Course

CPPO Prep

  • Date: 03/24/2022 - 03/25/2022
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Chesterfield, VA
  • Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Ms. Carolyn L. Everett, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Ms. Carolyn L. Everett, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Phone: 859-329-1068Fax: 502-573-2215

    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, CPPB


    Experience: Carolyn retired from Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Finance and Administration Cabinet, Division of Engineering & Contract Administration (DECA), where she served a Strategic Procurement Specialist III.


    > With over 29 years of experience, she has held a variety of positions in both the private and public sectors. Carolyn started her formal procurement career in the private sector, purchasing IT hardware, software, and paper goods for manufacturing plants, including Whirlpool Corporation. Later, she took a public procurement position at the Cabinet for Health & Family Services (CHFS), where she began as Administrative Secretary to the Branch Manager of the Procurement Dept. There, she moved through the ranks of Purchasing Officer I, II, III, Purchasing Agent I, and Internal Policy Analyst II, conducting complex Request For Proposals (RFPs) for Child Support, Food Stamps, Medicaid, IT technology, maintenance agreements, copiers, cell phones, etc. She also conducted solicitations for construction projects, equipment, maintenance, repairs, and Capital projects for the various State agencies, as well as the Kentucky universities and Department of Military Affairs.


    Carolyn is a long time member and served as Chapter President for the Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) and serves on the Forum Committee for NIGP




    NIGP Courses / Topics:
    Contract Administration
    Contracting for Construction Services
    CPPO PREP
    CPPB PREP
    Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals
    Introduction to Public Procurement
  • Level: Advanced
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 15

In an effort to prepare candidates for the computer-based CPPO exam containing 175 questions, this course provides a review that addresses key information on topics identified in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. Considered as a tool to help the student in assessing their own strengths and weaknesses, as they relate to the subject matter, this course is only a part of the candidates overall study plan for preparation. Participation in this class does not guarantee success on the examination.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
CPPO PREP (Standard)$395.00 03/03/2022
CPPO PREP (Standard) $395.00
(prices valid until Mar 3, 2022)
Spots available: 24

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the content of the six domains in the body of knowledge as it relates to the CPPO Examination.
  • Describe the testing environment for the certification exams.
  • Explain various methods of study that will help prepare for the exam.

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.  


Completion Requirements

  • Attendance at all sessions of the entire course is required and will be monitored.
  • Active participation in all self assessments is required
  • NIGP will not issue partial Contact Hours.
  • An evaluation form must be completed and returned to NIGP prior to the completion of the course
  • CEUs are not awarded for attendance.

Competency Alignment

The CPPO course does not follow NIGP Pathways Competency framework.

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Miscellaneous

Length

  • 2 Day In-Person Course

Course Outline

This course addresses all 6 domain areas identified in the Body of Knowledge.

Day One:

  • Domain I: Legal Framework
  • Domain II: Procurement Planning & Analysis
  • Domain III: Sourcing & Soliciting

Day Two:

  • Domain IV: Contract Management
  • Domain V: Leadership
  • Domain VI: Business Principles
  • Practice Questions Review, Test Tips, Debrief.



Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

Local Contact

Name:Jianchong Luo
Phone:804-748-1701
Email:luoj@chesterfield.gov

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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