Course

CPPB Online Prep

  • Date: 05/04/2021 - 06/22/2021
  • Instructor: Ms. Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO
    Ms. Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO

    Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO, CPPB, retired 2014 as the Director of Purchasing for the City of Savannah. With over 30 years’ experience in local government purchasing, Joy has an excellent combination of procurement knowledge and educational skills to teach procurement professionals, public employees and vendors. Joy is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in secondary education and completed supplemental coursework in purchasing, accounting and business law. She is a Certified Professional Public Officer and Buyer, serves as an instructor for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and has led seminars and courses on public sector purchasing to procurement professionals, business owners and government employees. Joy has written and developed curriculum for several courses on procurement and finds training her fellow purchasing professionals to be her dream job.


    She has been active within the NIGP community for over 20 years serving as the local chapter president for three terms as well as other positions on the executive board. She has been a moderator for several networking sessions and volunteered on the Quality Control team at five different NIGP forums. Joy also served as a mentor to students completing home study course to obtain certification.


    Joy believes in serving her community, volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, United Way and the Interfaith Hospitality Network for many years. As a faithful community volunteer, she was named a Jefferson Award winner in 2010. Originally from Dayton, Ohio and a die-hard Buckeye fan, Joy and her supportive husband Paul have two daughters, Kathleen and Megan, and a sweet, neurotic dog, Kody.


    On the Faculty of:
    Introduction to Public Procurement
    Contract Administration in the Public Sector
    Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals
    Sourcing in the Public Sector
    CPPB Prep Online
    Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals Online

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 24
  • Recertification: Non-Accredited

In an effort to prepare candidates for the computer-based CPPB 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.

On a weekly basis, learners will be required to:

  1. Complete reading assignments from the textbook
  2. Complete self-assessments that cover the 6 Domains of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Body of Knowledge
  3. Attend a 2-hour online live session (attendance is required at each live content session) 

May 4,       2:00 - 3:00 PM(Eastern)(Orientation)
May 11,     2:00 - 4:00 PM(Eastern)
May 18,     2:00 - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
May 25,     2:00 - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
June 1,      2:00 - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
June 8,    2:00 - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
June 15,    2:00 - 4:00 PM (Eastern)

Course participants will receive a non-printable eBook version of the text.  Hardcover textbooks are available to registrants at a 40% discount through the NIGP online bookstore. The course confirmation email will contain the discount code needed to apply toward the purchase of the hardcover text. The NIGP Dictionary text will also be available for at the time of registration and is another useful resource. 

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
CPPB Online Prep - Member Standard $395.00 05/04/2021
CPPB Online Prep - Non-Member Standard$495.00 05/04/2021
CPPB Online Prep - Member Standard $395.00
CPPB Online Prep - Non-Member Standard $495.00
Spots available: 39

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 CPPB 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:  

  • 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

  • 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.
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Miscellaneous

Length

  • 8 Week Course

Course Outline

Week One:

  • Getting Started: Orientation, navigation and class introductions

Week Two:

  • Domain I: Procurement Administration

Week Three:

  • Domain II: Sourcing

Week Four:

  • Domain III: Negotiation Process

Week Five:

  • Domain IV Contract Administration

Week Six:

  • Domain V: Supply Management & Domain VI:  Strategic Procurement

Week Seven:

  • Final Assessment, Debrief, test taking tips, and strategies

System Requirements

Operating System:

  • Windows Vista SP2 or newer
  • Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)

Hardware:

  • Video Card
  • Sound card and headphones or speakers (some assignments have audio components)

Software:

Web Browser:

  • The last three versions of the major browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer
  • Other web browsers may work, but may not render all features of the courses
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled

Internet:

  • Reliable internet connection. Broadband cable or highspeed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.
  • E-mail account (to be able to register and to receive e-mail from the course system regarding registration, course status, etc.)
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)

Payment Information

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

If you cannot attend an online class, you may register someone else in your place up to the start date of the course. There will be no other transfers allowed. If this is not an option for you, cancellations must be received in writing no later than three days before the posted start date of the course. Registrants who choose to cancel shall retain the eBook and will be refunded the registration fee minus $150. Please note, that if you don't cancel or you don't do not participate during the first week after the start of class, you will be dropped from the course and are not eligible for a refund.

Questions, please contact us at registrationinfo@nigp.org

 

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

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
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171

Disclaimer

Participation in NIGP’s Online Prep Course will help you prepare to sit for the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) examination for the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO). This Online Prep Course focuses your study on the six areas of content (domains) within the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Body of Knowledge upon which the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) examinations are built.

The Prep is a review course cannot take the place of procurement courses and years of procurement experience. Taking this course will not guarantee a pass rate on the final exam. The Prep Course will help you understand your areas of content strengths and weaknesses, assist in guiding study activity, and provide self-directed study questions and information.


Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course 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 24 hours 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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