On Demand: CPPO Online Assessment Tool

On Demand: CPPO Online Assessment Tool

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The CPPO Online Assessment Tool consists of 175 multiple choice questions that are aligned to the UPPCC's Body of Knowledge and Competency (BoK-C). Detailed feedback is provided for each question. At the end of each Domain assessment, the user receives a score and suggestions for resources to help learners gain the knowledge and competence needed.

CPPO Online Assessment Tool$98.0011/03/202112/31/2054
CPPO Online Assessment Tool $98.00


The CPPO Online Assessment tool allows you to test your knowledge in the following:
Domain I. Legal Framework (15%)
The legal framework of public procurement defines the boundaries practitioners are required to adhere to in performance of their duties. It is a structure of laws, rules, and regulations which govern public procurement.
Domain II. Procurement Planning & Analysis (17%)
Planning and analysis is a broad area of knowledge and competencies which encompasses the use of tools and data to successfully execute the various activities associated with any procurement. Procurement planning, although occurring principally prior to solicitation, can occur throughout the life cycle of any procurement. Procurement analysis refers to the collection, collation, and application of analytical techniques of data in support of business decisions. Both planning and analysis are used to maximize the success of procurement functions within the public entity.  
Domain III. Souring & Solicitation (20%)

Sourcing is the selection of the best supplier to fulfill a need. Sourcing includes market analysis, determination of procurement method, determination of contract type, selection of delivery methods, and related functions associated with a successful procurement action. Solicitation is the process of requesting offers from the marketplace prior to selection of an offeror to fulfill the need of the public entity.

Domain IV. Contract Development & Management (17%)

Contract development and management are the final stages of a successful procurement event. Evaluation of offers leads to determination of best value to the requesting entity and award of a contract or contracts to the most advantageous offeror(s). Contract management is a comprehensive phrase which includes programming, planning, budgeting, sourcing, and contract execution, followed by contract administration. Contract administration is a function of overseeing supplier performance and guiding a contract to full and successful completion and closeout.

Domain V. Leadership (18%)

Leadership in public procurement is the process of applying knowledge and competencies to achieve organizational success. Leadership includes the ability to be aware of and manage interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Procurement organizations serve the needs of the public entity, including: delivering the tools required to provide service to citizens, providing leadership in the procurement function focusing on the overall planning, policy development and execution, hiring and retaining qualified staff, fostering positive interaction with support and oversight bodies, and continuous monitoring and improvement.

Domain VI. Business Principles (13%)

Business principles provide the foundation for operational efficiencies to maximize the success of the procurement function. These principles are relevant in all phases of the procurement cycle including planning, budgeting, management of inventories, internal and external audits and reconciliations. These principles guide decisions and actions which impact operations and compliance.

Intended Audience

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

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

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

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  

Completion Requirements

The CPPO Online Assessment Tool allows 3 attempts for each of the six Domain assessments.


Payment Information

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


Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
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Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds, all sales are final.

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On Demand: CPPO Online Assessment Tool