areas not traditionally covered by the CPPB and CPPO designations—focusing on competencies associated with Strategy, Leadership, and Business Principles—the NIGP-CPP Module A Prep course empowers students to assess their own strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the NIGP Public Procurement Competency Framework. Included within this course enrollment are several items designed to help you prepare for the NIGP-CPP Certification exam, including:

  • NIGP-CPP Module A Prep Guide
  • Student Workbook (includes Course Notes, Job Aids, Practical Application Exercises, etc.)
  • Practice Questions

Candidates of this course should enroll a minimum of six months prior to the selected test date in order to provide sufficient time for independent reflection and additional study. Please note that participation in this course does not guarantee success on the examination.

On Demand: NIGP-CPP Module A Prep$155.00  
On Demand: NIGP-CPP Module A Prep $155.00


Course Outline

The NIGP-CPP Module A Prep Course focuses on the following key areas:

  • Create Procurement's strategic goals, objectives, and policies in alignment with the entity-wide strategic plan.
  • Manage Efficiency and effectiveness in achievement of Procurement's mission.
  • Engage the legislative process to further procurement interest.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations from the various branches and levels of government.
  • Create, implement, and maintain fair, accessible, and transparent policies and procedures that align entity behaviors, priorities, and professional procurement values.
  • Analyze information from multiple sources to create a procurement plan to meet the overall entity's goals.
  • Analyze current market trends and the impact on procurement planning.
  • Use procurement priorities and best value considerations in addition to cost, price, and spend analysis methods to inform decisions.
  • Assess risk and implement appropriate risk management approaches.
  • Determine most advantageous sourcing, solicitation, and award method.
  • Determine the most favorable contract structure and content.
  • Manage all stages of the selection process (from receipt of requisition to award>.
  • Develop a negotiation strategy that maximizes advantages for all involved.
  • Manage a protest consistent with the law and the entity's policies.
  • Establish policies and procedures for contract administration.
  • Establish policies and procedures to promote acceptable contract performance.
  • Establish policies and procedures to address contract performance issues.
  • Create and foster a professional, ethical culture.
  • Recruit, hire, develop, retain, and promote procurement professionals.
  • Select and implement technology to further procurement goals.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  



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