Course

CPPO Prep

  • Date: 03/11/2024 - 03/12/2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, FNIGP, MBA, C.P.M., CPFIM
    Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, FNIGP, MBA, C.P.M., CPFIM
    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, C.P.M. Experience: Kirk Buffington, C.P.M. is the Director of Finance for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida – a position he has held since 2014. He brings 19 years of procurement experience to the profession – including 17 years in public procurement for Florida municipal and county governments. Kirk holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Logistics and Materials Management from Webster University. In service to NIGP Chapters, Kirk has held membership in the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP since 1993 and in the Southeast Florida Chapter since 1995. He has served as the Southeast Florida Chapter Vice President and was the President for two years. Kirk is a Certified NIGP Instructor and served as the President of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. in 2008-2009. In service to the profession, Kirk has also held numerous leadership positions within the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) and as its President in 2001. He was also a member of the Local Planning Committee for the 1997 NIGP Forum in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 16

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 03/10/2024
CPPO PREP (Standard) $395.00
(prices valid until Mar 10, 2024)
Spots available: 9

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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Payment Information

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NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
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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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